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Cross River set to establish 2nd state university

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Cross River Governor Bassey Otu

By Akpan David, Calabar 

Cross River State government is about to launch another state university.

Commissioner for Information, Erasmus Ekpang confirmed this, saying the state executive council at its 5th meeting approved the conversion of the erstwhile  College of Education into State University of Education and Entrepreneurship in Awi, Akamkpa local government area.

He said “Executive Council has given an approval Executive Bill seeking to establish the proposed university to take over the current facilities of the State College of Education, Awi, Akamkpa LGA.”

The Information Commissioner explained that the approved Executive Bill will be transmitted to the State Legislature for further legislative action, including Public Hearing by the legislature, before final nod is given to the proposal.

Also, the Exco approved a proposal seeking a strategic collaboration in the State  between Universities and MDAs to foster local fabrication of basic necessities in Agriculture, Education materials, Health care, Water and Sanitation.

Erasmus added that  exco further gave approval for a revised scope of work to refurbish the State Library after it was disclosed that the earlier contractor, an indigenous firm, had disappointed the State, which reason their contract was revoked. 

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