MINNA – Prof. Faruk Haruna, Provost, Niger State College of Education (COE), said the final inspection and accreditation of Niger State University of Education would be done in March.
Haruna announced this when a delegation from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, visited the institution in Minna.
He said the State Government would make the new university one of the best on the continent, adding that adequate arrangements had been made for provision of equipment for the institution.
“During our visit to Germany, a German company pledged to contribute 200,000 euros, the European Union promised to contribute 200,000 euros and of course we will contribute 100,000 euros for the purchase of woodwork machine.
“This is part of efforts made for a continuous international partnership. We also plan to visit Malaysia to partner with an international university to enable the college to access journals across the world”, he said.
Haruna said the management had approved the N200 million for the purchase of equipment for the 100,000 capacity college laboratory for e-examination.
“This will have a new science laboratory complex with modern equipment. Plans are also underway to have educational technology department and special education for people living with disabilities”, he said.
The provost also disclosed that the university would employ 281 academic staff, adding that there would be training and retraining of staff on Information and Communication Technology.
“As part of our developmental strides, 180 academic staff are on sponsorship in different countries pursuing their master degrees.
“Forty two out of 43 of the affiliated programmes with ABU and Usmanu Danfodiyo University courses have been accredited”, he added.
Earlier, Prof. Florence Adeyanju, leader of the delegation, said the new university would complement government’s efforts at encouraging the development of the education sector.
She said ABU would continue to support and cooperate with the College of Education.
She urged the provost to continue with the administrative and academic proficiency to take the institution to greater heights.