From Umar Egbunu Muhammed, Lafia
The Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund), has inaugurated N722 million projects in the Isa Mustapha Agwai I Polytechnic, Lafia.
The Rector of the institution, Dr. Justina Kotso made the disclosure in Lafia, the state capital during the projects inauguration by TETFund.
She explained that the inauguration was to mark the institution’s 2013/2014 and 2021/2022 combined convocation ceremony scheduled to hold on Wednesday in the school.
Dr. Kotso listed the projects to include a block of students hostel; a block of architecture studio and a block of civil engineering workshop and laboratories respectively.
While appreciating TETFund for synergising with the Nasarawa State government to site the projects in the polytechnic, she stated that the management is commited to utilizing the edifices effectively for the purpose they were meant for and for the benefit of all students of the polytechnic.
“We sincerely appreciate the TETFund for its support and continuous intervention in our institution as evidenced in the construction and completion of these projects.
“I want to assure TETFund and the Nasarawa State government that our staff and students will protect these structures and put them into good use.”
Earlier, the Executive Secretary of TETFund, Arc. Sonny Echono, who was represented by the Director, Monitoring and Evaluation, Arc. Babatunde Olajide, applauded the management and staff of the polytechnic for their maximum cooperation and commitment towards ensuring the timely completion of the projects.
He said, “It is noteworthy that the projects being commissioned today fall under the Year 2021 Annual Special and Year 2022 Annual Intervention of the fund. “We shall endeavour to sustain and improve our intervention activities within the ambits of the law towards making our public tertiary institutions globally competitive.”
While inaugurating the projects, Nasarawa State Governor, Abdullahi Sule, who is the Visitor of the polytechnic, pleged to continue to work with the management of the school to ensure its rapid development and growth.
The governor, who was represented by his deputy, Dr. Emmanuel Akabe said, “When we came into office in 2019, the accredited courses in the school were either Arts or Social Sciences but today, all technical courses have now been accredited.
“We will continue to put our eyes on this polytechnic so that it will become the best in the country.”