A measure to change the state university’s founding statute is being given special attention by the Yobe State House of Assembly.
Following lengthy debate among the members, the measure introduced by the executive branch of government passed second reading on the House floor.
When the law is revised, the Vice Chancellor, Registrar, Bursar, and Chief Librarian of the institution would have a single term of five years instead of two terms of four years, according to Majority Leader of the House Hon. Nasiru Hassan Yusuf, who led the bill debate.
Speaking extensively about the significance of the change, the majority leader added that it will allow the university to comply with international best practices.
The bill’s supporters, Hon. Buba Ibrahim Kalallawa of the Gujba constituency and Hon. Bulama Bukar of the Damaturu II constituency, claimed that the modification will allow the state institution to compete with other universities across the nation.
The measure was sent to the House Standing Committee on Higher Education by Speaker Rt. Hon. Chiroma Buba Mashio in order to pursue more legislative action.
In related news, the House has approved Baba Gana Bukar Gujba’s nomination to the state Pilgrim Commission as a permanent member for the first four-year term.