Governor Umaru Tanko Al-makura of Nasarawa State has directed the immediate release of ten hostel blocks of four hundred capacity bed space newly constructed in the state owned tertiary institutions for students to address accommodation challenges in the institutions.
The governor gave the directive in Lafia while receiving reports on the Fact Finding and Investigative Committees on activities of the three tertiary institutions owned by the state government.
He noted that the setting up of the Fact Finding and Investigative Committees followed activities perpetrated in the institutions which have fallen short of ensuring quality academic standard.
Governor Al-makura stated that the state government was exploring diverse avenues towards improving the standard of teaching and learning processes in schools in the state, noting that candidates for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations would be trained on e-examination to enable them sit for JAMB examinations.
Speaking on behalf of the committees, Chairman of the Investigative Committee on activities of the state polytechnic Lafia, Hajiya Fati Sabo called for immediate measures to save the three institutions from total collapse, pointing out that the state polytechnic has lost accreditation of all courses since 2016.
Correspondent Chris Nyamtu reports that the three tertiary institutions owned by Nasarawa State government are College of Education Akwanga, College of Agriculture Lafia and Nasarawa State Polytechnic Lafia.
A white paper is expected soon on the three reports.