Kano Poly Alumni lauds Ganduje on Support for Local Content Development Against COVID-19
Chairman Alumni Association, School of Management Studies, Kano State Polytechnic, Kabiru Nasir Isah has commended Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano state for his support for Local Content.
encouraged technical and vocational education by endorsing the newly fabricated automatic hand washing machine by students and lecturers of the Polytechnic.
This was contained in statement chief Press Secretary to the Governor Abba Anwar
The statement indicated that in a letter signed by Isah, that was sent to the Governor, on behalf of the Alumni Association, they eulogised Governor Ganduje for identifying with the new innovation of the automatic hand washing machine.
It explained that the machine was recently displayed before the governor and members of the State Task Force Committee of COVID-19, at the Government House.
The letter reads,
“Your Excellency Sir, your show of appreciation and encouragement over the newly fabricated machine by our students with the help of lecturers, is but a clear indication that your words of glaring support for technical and vocational education, match with your actions,”
The statement indicated that the alumni were impressed to hear Ganduje praise the effort of the students.
“The Governor also promised he would support the mass production of the automatic hand sanitizer produced by the Polytechnic when the machine was introduced to him by the Rector, Professor Mukhtar Atiku Kurawa.”
“With this encouragement, it shows that our amiable and performing governor, is a supporter of local content development. With the mass production of this and other machines.
He said technical and vocational education, will definitely be playing as a frontline role in the educational system which is the dream of the Governor.
The letter described Ganduje as the beacon of hope for the State Polytechnic, among other institutions of learning in the state.
He explained that before the coming of the Governor, Kano State Polytechnic was almost in shambles.
“Many courses were at the almost losing acreditation but you saved them all. Not only that, the Polytechnic under Prof Mukhtar Atiku Kurawa introduced many other courses.”
He said because of the governor’s concern for technical and vocational education, the Polytechnic, also fabricated two Ventilators, that are currently with Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, Bayero University, Kano, undergoing clinical examination.
“You know our Polytechnic under Prof Kurawa is all out to make sure that Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje wins this fight against COVID-19.”
Council speaker donates uniforms to 100 orphans in Jigawa
By Ahmed Rufa’i, Dutse
The speaker of Dutse Local Government Council Malam Gambo Muhammad Dayyanu has brought succor to 100 orphans with a donation of a set of school’s uniform to 100 opharns in the State.
Presenting the set of uniforms to the beneficiaries at the Dutse local Government Secretariat, the speaker of the council said the gesture is aimed at giving support and encouragement to the orphans for them to be able to access universal basic education.
Malam Dayyanu who is the councillor representing Limawa ward in Dutse local government area, noted that “The children were carefully selected among the pupils in the primary and junior secondary schools under Limawa ward where he represents.
According to him “The aim is also to put smiles on their faces and give them courage to enhance their performance in their classes”.
“As you can see the uniforms are for both males and females whom lost their parents”.
The speaker also donated 20 cartons of chalk to the primary schools under Limawa ward.
Dayyanu maintained that “Apart from supporting the government in improving education, I also own it as a duty to render my contribution towards the development of my people and the children in particular being the bedrock of any development of the society.
Pro-Chancellor solicits enhanced FG support for FUL
By Friday Idachaba
To be able to carry out infrastructural development at the Federal University Lokoja (FUL), the Pro-Chancellor of the institution Sen. Chris Adighije, has solicited the support of the Federal Government and corporate bodies .
Adighije made the call at the 5th Convocation Ceremony and Award of Degrees of the University at the institution’s Felele Campus on Saturday in Lokoja.
He said that the university’s permanent site had vast land without perimeter fencing hence security remained a challenge, adding that the place also lacked power supply and potable water.
Adighije who is also the Chairman of the Governing Council of the university said that with the assistance of some philanthropists, the university authorities was able to open some roads and cleared the bushes around the core areas of academic activities.
He indicated that the faculties of Arts, Education, Management Sciences, Social Sciences, and the Institute of Education were fully operational at the permanent site.
“This will enable the university cater for the new demands of students’ enrollment which is one cardinal reason for which the Federal University Lokoja was established.
“But regrettably, Council lacks the financial resources to bring to reality the necessary infrastructural needs of the university
“I therefore call on all those who in good faith, had made pledges to assist the university in one form or the other, to redeem their pledges.
“And I invite well-meaning Nigerians to come and support this great institution whose tremendous prospect is limitless,’’ Adighije said.
The pro-chancellor congratulated the 804 graduating students and charged them to be courageous, steadfast, passionate, strategic, to work hard and pursue their goals and watch amazing things happen.
“We are comforted that with the well-structured programmess of this university which are designed to prepare you for the industry, self-reliance and motivation will see you through the vicissitudes of life outside the confines of the university campus”, he said.
Speaking earlier, Prof. Olayemi Akinwumi, the Vice Chancellor of the University, said the institution was graduating a total of 804 students found worthy in character and learning.
He said that 14 of the students graduated with First Class Honours degree; 188, Second Class Upper Division, 441 in Second Class Lower and 95, Third Class.
Akinwumi said that the students who obtained First Class were from the departments of Economics, 4; Geography, 1; Biological Sciences, 1; Chemistry, 2; Computer Science, 1; Mathematical Sciences, 2; Physics, 1 and Statistics, 2.
“Incidentally, this is my first convocation ceremony as the third substantive Vice Chancellor of the university and the first in the School of Post Graduate Studies where a total number of 66 Post Graduate Diploma (PGD) students in 10 various programmes will be graduating”, he added.
Coalition commends VC for instilling moral discipline in Dutse Varsity
The National President, Youth and Civil Society Coalition for Development, (YCSCD) Comrade Aminu Aminu, has commended the effort of the vice Chancellor of the Federal University Dutse (FUD) Professor Abdulkareem Sabo Muhammad in fighting moral degradation among students in the institution.
The president indicated out that in less than one year of appointment as VC of the University Muhammad has sanitized the institution from all forms of immorality involving students and members of the general public.
In a press statement issued in Abuja, Comrade Aminu said the VC is working to reposition the institution on the path of righteousness where learning would be in character and academic excellence.
The president described as impressive, measures put in place at the University to checkmate unhealthy activities and behaviors within the University Community.
According to the statement, the Vice Chancellor, conducts night patrol within the University Campus frequently to ascertain the level of compliance with the laid down rules as it affects the well being of the students in the University campus.
Some of the guiding rules the statement said included restriction on night visit to the University by people from outside in tinted cars to fetch girls for outing thereby puting their lives at risk.
Apart from the measures, the statement also noted the giant developmental strides being put in place under the leadership of Professor Muhammad, at the University which he said is turning round the academic activities in the University for excellence.
According to Aminu, Provision of water and electricity at the University campus has help greatly in making life easy for both students and other members of the University Community.
While commending the VC’s unprecedented efforts in putting the University on the path where it can earn public trust, the YCSCD’S president, Comrade Aminu Aminu, urged the management staff of the institution to rally support for the VC to succeed.
Comrade Aminu equally called on the general public within the vicinity of the University to take the students as their brothers and sisters and complement the effort of the University, particularly the VC, in guarding their morality and behaviors.
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