20 January 2021 By James Itodo
The Vice Chancellor of Modibbo Adama University Yola , Professor Abdullahi Tukur says
the University is set to fully transform into a conventional University as conferred on it by an Act of Parliament signed into law by President Muhamnadu Buhari.
President Muhamnadu Buhari had on January 6, 2021, signed into law a bill passed by the National Assembly in December last year which sought for transformation of Modibbo Adama University of Technology ( MAUTECH) to a conventional one that can run courses outside technologically oriented ones.
The Bill, sponsored by Senator Aishatu Dahiru Ahmed Binani representing Adamawa Central, specifically sought for enabling laws to make the University run all approved academic programs as any other conventional University across the country including medical and other allied sciences.
Speaking to journalists in Abuja, the Vice Chancellor of the University said with the new status conferred on the citadel of learning, its 2 ,500 students population size would increase in the next academic session as more courses would be offered and lecturers recruited.
” With the new status, machineries are being put in place to make the University universal like other conventional ones as against the specialized status it started with”
Senator Aishatu Dahiru Ahmed had in an earlier statenent issued on the new status of the University , said: ” Modibbo Adama University can now run all approved academic programs as any other conventional University across the country including medical and other allied sciences.
“This will no doubt encourage our teeming youths seeking placements into Tertiary Institutions specifically in these difficult times to realize their ambitions
“Apart from leading in technology, the new law will make Modibbo Adama University to be truly universal with broader courses and enhanced opportunities.”
The Senator added that she championed the bill to create opportunities for students in Adamawa, Taraba and other states in the North-East to further their education to University level.