17th July, 2017 .
By Yunusa Abdullahi.
Governor Muhammed Umar Jibrilla says his administration will continue to give Education sector the desired attention needed at all times.
He stated this during the Commissioning and Inspection of capital projects being executed by the Adamawa state Polytechnic Yola.
Governor Muhammed Umar Jibrilla said his government is committed to ensuring that Adamawa children gets a standard and sound education at all cost, stressing that the present administration have already constructed about One Hundred and Twenty Three (123) blocks of Class rooms across the state.
He assured that Teachers salaries and other emoluments would be settle in the next Two weeks " I assure that in the next Two weeks Teacher's salaries will be a thing of the past " he added.
More so, he commended the federal Government for their support in Education sector through TETFUNNDS interventions to Tertiary Institutions in the state, which he says is a remarkable development in improving standard of Educational sector in Nigeria.
Governor Jibrilla also promised to construct road network in the main campus of the Polytechnic and commended the efforts of the Polytechnic for effectively utilising the TETFUNNDS intervention for the purpose intended as well as committing the institution to a highly standard institution in Adamawa state.
In his speech, the Rector of the Adamawa state Polytechnic Professor Bobboi Umar said the Polytechnic was established in 1991 by the Defunct Gongola state Government with the main objectives of Training middle cadre manpower for the state ,explaining that as a pioneer state owned Tertiary institution had provided manpower in several Technical and Vocational areas.
Professor Bobboi Umar also enumerated some of the remarkable achievements recorded by the Polytechnic which includes : Upgrading the Academic standard of the Polytechnic by increasing the number of accredited and affiliated programmes run by the Polytechnic by Five Hundred per cent each.
He also revealed that some of the projects were executed with the TETFUNNDS intervention while others accomplished by using the Internally Generated Revenue of the institution.
He however pleaded with the state government to construct 1.84 KM road network in the main campus, Furnishings of the new Medical wards, Fencing of Jambutu Campus, Employment of more staff to meet up NBTE and Affiliation requirements among others.
The Governor had commissioned and inspected the new Derictorate of Academic Planning, Library Complex, College of Science and Technology Complex, Engineering Laboratories ,Mass Communications Studios, College of Environmental Sciences as well as the on- going expansion of Medical and Health Department.