Drive State Owned Tertiary Institutions’ Growth- Abolore Charges Governing Councils Chairmen
The Kwara State Commissioner for Tertiary Education, Dr. Alabi Afees Abolore has called on the Chairmen of the Governing Councils of state owned tertiary institutions to prioritise solutions to challenges confronting the institutions.
This, Abolore said, will ensure the sustainable and progressive growth of the citadels of learning.
Dr Abolore made the call while receiving the Chairmen of governing councils of the institutions today at the conference hall of the Ministry
He sought their support, understanding and cooperation in ensuring qualitative and effective service delivery towards achieving the objectives of government in establishing the institutions.
Dr. Abolore charged the Council Chairmen to leverage on Alumni Associations of various institutions for possible support considering the dwindling allocation coming from the Federal Government.
The Permanent Secretary, Hajia Sidikat Bola Alaya, in her remarks, appreciated the chairmen for their untiring commitment towards the growth of the tertiary institutions
She charged them, as major stakeholders in the institutions, to remain steadfast in achieving government’s policies in the institutions.
The chairmen in their submissions applauded the administration of Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq for the giant strides in the education sector,especially the recent approval and payment of the Consequential Salary Structures for tertiary institutions’ workers in the state
They called on government to fully take over the payment of salaries and also take control of Internally Generated Revenues of the institutions in order to relieve the institutions of difficulty in funding due to the drastic drop in student enrolment, especially in the state owned Colleges of Education.
The Chairmen in a collective voice pledged their unflinching support and absolute loyalty to Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq on his second term bid come 2023, adding that the Continuity of his Government unshakeable
The meeting was well attended by the Chairmen Governing Councils of the 11 eleven state owned tertiary institutions