The First Lady Aisha Buhari has revealed her intentions to establish a private university after President Buhari. Known as Muhammadu Buhari University, the First Lady made this known on Saturday during a town hall meeting in Yola organised by her in collaboration with indigenes of Adamawa.
Mrs Buhari, who did not however reveal when or where the university would be sited, explained that the university would be established in collaboration with partners from Sudan and Qatar. She lamented the challenges facing education and various sectors in the state, called for active support of the state indigenes in complementing government efforts.
“I cannot conclude without suggesting how we can complement the efforts of government in achieving some of its developmental goals.”
While this looks good on paper, Muhammadu Buhari University feels like another capitalist venture to keep wealth in the hands of the rich. This would have been different if the university was open to the public, wherein indigenes of the state can still afford to have an education. Establishing a private university in the state means only children of the rich would attend, and while private universities are still relatively better than public ones, a Muhammadu Buhari university doesn’t seem to have the people in mind.