By Naomi Sharang
The management of Modibbo Adama University of Technology (MAUTECH), Yola, Adamawa, says it plans to transform the institution into a conventional university in line with its new status.
Vice Chancellor, MAUTECH, Prof. Abdullahi Tukur said this while paying a courtesy visit on President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, in Abuja.
President Muhammadu Buhari had on Jan. 6, signed the amendment Act of the university converting it from technology oriented institution to a conventional university.
“Our visit to the President of the Senate along with Sen. Aishatu Dahiru is to thank the National Assembly for the all encompassing legislation made on the university and assented to by Buhari.
“With the new status, machineries are being put in place to make the university very universal like other conventional ones as against the specialised status it started with.
“Technological courses will still be run in the university but other equally important ones in the area of management , social and medical sciences will also be added in living up to the new status with attendant multiplier effects in so many ways for the university, Adamawa and Nigeria as a country,” he said.
In his remarks, Lawan thanked them for the visit and promised sustained efforts towards uplifting education in Nigeria.
“I will take this opportunity to commend the President for assenting to the bill. This is what we call cooperative governance. We work with the executive to ensure that Nigerian people benefit from democracy.
“We have set our eyes on our target of making Nigeria better and making Nigerians safer. What matters to us is what we are able to achieve at the end of the day.
“History will judge us very very fairly, and without sounding immodest, I’ll like to take this opportunity to congratulate the 9th National Assembly,” he said. (NAN)