We Never Received Any Kobo From Nasarawa Govt N100m Support To Private Tertiary Institutions—Hill College Of Education

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Rabiu Omaku

The management of Hill College of Education Gwanje, Akwanga has decried neither absence of Intervention from either the Education Trust Fund (TETFUND) nor the government of Nasarawa state to run the institution.

The provost, Professor Musa Jyan gave the hint when the Correspondent’s chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalists paid him a familiarization visit at the College.

The revelation was coming barely one year after the breakdown of 2016 budget by the state commissioner for budget and planning who unveiled that N100m was voted to support private tertiary institutions in the state.

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The headship of the private tertiary institution says since inception the College has been surviving from school fees collected from students.

“We welcome you to the citadel of education, in spite of the absence of any support from Tetfund and Nasarawa state government. We collect just minimal school fees from students “.

While fielding questions on the number of courses run and accredited by the College, the provost hinted that the 23 courses offered had an interim accreditation by the National Commission of Colleges of Education since 2013.

He further said the institution has a carrying capacity of 2,500 students as against the required 3,000, he further maintained that the 2,500 was meant to avoid overstretching of facilities in the College, the College also declared the institution a cult free tertiary institution.

The chairman of the Correspondent’s chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, Nasarawa state chapter, Suleiman Abubakar commended the management of Hill College of Education Gwanje for promoting the standard of Education in the state.

Calling on the affluent in the state to invest in the education sector, Suleiman Abubakar applauded the management team for providing enabling environment for learning.

“Our coming today has deleted the doubt raised by the public on the status of Hill College of Education Gwanje with the structures we saw on ground.

The national vice president zone D of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, Chief Wilson Bako further added that the visit was to introduce the new executive of Correspondent’s chapel as well members of the chapel.

Saying the introduction of members would serve as a stringent measure to nip the activities of impersonators by the public to the bud.

He applauded the management for playing an open door policy by honoring the visit of Journalists at all times as he assured them of the maximum cooperation of the Chapel.

The proprietor of the Hill College of Education Gwanje, Raphael Menchake described the press as the eyes and ears of the society commend the press for publicizing the activities of College.

As at press time neither the state commissioner of Education nor chairman House committee on education, Daniel Ogazi couldn’t be reached for comment.

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