As Kogi Government Relocates State Polytechnic’s School of Preliminary Studies to Koton Karfe.
The Acting Rector of Kogi State Polytechnic, Dr Salisu Ogbo Usman, has commended the decision of the state government to relocate the institution’s School of Preliminary Studies to Koton Karfe in Kogi local government area of the state.
Speaking while inspecting the facilities at the new site slong with state government representatives on Tuesday, Salisu called for more support for education from corporate bodies and well meaning individuals within and outside the state.
He said the Polytechnic is ready to collaborate with the community to make the institution a befitting one.
While thanking God for the many good things happening under his watch as Acting Rector stressed that as the first alumnus and youngest person to be so appointed in the history of the institution, he was so elated that the School of Preliminary Studies that produced him (first set of IJMB in 1995/96) has been upgraded to the Confluence University of Science and Technology (CUSTECH).
He added that history was again, already in the making under his watch with the relocation of the School of Preliminary Studies to Koton Karfe.
He thanked the Ohimegye of Koton Karfe, HRH, Alhaji Abdulrazaq Sani Isah Koto for the warm reception and the pledge to give the institution all the needed support.
Kogi state government has approved the relocation of the State Polytechnic’s School of Preliminary Studies to Koton Karfe. The School which was formerly situated at Osara in Adavi LGA will now temporarily be at the Government Science Secondary School, Koton Karfe.
Speaking during the inspection visit at the palace of Ohimegye of Koton Karfe, the Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Hon. Wemi Jones noted that the decision to move the School of Preliminary Studies to the new site was at the instance of Governor Yahaya Bello, who has shown keen interest in the upliftment of the education sector in the state.
He reiterated the state government’s resolve to make the new site admirable and conducive for teaching and learning.
His Royal Majesty, Alhaji Abdulrazaq Sani Isah Koto, in a response, appreciated the Governor for choosing to relocate the School of Preliminary Studies to Koton Karfe, and commended the Acting Rector of Kogi State Polytechnic for his outstanding performance since he assumed office.
The Royal Father also pledged his kingdom’s total support to make the relocation successful. In his response, The team which was led by the Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Honourable Wemi Jones also included the the State Commissioner for Finance, Budget and Planning, Honourable Mukadam Asiwaju Ashiru Idris; Commissioner for Infrastructure and Solid Minerals, Honourable Abdulbashir Gegu; the Permanent Secretary, ministry of Education Science and Technology, Pastor Emmanuel Idenyi; the Chairman of Kogi Local Government, Honourable Isah Abdulkarim (ECOMOG), the Acting Director of Works, Kogi State Polytechnic, Engineer Sunday Adanu, the Dean, School of Preliminary Studies, Mrs. Sarah Iyabode Modupe Ayedogbon and other members of the committee on the smooth take off of CUSTECH.