By Tom Garba
In an effort to revive the education sector which has been declared into a state of emergency by Gov. Mohammed Umaru Jibrilla Bindow of Adamawa state during a matriculation of the State University Mubi has promised to turn the Institution into a world class standard by enhancing its funding.
Bindow gave the indication on Friday at the 14th matriculation of the University in Mubi.
The Governor, who was represented By Alhaji Abdurahaman Isa, Member of the Adamawa State House of Assembly representing Mubi South State Constituency. He said that his declaration of state of emergency in education was not for any political reason, adding that the step was to improve the standard of education in the state.
He said that his administration would give premium attention to the University, for the development of future leaders.``We have declare a state of emergency in education but university must be treated with much attention.
``This state of emergency in education is not for fanfare because we are serious and committed to developing the state.
``With this, I want to assure you that we are action people and within a short time you will see positive changes in the sector,’ Bindow said.
He urged all sections of the Institution to work in harmony with the management, adding that leadership was crucial for the development of the institution.
According to him, we need a sound leader like our Vice Chancellor to move this University forward. He called on the Legislature to cooperate with Executive on the expedite legislation to rescue education from collapse.
Earlier, The Vice Chancellor of the University, Dr Moses Zaruwa urged the State Government to ensure quick intervention in critical areas that needed quick attention in the University.Zaruwa however, commended the State Government for ending the protracted crises that engulfed the University in the past.
He urged the matriculating students to be academic whistle blowers, advising them to report exploitation, extortion and any form of academic harassment to the management.
He also advised the new students to exhibit hard work to earn them a better academic future.
He said that the stability of the Institution had resulted in the matriculation of 4600 students for the 2016/2017 academic session.
According to him, this is a great improvement in our student’s enrolment as we matriculated 3000 students for the 2015/2016 academic session and had assured the student of improving infrastructure for an enhanced teaching and learning condition on the campus.
Most importantly, he announced that the University has expanded its academic structure from three faculties and 12 departments to five faculties and twenty departments.
Finally, he called on the State Government to improve funding for the University to produce quality product that would stand a taste of time.