Governor Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai Orders The Reopening Of Tertiary Institutions In Kaduna.
Malam Nasir El-Rufai also announced that all tertiary institutions owned by the Kaduna State Government will henceforth operate a multi-campus structure. This new policy has been approved by the State Executive Council as a means to further expand access to higher education, make accreditation of courses more cost-effective and respond concretely to the desire by several communities to host tertiary institutions.
The government explained that a multi-campus structure will help to make the state’s tertiary institutions more inclusive and expand the range of courses that students can study by making most courses available in all campuses.
“Memo presented to the State Executive Council indicates that the government hopes that the various campuses spread across the state can over time evolve into fully-fledged universities in their own right. That is how the campuses of the University of California system and those of the University of London have evolved.
“This multi-campus policy will be implemented in a way that assigns at least one tertiary institution to each of the 23 local government areas. The laws of some of our institutions are already been amended to reflect this.”
The government reiterated a commitment to transform KASU into a world-class university in the long-term. Part of the transition to a multi-campus structure entails moving the main campus of KASU itself to a purpose-built main facility behind the NTI in Rigachikun.
Members of the delegation applauded the governor for reopening schools and for adopting the multi-campus structure. Bishop Dodo said that it is clear that the government has good intentions, and is doing a lot, but he urged more efforts at communicating what is being done. Air Commodore Jekada expressed appreciation to security agencies and the state government for working restore order and make a return to normalcy possible. He pledged that they will continue to support and cooperate with the government for peace and development in southern Kaduna.