The governor of Kaduna state, Mukhtar Ramalan Yero, has promised to convert the Kafanchan campus of Kaduna State University (KASU) into a full-fledged University of Technology.

He promised to do this if re-elected into office in the gubernatorial elections that will hold this month.

He made this statement at a campaign rally in Sanga, a southern part of the state, on Monday. According to him, a technical committee for the establishment of the university has already been appointed and is led by Professor A. Rasheed, Vice Chancellor of the Bayero University, Kano.

This move seem to be predicated on the fact that there have been an influx of students seeking admission into the state’s university; a situation that may be connected with the emergence of Kaduna state as the best in the North and third in the country at the 2013/14 WASSCE and NECO exams.

In the Governor’s words: “That has increased the number of candidates seeking admission into university. We have decided to upgrade the Kafanchan Campus to an autonomous university so that we can build more faculties in Kafanchan and KASU in Kaduna. This will create more opportunities for our students.”

At least he is not promising free internet in computer village. This project, if it does become a reality, will help to ease the burden of students seeking admission into the state university.

Olumuyiwa Coker Author

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