Kogi to regain lost glory of tertiary institutions
Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State has promised to revamp the lost glory of the tertiary institutions in the state for quality graduates that can measure favourably with their peers in other climes.
Bello, who spoke at the Kogi State Polytechnic, Lokoja in the course of his ongoing tour of state owned tertiary institutions, decried the level of rot and infrastructural decay in the education sector. He said the visit was meant to interact with various stakeholders on various challenges facing the institutions and find lasting solutions to the over five-month industrial action embarked upon by the staff.
He promised that all salary arrears owed workers of tertiary institutions would be cleared before the end of the month, adding that he would personally monitor the payment to ensure all workers get what is due them.
He urged labour unions in the various tertiary institutions to always tow the path of dialogue in resolving disputes, instead of incessant strikes, which have negative impact on the students.
Earlier, the Rector of the polytechnic, Alhaji Isa Mohammed, listed the challenges facing them; including inadequate hostel accommodation, lack of befitting administrative blocks, insecurity, encroachment on polytechnic campus due to lack of perimeter fencing, lack of laboratory equipment, furniture and so on.