The bill which is now referred to the Senate Committee on Education, if eventually passed will enable ALVAN IKOKU FEDERAL COLLEGE OF EDUCATION to be a Degree Awarding Institution independent of her initial affiliation to University of Nigeria Nsukka.
Ifeanyicy.com exclusively gathered that with the support of the Senate and critical education stakeholders, the foremost college of education will receive favorable support and passed into law. Such bringing to reality the dreams and aspirations of all Imo people and Eastern Nigeria who had longed for such opportunity.
Read part statement made available by the Chairman Senate committee on Rules, Ethics and Public petitions, Samuel Anyanwu.
"Today on the floor of the Senate, a bill "Alvan Ikoku Federal University of Education Owerri" (Establishment, ETC) BILL, 2017 (SB.398) which I Sponsored passed through it's second reading today. The bill subsequently was referred to Senate Committee on TETFUND and Tertiary Education for further legislative action.
This bill when eventually passed into law will give a legal framework to the full upgrade of the institution to a Federal University and no longer college of Education. By this status, the University will be able to award degrees independent of the initial affiliation to University of Nigeria Nssukka".he concluded
You could recall that former President, Goodlluck Jonathan awarded ALVAN IKOKU Federal University Status but unfortunately, it was cancelled by the Mohammadu Buhari led APC government, necessitating the move by the Owerri zonal senator to give the institution necessary legislative backing.