Bill on conversion of Navy University passes second reading

Lawan Hamidu, Abuja

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The Nigerian House of Representatives has passed for second reading, a bill seeking to make the Nigeria Navy University known as Admiralty University, Ibusa, Delta State, a conventional university.

 

Presenting the Bill before the passage, sponsor of the bill, Mr. Yusuf Adamu Gagdi from Plateau State said the passage of the bill into law will grant the institution full legal status to operate without any hinderance.

 

Mr. Gagdi said “This Bill seeks to establish the Admiralty University of Nigeria, Ibusa as conventional university with selected programmes, limited and focused faculties to promote scholarship, research and other means of advancement of knowledge and its practical application to military hardware and software, and provide an opportunity of acquiring a higher and liberal education in Nigeria.”

 

The lawmaker said the University would offer courses in military policy, logistics and strategy, as well as basic and applied sciences and arts.

 

Other areas are engineering, environmental and social sciences, education, agriculture, medical sciences, and any other field of study approved by the Senate of the University.

 

Mr. Gagdi, who is the Chairman House Committee on Navy said the institution would also provide special training courses “whether leading to university distinctions or not for such persons as may be prescribed, conduct research in any field as may be prescribed or directed, arranging conferences, seminars, workshops and like activities and performing any other function as may be conferred on it by Statute.”

 

The objective will be to  provide facilities for teaching, learning and training in order to ensure that students  obtain the advantage of a higher and liberal education.

 

It will also promote research and other means of advancement of knowledge and its practical application to military hardware and software, encourage and promote scholarship and conduct research in selected fields of learning and human endeavour including entrepreneurship skills.

 

Lateefah Ibrahim

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