Students of Tertiary institutions in Gombe state have commended the efforts of Governor Muhammad Inuwa Yahaya in repositioning of the education sector.
The President Students’ Representative Council and Chairman Council of Students Union Government, Gombe State University , Ahmad Anas Abdukadir on Monday gave the commendation when he lead a delegation of Council of SUG Presidents Gombe axis to the office of the Secretary to the state Government.
He said “we appreciate his Excellency for the massive rehabilitation and reformation at the basic education which include construction and rehabilitation of more than 400 classroom resulting into bringing back more than 70,000 out of school children to classroom and we believe if this effort extend to tertiary education will compliment the prior effort and will produce best results”.
Abdulkadir has also plea with state government to pay the scholarship to the indigents students maintaining that it go along way in bringing smile to their faces.
” we appleal to the state Govenment to consider the immidiate payment of students bursary (scholarship) this will help indigenous students to compete favorably”.
The president urges the state government to look into the demands of Academic Staff Union of Universities,ASUU Gombe state University Chapter tabled to the ministry of education and the university management.
The delegation also congratulated the Secretary to the State Government his appointment, adding ” we are ever ready to support support the administration of governor Inuwa Yahaya” .
In his response the SSG Prof. Abubakar Njodi appreciated the gesture for finding him worthy.
He said ” The state Govenment has declared State of emergency in education sector as assumes power, the basic education faces alot of challenges but after the declaration many things have improved and if continue like that, we will extend such to the tertiary institutions”.
Reacting on the students bursary ” we find that there are some problems related with payment procedures but as soon as we are done with that the scholarship will be paid soon”.
On ASUU GSU demand the SSG said ” Committee has been set up to look into the issues and progress has been made and as soon as possible your lecturers will smile” .