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Abia Govt converts three institutions into universities

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Abia Govt converts three institutions into universities

Abia State Government has announced the conversion of three institutions into universities in the State following the approval by the State House of Assembly.

This was disclosed in a release by the State Commissioner for Information, Chief John Okiyi Kalu, and made available to newsmen, at the end of the Abia State Executive Council Meeting chaired by Governor Okezie Ikpeazu at the Government House, Umuahia, on Tuesday.

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The institutions are: Abia State Polytechnic, Aba, to become Abia State University of Science and Technology; Abia State College of Education, Arochukwu, to become Abia State University of Education; and Abia State College of Health Sciences and Management Studies to become Abia State University of Health Science and Management Studies, Aba.

The Government also approved the bifurcation of Abia State Ministry of Education into Ministry of Basic Education and Ministry of Post Basic Education.

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The Government further approved special funding for Abia State Scholarship Board to enable them deliver more foreign scholarships to desiring Abia Students, as well as award local scholarships.

Abia Govt converts three institutions into universities

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