FG proposing financial autonomy for varsity, says minister

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By Muhammed Shaeed

As a way of promoting growth in the nation’s educational sector, the Minister of Special Duties and Intergovernmental Affairs, Zaphaniah Jisalo, has said the Federal Government is proposing financial autonomy for tertiary institutions in the country.

He said this at the 27th convocation of the University of Abuja, said the proposed autonomy was in line with the administration’s renewed hope agenda, according to a statement on Saturday by the ministry’s Director of Press, Anastasia Ogbonna.

“One of the key strategies proposed in the renewed hope agenda is financial autonomy for tertiary institutions which will encourage universities to source funds through grants and corporate sponsorship, promoting self-sustainability and reducing dependency on the Federal Government.

“By granting financial autonomy, institutions can effectively manage funds to enhance competitiveness, strive for excellence in education, and eradicate educational disruption caused by the strike, and let me emphasise that this administration is resolute in its dedication to reforming the nation’s educational sector.

” Quality education for all is a central target of the renewed hope agenda and the President is committed to hastening the delivery of quality education by implementing policies that will prioritise technological base learning resources, administration standards, and quality improvement.”

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