The Adamawa state government under the leadership of Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri has secured 3 Billion Naira high impact grant which will be used in building 3 faculties and hostels for students at Adamawa State Polytechnic (ADSU) Mubi.
The Governor made the statement when he received management staff of Adamawa State University Mubi who paid him a courtesy visit at the council chambers Government House Yola.
Governor Fintiri emphasized that his administration is equal to none when it comes to education as they have launched and has implemented free education in the state.
“We want to build future elites through education and this should come from the children of the poor, one essence; we will continue to put emphasis on education “ he mentioned.
He said “We have launched free education in this state, it is fully implemented. Yes we know there are some hitches here and there by those that are not happy with it, particularly some principals and PTA members. We will not allow that and nobody can put this government back on the programme of the free education”.
Governor Fintiri said that while the government is trying to make judicious use of resources, the university will continue to receive priority from his administration.
“Because if we feel if we are building the future elites from primary to secondary level, we should not leave a gap; we also have to connect it to the university” he added.
He finally urged them to support his administration for the overall interest of the state.
Speaking earlier, the Acting Vice Chancellor Adamawa State University Mubi Prof. Kaletapwa Farauta George said they were in the Government House to congratulate the Governor on his attainment of 100 days in office and to brief him on the achievements and also appeal for his intervention.
Prof. Kaletapwa enumerated some achievements to which includes construction of additional lecture theaters and hostels, construction of staff quarters, improved water supply, reactivation of University pension account and stabilizing of Academic calender.
She mentioned that the institution has attained 98% accreditation status for undergraduate programmes and also attainment of 100% accreditation status for postgraduate programme.
She then made a passionate appeal to the Governor to help settle backlog of earned allowances to staff, construction of staff quarters, completion of Road network on campus and provision of transformers to improve power supply to laboratories among others.
In a vote of thanks, Mal. Yahaya Bobboi appreciated the Governor for all he has done for the University so far, especially with the 3 Billion Naira impact grant.
While requesting for the Governor to visit the university, he assured him of their commitment to service for the growth and development of the University.
Comrade James Fwa of the Joint Action Committee of the University who also spoke, backed the requests made by the VC and also urged him to help the welfare of staffs of the institution through funding.