Monday, February 15, 2021

Borno gets first private university, Zulum lays foundation


Rayyan Alhassan
Rayyan Alhassan is a 30-year-old graduate of Journalism and Mass Communication at Sikkim Manipal University, Ghana. He is the acting Managing Editor at the Daily Nigerian newspaper, a position he has held for the past 3 years. He can be reached via [email protected], or, or @Rayyan88 on Twitter.
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Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno on Monday laid the foundation for Al-Ansar University, the first privately-owned university in the state.

Mr Zulum whose administration allocated 100 hectares of land to Al-Ansar Foundation for the university, also directed the construction of 2.3 kilometre road and a borehole in the university in his address at the event.

Mr Zulum also directed the Ministry of Higher Education to liaise with the founder of the university to see how the government could further support the project.

The governor who reiterated the commitment of his administration to education in the state, promised similar support for anyone investing in providing quality education in Borno.

“We are very much willing to support any individual or group willing to partner the state government in order to provide the much needed qualitative education to our children at all levels,” Mr Zulum said.

In his remarks, the founder of the university and President of Al-Ansar Foundation, Dr Muhammad Kyari Dikwa, said that the university would be taking off with two colleges.

Mr Dikwa lauded the administration of Zulum for its commitment to education in the state and assured it of sustained investment in education in the state.


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