Oyo State Governor Sei Makindi has approved the bill which seeks to upgrade the Emmanuel Alliande College of Education in Oyo to a teaching university.
McKindi signed the bill on Monday.
The Daily Post reports that the Oyo State Assembly members had earlier passed the bill into law.
Speaking after the bill was signed into law, the governor said the bill would increase access to a quality college education in the state.
He asserted that higher education institutions in the state had gone from receiving 25 per cent subsidy to receiving 100 per cent subvention.
While speaking, McKindi insisted that the institution would be empowered by law to award university degrees, diplomas, titles and other academic distinctions.
He further explained that the aim of the state government is to ensure that the university becomes the best teaching university in the country.
Makindi said, “This is another milestone in the history of higher education in Oyo State. Of course, education is one of the four pillars of the current administration which we called Omituntun 1.0. The next Omituntun 2.0 is sustainable development.
This is another promise we made in the course of ruling our dear country. We made good on this promise by sending an Executive Bill to the Oyo State Assembly to upgrade Emmanuel Alayande College of Education into a degree-granting institution, and today, we sign the bill into law.
Thereafter, the university will be empowered by law to confer university degrees, diplomas, titles and other academic distinctions. This is another way to increase the chances of getting a quality college education for the people of Oyo State.
“We aspire to ensure that the Emmanuel Alayande University of Education becomes the best university for education in Nigeria.”
Makindi signs the bill to upgrade Oyo College into a university