Bauchi Govt urged to consider CABS Azare as temporary site for proposed Federal University of Health, Nutrition and Medical Science.
By Abubakar Baba Ahmad.
Stakeholders from Bauchi North Senatorial zone have urged Bauchi State Government to consider College of Administration and Business Studies CABS Azare as temporary site for the proposed Federal University of Health, Nutrition and Medical Science Azare.
The Chairman Katagum Forum Alhaji Aminu Sule made the call when he led other members on a visit to the state Commissioner of Education Dr Aliyu Tilde in his office.
Alhaji Aminu Sule said due to its strategic location and accessibility, the college can be used to kickstart academic activities pending the commencement of work at the permanent site.
He charged the Commissioner to put more effort towards improving the standard of education especially basic, a situation he described as pathetic in the zone.
The Chairman of the forum who used the medium to commend Dr Tilde for his giant strides in the last two years, called for the sustenance of such policies.
Responding, the State Commissioner of Education Dr Aliyu Tilde said government has been making salient effort in finding suitable sites for three federal institutions at Jama’are, Misau and Katagum even before a formal request for such were made.
Dr Aliyu Tilde who expressed concern over the performance of Katagum which occupies the fourth position among local government, called on the forum and other stakeholders in the zone to focus on personal contributions to salvage the education system in the area.
He restated commitment to support any input, suggestion towards the realisation of policy and projects aimed at developing the education sector in the state.
On the just concluded one week placement examination into boarding schools, the Commissioner said the number of candidates and their overall performance was discouraging.
Meanwhile, the forum also paid similar visit to the State Commissioner of Lands and Housing over the allocation of a hundred hectres for the take off of the University.