Prof. Suleiman Bala-Mohammed, Acting Vice Chancellor, Nasarawa State University, Keffi, has appealed to the state House of Assembly to increase the subvention to the institution to enable it pay salaries and tackle other challenges.
Bala-Mohammed made the appeal on Thursday, when the management of the university appeared before the state House of Assembly Committee on Education, to defend its 2019 budget.
The acting Vice Chancellor said that his desire was to uplift the institution to a world class standard, pointing out that the monthly subvention of N129million was inadequate.
He commended the House for its efforts to improve on the standard of education in the institution, and enumerated major challenges to include personnel cost, lack of a university printing press and backlog of earned allowance of lecturers. Read more