BUHARI FINALLY DECLARES ANTI-CORRUPTION WAR IN NIGERIAN UNIVERSITIES

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[Kano]–President Muhammadu Buhari has finally signaled the commencement of anti-corruption war in Nigerian universities.

The President has expressed his readiness at the 33rd Convocation ceremony of Bayero University Kano.

Buhari, who spoke through the Executive Secretary National Universities Commission (NUC), Prof. Abubakar Adamu Rasheed, said government had received series of petitions and reports alleging financial reckless against university management, saying government is studying the document and that the government is ready to purge Nigerian universities of financial recklessness and high handedness.

“Government is concerned about the growing rate of financial recklessness and high handedness in Nigeria’s public universities. Let me inform you that government is presently studying the reports of allegation after which appropriate action will be taken against whoever is found guilty in due course,” he revealed.

He further stressed that appropriate disciplinary action would be meted to whoever would be found guilty.

The President further noted his administration was determined to sustain its commitment to improving standard of education in Nigeria as he also announced the release of over N234b, being the 2016 annual intervention funds to Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND) for onward distribution to public universities.

The Vice Chancellor of the university, Prof. Muhammad Yahuza Bello, earlier noted that the University was graduating 8,405 students, out of which 5,283 were first degrees and 3,122 were higher degrees.




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