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FG tasks varsity Governing Councils on competitiveness

The Federal Government has charged the newly-inaugurated Governing Councils of four Federal Universities of Agriculture to stimulate rapid growth, make them more competitive and attractive in strict adherence to the Universities’ Masterplans, Academic briefs and Strategic Plans.

Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, gave the change while inaugurating the Governing Councils in Abuja.

Adamu said the inauguration of the councils was delayed due to some misconceptions on domiciliation because of their specialized nature.

“The Governing Council sets the policies, defines the directions, lends its weight and extends its support to the Management as the latter implements those policies and decisions of the Council,” the minister said.

The federal universities, whose councils were inaugurated, are Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta; Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike; Joseph Sarwuan Tarka University of Agriculture, Makurdi, formerly University of Agriculture, Makurdi; and Federal University of Agriculture, Zuru.

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