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Nigerian Lawmakers Want 200 New Universities, Colleges, Polytechnics

If the wish of the 9th National Assembly is to come to reality, many constituencies in Nigeria will boast of a tertiary institution. In fact, there about 126 bills seeking the establishment of universities, Premium Times reports.

This comes despite the challenge of funding these higher institutions in the country. There are also 140 bills for the establishment of specialised colleges and 27 for the establishment of polytechnics.

In most of the cases, the lawmakers that proposed the establishment of the institutions want them cited in their constituencies.

Some Nigerians are not happy with the situation. Below are some reactions:

Umar D. Aliyu wrote:

“This kind of mentality will lead this country to nowhere. If the existing ones can not meet up with the desired standard why are we creating another? Please let our representatives/leaders do the right thing at the right time”

Adam Bukar Kanoma:

“Misplaced priority. Pls we don’t need more of these project. Improve the standard of the one we have and create more industries for our economy to improve. Moreover channel your energy on how to create jobs for our teeming graduates.”

Ishaya Katsit:

“What is actually wrong with us as a country? Could all these be selfishness at the highest level? More universities without making plans for where graduates would be engaged. Turning out graduates without anything to lay their hands on, or to die hungry ? How did we got here?”

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