Forum asks FG to Establish Federal University of Agriculture and Technology in Funtua
A Social Developmental Group, Funtua Consultative Forum has written a comprehensive memo to the Federal Government asking for a Federal University of Agriculture and Technology to be established in Funtua Local Government Area of Katsina State.
The Group who wrote the memo addressing their various representatives in the Senate, House of Representative and State House of Assembly said it is born out of glaring injustice and lopsidedness being mated on the zone in terms of the distribution of higher institutions of learning in the state.
“There has been an outcry by the good people of Funtua in particular and Funtua Senatorial Zone otherwise known as Karadua zone on the obvious lop-sidedness in tertiary institutions distribution among the three (3) Senatorial Zones in Katsina state.
“Since the creation of the State in 1987, the concentration of the schools of higher learning remain largely in Katsina City in particular and Katsina Central Zone in general, hence, receiving greater incentives in human development over the rest.
“Currently, Katsina State hosts 17 tertiary institutions, but 8 institutions are concentrated in Katsina Metropolis and 2 are located in Dutsinma Local Government Area all in Katsina Central Senatorial District, they are: Hassan Usman Katsina Polytechnic, Katsina; Federal College of Education, Katsina; Umaru Musa Yaradua University, Katsina; School of Nursing, Katsina; Katsina State Institute of Information Technology, Katsina; Alqalam University, Katsina; National Open University Study Centre, Katsina; Civil Defense Training School, Katsina; Isa Kaita College of Education, Dutsin-ma and Federal University, Dutsinma.
“In Katsina North Senatorial District there are Federal University of Transport Technology, Yusuf Bala Usman College, Daura, College of Health Technology Daura, The Federal Polytechnic Daura, Federal Fire Training Insititute Kankia, College of Health Technology, Kankia The table below shows the distribution of State and Federal government-owned Diploma, NCE, and Degree awarding institutions in the three senatorial districts of the state.”
The memo, also, the Forum listed some points to justify their call for the establishment of the University in Funtua to include suitable weather, historical advantages, and availability of adequate infrastructures to support its uptake among others.