Plateau State University governing council inaugurated

>IN line with the understanding reached
during a recent
advisory visit to the Executive Secretary and
Management of
the National Universities Commission, the
Executive
Governor of Plateau State, Rt. Hon. Simon
Bako Lalong
inaugurated, on 3rd September, 2015, a new
Governing
Council for the Plateau State University
(PLASU), Bokkos,
under the Chairmanship of Professor Attahiru
M. Jega, OFR.
In his welcome remarks, Governor Lalong
said that the
inauguration of the Governing Council was
significant
because it highlighted his Government’s
resolve to use
education as a potent tool for the
emancipation of the
citizenry. He recalled that in his campaign
promises and
subsequent inauguration address, he had
declared that the
PLASU had no business with the toddler state
of existence
that it had found itself, especially on account
of the
incessant interference in the administration
of the
University, the result of which was its inability
to enjoy any
growth beyond its take off, or get
accreditation for its
programmes or even graduate students, ten
years after its
establishment.
Governor Lalong noted, with regret, that the
institution,
which started very well with the active
support of the
Executive Secretary of NUC in 2005, had seen
only one, out
of four Vice-Chancellors, complete his tenure.
This was in
spite of the recommendations and the
interventions of high-
powered Committees of the NUC, led by
Professor Chiedu
Mafiana and Emeritus Professor Peter
Adeniyi, respectively.
The Governor renewed the determination of
the Plateau
State Government to reposition the University
and
guarantee academic freedom, through the
provision of
adequate finance.

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