Osedeke said, “One of the major problems facing the tertiary institution is the establishment of universities without template for funding. The method of appointment and recruitment into state-owned universities by the government has also been a problem.’’

Also, the Port Harcourt Zonal Coordinator of ASUU, Stanley Ogoun, last month, called for the urgent amendment of the National Universities’ Commission Act to stop governors from indiscriminately establishing new universities without adequately funding them.

The union said governors were turning the establishment of tertiary institutions into constituency projects at the detriment of existing ones.

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