YBSG sets blue-print on education, says Commissioner
From Sani Gazas Chinade, Damaturu
Yobe State Commissioner for Higher Education, Prof. Muhammad Munkaila has assured that his ministry would soon unfold plans to actualise the wisdom behind Governor Mai Mala Buni’s declaration of state of emergency on education in the State.
Prof. Munkaila who spoke to The Triumph correspondent on assumption of duty, said all heads of tertiary institutions should articulate their plans and prioritize their needs and submit same to his office for review and subsequent tabling of the comprehensive document for government consideration and implementation.
The Commissioner further explained that government is working tirelessly to provide the new ministry with the technical directors and other supporting staff to discharge their mandate in critical areas such as manpower development and entrepreneurship on education in the State.
“My vision is aimed at transforming our tertiary institutions to produce not only employable graduates at all levels but self-reliant graduates equipped with entrepreneurial skills in order to reduce over dependence on government jobs,” he added.
The Professor also revealed that the ministry would undertake the needed assessment to visit all higher institutions of learning as soon as the ministry is provided with manpower, saying, “we are going to continue with our plan for the institutions to improve their teaching, learning and research.”
The Commissioner, who is a seasoned academic, further explained that the ministry would encourage Yobe State University to introduce more professional courses such as Engineering, Architecture, Quantity Survey, Regional and Town Planning, as well as other allied medical courses like Radiology and Physiotherapy, among others.
He then assured the people in the State that the ministry would support the activities of the State Scholarship Board which is under the ministry to encourage onshore and offshore students’ enrollment in various higher institutions of learning across the nation.