2000 Student Enrolled To Federal Polytechnic, Damaturu As Peace Returns To Yobe State, Rector Confirms.
The Rector, Federal Polytechnic, Damaturu in Yobe State, Dr Usman Maijama’a Kallamu, has called on the newly established North East Development Commission to make education a leading priority to address the high level of illiteracy in the sub-region.
Dr. Maijama’a made the appeal on Tuesday in Damaturu while interacting with newsmen on the progress being made in the 2 years of his post-insurgency administration in the institution.
While Naija News reports that Yobe state is among the Boko Haram troubled state, it also reports that operations by the Nigerian Army troops to eliminate the devastating attacks is underway.
The rector commended the Federal government for its decision to establish the commission, noting that there is a lot of things to be done to address the quantum of destructions suffered by educational institutions in the region.
According to him, enrolment figure in the institution at the peak of the insurgency was a little above seven hundred (700) but this year has risen over two thousand (2000) due to the return of peace in the state.
He declared that all courses run by the institution have been fully accredited while new ones have been introduced to meet the demand of the applicants.
He revealed that the institution with support from TETFUND has built, reconstruct and renovate various structures to create conducive teaching and learning environment for students and teachers alike.
“With the expansion in structures, new courses like Urban and Regional Planning, Marketing, Public Administration and agricultural engineering and computer engineering were introduced at ND level. While Civil, electrical, mechanical engineering and physics and electronics were introduced at HND level,” he said.
On security, the rector said the institution was collaborating with security agencies to ensure a secure and peaceful learning atmosphere.
The rector also appealed for more interventions to enable the institution meets its developmental dreams.