By Adesina Wahab
The Provost, Federal College of Education, Technical, Akoka, Lagos, Dr Wahab Azeez, has stated he’s desirous of getting the establishment upgraded to a Federal University of Technical Education.
He acknowledged this whereas briefing newsmen on the second anniversary of his assumption of workplace.
The twelfth provost of the College stated intervention businesses such because the Tertiary Education Trust Fund, TETFund, had been serving to to enhance the present state of the College within the areas of infrastructure, studying, and educating.
“The Act that established this College is being amended on the National Assembly; my aspiration is to see that this College is upgraded to the Federal University of Technical Education.
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“This is to enable us to service the students who want to run degree programmes in technical education, and we are already talking with members of NASS on it. We need to make the public know the importance of technical education here in Nigeria; China is giving preference to technical education, being the reason for its progress,” he stated.
Azeez profusely counseled TETFund for being of nice help to the College which has helped to introduce extra programmes and likewise creating the enabling setting for teenagers to study in a conducive ambiance.
He famous that whereas his administration inherited some issues, it had taken steps to deal with plenty of them equivalent to dilapidated infrastructure, poor hostel lodging, poor energy provide amongst others.
Azeez added that to reinforce no matter subvention is given to the College, his administration created extra and improved on enterprise ventures to usher in extra funds.
“Now, the difficulty of water and energy provide is being addressed; alternatively, we obtained a proposal from a advisor to offer photo voltaic vitality that we are able to use to energy our streetlights and illuminate the complete setting when there’s a energy failure.
“We have constructed a two-storey block of school rooms for educating and places of work to be used by members of workers, each for educational and non-academic, whereas our senior workers block will probably be modified to have inbuilt bogs.
“In addition, we have acquired equipment like multimedia projectors and interactive boards for departments, and also, the first-ever five hundred (500) capacity lecture theatre, which the College has never had,” he acknowledged.
He appealed to the Lagos State Government to additionally come to the help of the College since it’s positioned within the state, although a federal government-owned establishment.
Azeez stated the College has linked up with the Divisional Police Station in Sabo, Yaba, to assist enhance the safety association within the College.
He added that shut circuit cameras had been being put in on campus to beef up inside safety too.
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