By Stanley Onyekwere
In order to decongest the FCT College of Education, Zuba, the FCT Administration has disclosed effort towards immediate take-off of the FCT University of Technology.
The newly inaugurated Mandate Secretary of Education Secretariat, Dr Danlami Hayyo, Secretary dropped this hint, at the FCT College of Education Zuba, during the inauguration of chairmen and members of standing committee/presentation of award and welfare ceremony, in Abuja.
He said:” One of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s agenda is education, and this we in FCTA Education Secretariat through the intervention of our Minister , Barr Nyesom Wike will prioritise.
“ We have to create another tertiary education in the nation’s capital to decongest the population in the FCT College of Education Zuba.
“The establishment of the FCT University of Technology will help to reduce the population and if possible, we will even establish Polytechnic to accommodate the large number of youth to study their primary, secondary and tertiary institutions in the nation’s capital.”
Hayyo also added that, he will ensure improved funding of physical facilities and capacity building of staff of the institution.
Earlier in a welcome remark, the Provost of FCT College of Education, Zuba, Dr. Sule Mundi, said many of you in this college have helped the Nigerian nation fulfill its promise of a nation that’s always looking forward.
“Many of our colleagues, here in the FCT College of Education have used a sum total of your wisdom, experiences, kindness, discipline and compassion to mentor our students and achieve our goal that states that each generation has a responsibility to the next generation.
“Therefore, today, we are meeting to acknowledge the outstanding efforts of our nominees, applaud their contributions, and be inspired by their dedication and resolve towards their passion.
It’s not every day that one gets to be paraded around and recognized for their hard work and achievements. Whether we’re honoring individuals who have contributed significantly to their professions as teachers, or who have made outstanding contributions to their various units, these awards are a testament to the fact that a united commitment to excellence and determination can lead to success at the highest level.
“Today’s ceremony also marks a special occasion for all of us, as it gives us an opportunity to inaugurate our newly elected Deans of schools, appoint qualify staff members into various positions as Heads of Department, Directors and coordinators of units and programmes”, he stated.