Kogi State is Destined For Greatness – Wemi Jones

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By Aliyu Mohammed Lawal.

Kogi State Commissioner for Education, Hon. Wemi Jones has described education as the fulcrum of the Governor Yahaya Bello’s administration.

Jones made the postulation on Saturday in Lokoja, the Kogi State capital while conducting journalists round the GYB Model Science Secondary School.

The commissioner explained that the project was put in place to meet the increasing demand for placements in the State University of Science and technology, Osara, thereby easing the admission crisis experienced by the state’s teeming secondary school leavers.

According to him, the school which has six science laboratories had attracted a high volume of students seeking admission for Science oriented courses.

At the Confluence State University of Science and Technology, Osara, the commissioner noted that the institution was equipped to raise more indigenous scholars with the skills needed to work and succeed in high-tech and science-based industries.

He said with the birth of the institution, the state was surely destined for greatness.

He pointed out that Gov. Bello was determined to put all mechanisms in place for the institution to realize its vision of being an outstanding citadel of learning.

The state commissioner for information, Evangelist Kingsley Femi Fanwo said in his remarks at the occasion that the whole essence of the tour was to ensure that journalists in the state get the platform to independently assess the projects showcased.

Fanwo added that the public through the assessment would also have hindsight into what the state government does with tax payers money.

Welcoming the media team to the institution, the Vice Chancellor of CUSTECH, Prof. Salawu Sadiku disclosed that the school was currently undergoing massive infrastructural development to reflect the objective of its establishment.

Prof. Sadiku maintained that the structures would enhance improved teaching and learning, and also stimulate healthy competition amongst the academic staff for more research work and innovation.

The vice chancellor provided a robust vision of the university’s academic expansion programme, even as he disclosed that the institution was awaiting the arrival of an accreditation team from the NUC.

The team made a brief stopover at the Ganaja junction Flyover and interchange where Evangelist Kingsley Fanwo explained that the project gulped about N5billion Naira.

He described the project as vital to the transformation and socioeconomic well-being of the people of the area

He assured that the present administration would continue to provide the necessary enablement for a more rewarding and good governance to the people of the state.

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