Rector Seeks Private Sector Support For Mubi Polytechnics

By Tom Garba, Yola

Dr. Sadiq Yahaya, Rector of the Federal Polytechnic Mubi on Thursday advocated private sector collaboration for the growth and development of the Federal Polytechnic Mubi.

Yahaya made the call at the 32nd matriculation ceremony of the fresh students admitted into the National Diploma and Higher National Diploma programmes.

He said that the havoc occasioned by the Boko Haram insurgency on the institution would require the support of private sector to rebuild the institution back to its normal standard.

He recounted that the insurgents vandilised laboratories and carted away machines and vehicles during the invasion of the institution.

He noted that the dwindling number of student’s enrolment was due to the experience of Boko Haram, insisting that the institution was peaceful and safe.

'`We are still recanting the sad experience of the Boko Haram incidence in the polytechnics.

``They vandalized properties of an unquantifiable magnitude as laboratory equipment were vandalized, official vehicles removed and killings.

``Although I can authoritatively confirm to you that the security situation in the entire place is guaranteed.

``I commend the security operatives for their tremendous job by keeping vigil on the entire campus.

``This informed why we are calling on private sector and well to do individuals to support this institution to rebuild its vandalized infrastructure.’’

The rector said the issue of students’ hostel would continue to worry the management.

Yahaya called on the federal government to consider the plight of the students in the area of accommodation.

He said that it was not safe to accommodate students outside the schools’ environment.

He called on parents and guardian to send their children to the institution nothing that the institution had still maintained its academic standard which it was known for.

He also called on the Federal government to provide special intervention to the institutions that were affected by the insurgency.

He gave an assurance that normal academic programme would continue to thrive uninterrupted, stating that the hitherto industrial disharmony in the institution was a thing of the past.

He commended the management team for their cooperation and hard work for the sustainability of academic programme in the polytechnics.

He also commended the academic staff for their harmonious relationship with the management, nothing that without peace, the institution wouldn’t have recorded its achievements.

Yahaya advised the new student to inculcate good conducts as well as to eschew violence of any kind.

He called on the polytechnics community to be security conscious as well as to report any suspicious movement to the security agencies within the institution.

In his remarks, Dr Sulaiman Buba, Registrar of the institution commended members of staff for maintaining high academic standard in the polytechnic.

Buba also advised the new students to take their academic programme very serious.

He said that the institution was matriculating 1938 students for the 2015/2016 academic session, recalling that the institution in the past had admitted 5000 students.