The Provost College of Education Akwanga, Dr.Rebbeca Umar in an interview listed some of the nagging setbacks of the institution to include shortage of manpower, lecture halls, she also lamented over the huge amount of money expended on electricity bills, calling on the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company to consider the plight of students and facilities man by power supply and called on the need to improve on power supply. Dr.Rebbeca Umar commended the state governor, Umaru Tanko Al-Makura for the construction of befitting hostel accommodations, our Nasarawa state Correspondent, Rabiu Omaku writes.
You Brought in New Grounds To COE, Akwanga Through Massive Building, What Are The Secret?
Our greatest achievement is the accreditation of twenty six (26) courses while two have interim accreditation, this a great achievement of our time, again the construction of 350 capacity hostel accommodation by the state governor, Umaru Tanko Al-Makura is at the right direction because this will tackle the issues of upheaval like cultism, robbery cases because crisis in our higher institutions of learning emanates from off-campus which is safe haven for criminals.
Students at off-campus are fully independent as they decide on what to do, this create serious hiccups to the system, by the time this 350 capacity hostel accommodation is equipped and handed over to end users I tell you we will have less problem of shelter.
What Are The Immediate Need of This College?
Sincerely speaking the chief executive who is a listening governor deserves commendation, though some of our critical needs are issues of lecture halls and staff quarters ,the entire and existing staff quarters and hostels are in dire need of overhauling, it has been long when the institution embarked on massive renovation of hostels accommodation . We have shortage of manpower, to be precise lecturers, this seriously affects our academic activities, the chief executive has done enough but we needed more just like Oliver Twist we are asking for more.
Issue of Light Bill Is Also A Problem To This Institution; We Will Like To Know How Much IsYour Monthly If Possible Annual Light Bill?
Thank you for reminding us of our predicament, we expended huge amount of money on light bill ,in fact at about N4.7m before but the bill drop to about N2.8m presently, another disturbing issue was the epileptic power supp!y in the school,apart from the use of electricity by students must of our facilities are power driven gadgets.