Gombe State Government Partners With Malaysian University.
By Ya’u Waziri
Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe State says his administration has engaged a reputable and capable private educational investor to participate in the management and development of learning and research activities with the current global science and technological innovations in the state institution.
The Governor made this known at the Signing of a Public-Private Partnership Agreement between Gombe State Government and Lincoln University College Malaysia, held in Kumo, headquarters of Akko local government area of the state.
Governor Inuwa Yahaya described the signing of the Public-Private Partnership Agreement as a historic one that would prop up academic activities at the Gombe State University of Science and Technology Kumo, which was established by the immediate past administration in the state.
The Governor maintained that the agreement would strengthen the curriculum and curricular activities of the institution to international standard and best practices as demonstrated by the Lincoln University College in Malaysia for students excellent knowledge and skills development for self-reliance and nation-build nation-building to him, the agreement would ensure the provision of adequate funding, continuous infrastructural maintenance, development of facilities and services within the institute.
Governor Yahaya disclosed that, within the plan, Lincoln University College, will establish six new faculties including Medical Science to provide Dentistry, Nursing, Medicine, and Surgery programs.
The Governor commended the Nigerian High Commissioner to Malaysia Dr. Hajara Salim, for her effort in achieving the partnership.
Earlier, the President and founder of Lincoln University College Dr. Amiya Bhaumik, noted that the setting up of the Lincoln University in Kumo was born out of the idea to bring the ideals and professional mindfulness of the College to the people of Nigeria.
He, therefore, t the University will start with the Medical Sciences Courses, expressing hope that, the citizens of Gombe can take advantage of the opportunity provided to place Nigeria on the global map.
Speaking at the occasion, the Nigerian High Commissioner to Malaysia, Dr. Hajara Salim, said the signing of the Public-Private Agreement, to scale up academic activities at the University of Science and Technology Kumo, is a clear testimony of Governor Inuwa Yahaya’s political sagacity in ensuring lasting and meaningful legacy in the state.