Borno state governor, Babagana Zulum, as we speak suspended the whole administration of the state-owned polytechnic, Ramat Polytechnic, for a interval of six months after paying a shock go to to the establishment.
Zulum was a pupil of the Polytechnic from 1986 to 1988 and bagged National Diploma in Agricultural Engineering earlier than returning to the Polytechnic as a rector from 2011 to 2015. The Governor was shocked to see workshops and laboratories had been now not functioning, because the “Polytechnic is dead”.
The Governor visited the Polytechnic round 9:00am and located a lot of the laboratories out of use, with some lined by cobwebs and rodents roaming round on account of neglect. Zulum assessed all infrastructures and studying situations, and thereafter, directed the State’s Commissioner of Higher Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, Dr. Babagana Mallumbe to take over the affairs of the School instantly.
“As far as I am concerned, this Polytechnic is dead. Nothing is working. The workshops are not in existence, the mechanical workshop is not working, the agricultural workshop is not working, likewise the entrepreneurship centre is not working. The School is facing myriads of problems, ranging from lack of funding and commitment. As former student of this polytechnic, a former rector, I have moral stakes in this polytechnic. Insha’Allah, I will not allow this polytechnic to rot during my era as Governor of Borno State. I will do everything possible within my reach to ensure functionality of this institution insha Allah.”
“I’ve directed the Commissioner of Higher Education, Science, Technology and Innovation to take over the affairs for the subsequent six months. The ministry is to make sure that all of the Workshops and the laboratories are put again to make use of as quickly as potential. The entrepreneurship centre ought to instantly be put again to make use of as properly. When I used to be on the Polytechnic as rector, the entrepreneurship centre was producing nothing lower than 10,000 to twenty,000 faculty desks and chairs each month. We produced hospital beddings” Zulum mentioned.
The Governor held a closed-door assembly with prime administration of the Polytechnic. He directed the ministry of water sources to drill two deep aquifers borehole and perform an entire water channel community inside the polytechnic, which is coming after prior interventions he authorized for Polytechnic in 2019, to cut back issues of water provide.