In order to pay salaries and tackle other challenges, Nasarawa State University, Keffi has called on the state House of Assembly to increase the subvention to the institution.

The institution acting Vice Chancellor, Prof. Suleiman Bala-Mohammed made this appeal during a visit to the House of Assembly Committee on Education to defend its 2019 budget on Thursday.

Speaking on the increment, Bala said his desire was to uplift the institution to a world class standard, pointing out that the monthly subvention of N129million was inadequate.

He also 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.

Responding, Mr Daniel Ogah-Ogazi, the Chairman, House Committee on Education, Science and Technology, assured the University of its readiness to tackle the challenges it was battling with.

He advised the management to ensure prudent management of resources toward making the school a model in the country.

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