Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, on Tuesday in Abuja at the inauguration of new Governing Councils of 23 Federal Universities, announced the federal government’s decision to move Universities of Agriculture from the Ministry of Education to that of Agriculture.
The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu disclosed that the EFCC, is currently investigating a number of allegations of financial impropriety arising from the utilization of the take-off grants in some of the universities.
The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, has constituted a seven-man committee to audit the utilisation of grants for the take-off of projects in the 12 new federal universities established between 2011 and 2013.
In 2016, only two states, Borno and Rivers states received their shares of the intervention funds while only 18 out of the 36 states of the federation and the FCT accessed the UBEC matching grant in 2015.
The Federal Ministry of Education and other stakeholders in the tertiary education sub-sector have agreed to retain the post-Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME, screening, but Universities must not charge beyond N2,500 as the fee for the exams.