5th November, 2018
The Kaduna State University will begin construction of the faculty of law, education and engineering buildings in 2019.
A document obtained by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) indicates that cost of the projects is included in the state’s 2019 proposed budget before the State House of Assembly.
The document obtained on Monday at the state’s Planning and Budget Commission in Kaduna says a total of N7.311 billion is allocated to the university of which N4.0 billion is for capital expenditure.
Its breakdown indicates that N2.042 billion out of the N4.0 billion would be spent on construction and furnishing of faculty of law, education and engineering, their departments and lecture theatres (phase I).
Another project proposed for execution is the satellite campus of the university at Lere Local Government Area of the State, put at N50 million.
The document also indicates that N21.646 million will be spent on the construction of Economics Department building and N22.750 million on construction of Pharmaceutical Sciences building.
“The construction of 1,000 Seat Capacity Auditorium Complex would gulp N39.131 million, while N86.303 million would be spent on the construction and furnishing of faculty of agricultural science, Phase II.
“The construction of faculty of environmental sciences (phase II) got N58.730 million and N88.234 million for the construction, furnishing and supply of equipment for the faculty of social and management sciences (phase II).
“Upgrading of computer centre was allocated N46.025 million, installation of campus-wide surveillance system and instructional facilities, N38.546 million, while N20.252 million would be spend on construction of students’ IT Park at Kafanchan Campus.
“Construction and equipping of three workshops as well construction of 300 seat capacity lecture hall at Kafanchan Campus got N72.796 million and N18.486 million respectively.
“Procurement of equipment for department of physics got N95.737 million and construction and furnishing of faculty of science (Phase II) got N90.690 million,” the document said.
The Kaduna State Government in Aug. presented its 2019 budget of N155 billion to the State House of Assembly for approval, with education allocated 27.1 per cent of the total budget.