BAUCHI – The Bauchi State Government has pledged to implement a 10-year development plan for the Abubakar Tatari Ali Polytechnic Bauchi to reposition it to meet global standard in technology education.
Governor Isa Yuguda made the pledge when he inaugurated 24 classroom blocks for the School of Management Studies of the polytechnic in Bauchi.
Yuguda said that the plan, which was designed by the Chairman of the institution’s Governing Council, Prof. Andrew Haruna, was to place the polytechnic among the best in the country.
He promised that his administration would do its best to ensure that the 25-year-old polytechnic achieved its mandate of producing the needed middle level manpower.
“We have provided funds, facilities and other infrastructure to ensure that all courses offered in the institution are accredited.
“This is in addition to the 24 courses already accredited by the regulating bodies since the coming of this administration.
“We will continue to do so particularly in implementing the laudable 10-year development plan, which when effectively implemented, will transform the institution into a world class polytechnic, “ he said.
He commended the governing council, the lecturers and the students for their contributions in making the institution one of the best in Nigeria.
Alhaji Sani Burra, the state Commissioner for Education, commended the governor for his efforts in transforming the education sector in the state.
He said that the new structure was specifically constructed to accommodate the school of management studies of the polytechnic.
Burra said that the structure was also executed in compliance with the requirement for accreditation of courses in the humanities namely Public Administration, Business Administration, Accounting, Banking and Finance.
He commended the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND), National Communications Commission (NCC) and other donor agencies for their support in the development of infrastructure of the polytechnic.
The commissioner said that TETFUND alone spent more than N2 billion for the construction of lecture theatres, academic staff offices, central library, staff development centre and the provision of vehicles to the school.
Earlier, Haruna commended the Yuguda-led administration for its intervention in the education sector of the state.
He said that the project had demonstrated the prudence and transparency of the state government in managing and handling of public funds.
Haruna described the effort as the administration’s drive to deliver the dividends of democracy to the citizens of the state.
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