The Minister of Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, has stated that his ministry was currently executing 43 road projects within tertiary institutions across the country with a view to enhancing the learning environment.
The Director of Press and Public Relations in the ministry, Mrs Boade Akinola, in a statement to newsme, quoted the minister as saying while handing over a 2km internal road project, rehabilitated and reconstructed by his ministry at the Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi, Benue State.
The Minister, who was represented at the event by the Federal Controller of Works, in Benue State, Mr Charles Oke, who stressed that it was not debatable that the quality of education would be impacted by the quality of infrastructure and learning environment.
He also explained that the infrastructure gap in the country was steadily being bridged by a gradual process of repairs, renewal and reconstruction of major highways, which had now reached schools.
Fashola urged the university management to take ownership and ensure that the road asset was properly utilized and maintained, also assuring that the Federal Government would do more to the development of its institutions.