Also passed was a bill to establish the Institute of Information and Communication Technology, Ogoja, Cross River state.
The passage of the bill followed the presentation and consideration of a report by the Committee on Tertiary Institutions and TETFUND.
The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Lagos, Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe announced this at a news conference on activities lined up for the institution’s 51st convocation on Wednesday in Lagos.
Also passed was a bill for the establishment of the Institute of Information and Communication Technology, Suleja.
Also passed was a bill to establish the Federal College of Education, Gwoza in Borno State.
The matriculation, which is the university’s fourth, held on May 25, 2021, days after it unveiled a Science Lab built by the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND).
A statement by the Director of Corporate Affairs, University of Ilorin, Kunle Akogun, disclosed that the laboratory, which was commissioned last weekend by TETFund’s Executive Secretary, Prof. Suleman Elias Bogoro, has already obtained the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control’s (NCDC) certification as a Public Health Laboratory for the diagnosis of COVID-19 and the surveillance of other infectious diseases like poliomyelitis, Lassa Fever and other viral haemorrhagic fevers.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the Senate passed the bill on Wednesday.
Also passed was a bill to upgrade the Federal Polytechnic, Ilaro, to a full-fledged Federal University of Technology.
The development followed the third reading of a bill for an Act to provide for the establishment of the Federal University of Technology, Ilaro and for Other Matters Connected therewith, which was sponsored by Senator Adeola Solomon.
The Terrorism Prevention (Amendment) Bill, 2021, which scaled second reading during plenary is sponsored by Senator Ezenwa Francis Onyewuchi.
They are the Federal University of Education, Ankpa, and the Federal University of Agriculture, Kabba.
Vice-Chairman of the Senate Committee on Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND), Sen. Sandy Onor (PDP Cross-River), gave the pledge at a public hearing and presentation of memoranda on three bills for the education sector.
A molecular diagnostic testing combines laboratory testing with the precision of molecular biology, which has revolutionised the way clinical and public health laboratory investigate the human, viral, and microbial genomes, their genes, and the products they encode.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the equipment, funded by the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND), comprised of 280 sets of computer systems and generators, among others.
The investigation would also cover all monies donated by foreign governments and agencies to the initiative.
Few days ago, the management of the institution at the Ifetedo campus increased the accommodation levy by N20,000 from N60,000.
The committee also uncovered that the Central Bank of Nigeria and the Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund had not paid up their 30% and 20% equity capital respectively as shareholders of the bank, as spitulated by the FMBN establishment Act.
The CDS, represented by the Chief of Defence Intelligence, Air Vice Marshal Mohammed Usman, stated this in his closing remarks at the maiden edition of the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Challenge 2020 competition on Thursday at Jaji Military Cantonment, Kaduna.
Bogoro made the assertion on Wednesday in Lagos at the 2020 joint TETFund and Federal Inland Revenue Service interactive forum with administrators, contributors and tertiary institutions in the South-West zone.