By; KUNLE SANNI, Kaduna
The Alumni association of Kaduna Polytechnic have affirmed it’s unalloyed support for the conversation of the polytechnic to a university.
The chairman caretaker committee of the association, Abba Anas Adamu said this while fielding questions from newsmen in Kaduna.
He said converting the polytechnic to a degree awarding institution would play an integral role in enhancing technical education, especially in the Northern part of the country.
Baba Anas who was in full support of the conversation of the instruction to a university pointed out that “there must be progression in the instruction with up to date teaching and learning equipment.”
The chairman contended that inview of the current challenges facing the Kaduna polytechnic there should be fairness in the allocation of resources in the running of similar institutions in the country.
He stressed that Kaduna polytechnic being the biggest technical institution in Africa should be given special attention to continue to produce competent technicians, engineers and other professionals.
On the plan by the National Assembly to spend N37billion on the rehabilitation of the assembly complex, Baba Anas advised the leadership of the assembly to precisely tell Nigerians what they will do with such huge amounts of money, to be able to convince them.
Commenting on the association plans for the new year, he said plans are In Top Gear to conduct election for substantive leaders, adding that during the year the association would also start using it’s reviewed constitution for effective leadership.
Baba Anas therefore expressed worry that the Alumni association lacked office accommodation for effective running of its activities, hence the need for assistance in that direction.