5th July, 2017.
By Yunusa Abdullahi.
Governor Muhammed Umar Jibrilla has described Education as the bedrock for development of any society.
The Governor made the assertion when he granted in audience the newly reconstituted Chairman and members of the Governing Council of the Federal College of Education Yola in his office at Government House Yola .
Governor Muhammed Jibrilla says that his Administration intends to re-introduce Teachers Colleges in the state in order to provide qualitative and sound education to Adamawa children, pointing out that already his government has declared a state of emergency on Education sector.
The Governor also explained that Adamawa state Government will partner with the Federal College of Education Yola in the areas of promoting Teaching profession in the state.
Earlier in her remarks, the newly reconstituted Chairman of the Governing Council of the College, Rt.Hon. Mercy Amona-Isei said members of the council were at Government House Yola to intimate the Governor over their recent appointment as members of the governing council of the College as approved by the President and thanked Governor Jibrilla for his kind assistance being rendered to the college especially the Four Kilometers of Road proposed to be constructed by the State Government under his leadership.
Honourable Mercy Amona Isei told the Governor that the aimed of establishing the college is to give sound education to Adamawa children, pointing out that the college will partner with the state government in promoting education in the state.
She also Urged the Governor to look into the issue of Pay As You Earn (PAYE) of the staff of the college by the state Board of Internal Revenue.
Also in his presentation the Secretary to the State Government Dr Umar Buba highlighted some of the remarkable achievements recorded by the present administration under Governor Muhammed Umar Jibrilla for the past Two Years while in office which includes the Road infrastructure, Declaration of the state of Emergency on Education and Health sectors, provision of basic social amenities to the people of Adamawa state among others.
The SSG also informed the visiting Members of the Governing Council of the Federal College of Education Yola that the Governor has directed the Honourable Commissioner Ministry of Land and Survey to allocate a piece of Land to the college in order to have a farm for the college as an Agricultural laboratory to students.