The bills, which scaled second reading on the floor of the House presided over by the Speaker, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa, were committed to the House Committee on Education (Tertiary) to report back in two weeks.
This was contained in a statement made available to newsmen in Abuja by Okebukola, a former Executive Secretary of the National Universities Commission and Chairman, Governing Council of the National Open University of Nigerian.
The fund said the fund was meant to bolster the conduct of cutting-edge researches in the nation’s tertiary institutions.
Sunmonu said this in a statement he issued after its National Executive Council meeting and made available to newsmen on Saturday in Lagos.
Also passed were two bills to establish the University of Technology, Auchi, Edo State; and Federal College of Education, Giwa, Kaduna State.
The union expressed this concern amidst the increasing cases of Coronavirus Disease across the country.
The Independent Corrupt Practices and other offences Commission said it has uncovered how eight Universities and Teaching Hospitals padded their personnel budget with over N7 billion.
Mariam Katagum, the Minister of State for Industry, Trade and Investment has urged private investors to help Nigerian universities to design a curricular that suit their job requirements in order to create employment.
The Pro-Chancellor of the University of Lagos, Dr. Wale Babalakin (SAN), has said universities cannot continue to survive on government largesse, adding that they must learn to invest and improve on revenue generation.
The Universities, according to the Minister of Aviation, Osita Chidoka, who briefed State House correspondents after the meeting on Wednesday, are: Augustine University, Ilara, Lagos State; Chrisland University, Owode, Ogun State; Christopher University, Mowe, Ogun State; Hallmark University, Ijebu Itele, Ogun State; Kings University, Ode Omu, Osun State; Michael and Cecilia Ibru University, Orode, Delta State; Mountain Top University, Ogun State; Ritman University, Ikot Ekpene, Akwa Ibom State; and Summit University, Offa, Kwara State
Jonathan made the call in Nsukka, Enugu State on Saturday at the 44th conferment of higher degree and award of honorary degrees to three eminent Nigerians
He said that adequate funding of universities was imperative in order to enhance teaching and research in them for the benefit of the nation
The Chairperson of the Committee, Fatima Ahmed, made this known on Tuesday in Abuja at the opening of a training programme for members of the committee
Wike said this in Abuja on Tuesday while responding to the suspension of the six months old strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities
For Universities, the cut-off is 180, Justifying the reduction, Prof Ruf’ai said it was aimed at encouraging students to seek admission into Polytechnics and colleges of education