KNHA may increase lecturers’ retirement to 65yrs
…Receives Kumbotso College, KUST
By Usman Gwadabe
Kano State House of Assembly will liaise with the state executive arm for possible increase of lecturers’ retirement age to 65 years.
Speaker Abdulazeez Garba Gafasa made this known when Provost of Sa’adatu Rimi College of Education, Kumbotso led its management on courtesy call to the House recently.
The Speaker noted that the increase would surely assist in maximizing the knowledge of experienced lecturers, adding that the two arms are always ready to amend laws that would boost education standard in the state.
He thanked the management for their tireless efforts in making the college proud not only to the state but to the entire region.
Earlier, the Provost, Dr. Yahaya Isa Bunkure had told the lawmakers that they were at the House to congratulate them for elections and secondly to seek the increase of lecturers’ retirement age to 65 years.
He disclosed that in the last one year, about 50 PhD lecturers have retired, lamenting that this trend would not augur well for the teaching activities in the college.
The Provost revealed that the college teaches 71 courses with over 20, 000 students currently studying at the institute.
Dr. Bunkure further told them that the college, in affiliation with Bayero University, Kano and Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria runs 37 degree courses, pointing out that all the outstanding TETFund interventions were accessed by his administration within two years.
Meanwhile, the House has received the management of Kano Science and Technology University, Wudil on familiarisation visit.
Speaking during the visit, the Deputy Speaker of the House, Engr. Hamisu Ibrahim Chidari, who represented the Speaker, said the House is ready to legislate laws that would boost the university’s standard.
Earlier, the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Shehu Alhaji Musa said the university is proud with the House for making laws that simplify the running of the institute, adding that they have over 16, 000 students studying 27 courses with over 90 professors.