Mr. Godwin Obaseki, Governor of Edo State, last Friday, announced changes in tertiary training in the state, with the Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, splitting into a multi-campus institution.
The College of Education in Igueben and School of Agriculture have also been unbundled to have presence across the senatorial districts of the state.
The Governor announced the decision while speaking at the education policy town hall meeting convened by the state Ministry of Education in Benin City.
With the new plan, the parent campus would be in Ekpoma, Edo Central, while the two additional campuses would be located in Oredo Local Government and Owan Federal constituency.
The Institute of Continuing Education, ICE will be Ambrose Alli University campus in Oredo will oFor Oredo, and would focus on technology and engineering, while the campus in Owan would provide training for agriculture and natural resources.
In the same vain, the government has also upgraded the State College of Agriculture, Iguoriakhi, to a degree-awarding institution, and similarly, sited campuses in Agenebode and Uromi in Edo North and Central respectively.
The highbrow Edo University in Iyamho will now have campuses in Uhunmwode Local Government Area and Esan South East Local Government Area.
“We are, as a priority, upgrading our College of Agriculture into three campuses and that the college would be degree-awarding.
“We have the main campus in Iguoriakhi, we have another campus in Uromi, and the third one in Agenebode.
“The one in Iguoriakhi is almost completed, while the ones in Agenebode and Uromi would be captured in our next budget.
“The same philosophy would apply to our College of Education, which has been converted into three campuses.
“Abudu campus will focus on basic and early childhood education, the main campus in Igueben will focus on secondary education, while Afuze on special, physical and health education.” The governor explained.