The Acting Rector of Kogi State Polytechnic, Dr Usman Igbo, has officially handed over its Osara Campus to Confluence University of Science and Technology (CUSTECH), Osara.
This was for the newly established University to take-off academic activities.
Dr Usman Igbo, who handed over necessary documents to the Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Hon. Wemi Jones, FCIB, on Monday in Osara, expressed joy for being part of the historic event.
“Today, under my acting rector ship, we are gathered here to officially handover Osara campus to the Commissioner, Ministry of Education, Science and Technology for the smooth take off of CUSTECH.
“It is historic in all ramifications, and I am glad to be part of it”, Igbo said.
He appreciated the governor for the opportunity given to him to serve the state in that capacity.
“It is another opportunity that our names will be written on the sand of victory in the educational development of Kogi State”, the rector said.
In his remarks, the Commissioner thanked Almighty God, and the governor for reposing so much confidence in him, to deliver on the mandate of revamping education in the state.
“His Excellency is so much passionate about revamping education sector in the state, and he wants to take education to the levels we can never imagine. In fact, the governor has said that from now till the end of his tenure, 20 per cent of the state’s annual budget will be allocated to education.
“The implication is that, if the state’s annual budget is N100 billion, it means that N20 billion of that money will go to education in the year under review. The governor is a man of his words, who always backs up his words with actions, and he is doing everything possible to reposition education and taking it to another level”, Jones said.
He revealed that the state government had recorded significant milestones within a very short time of the establishment of CUSTECH, while commending the Rector for being proactive and for the detailed handing-over documents.