Zamfara State Government has refuted the recent claim from a section of some politicians that the state university at Talata Mafara has been scraped.
Zamfara varsity to begin session soon
From Bala Abubakar, Gusau
The Zamfara State Government has refuted the recent claim from a section of some politicians that the state university at Talata Mafara has been scraped.
It said that plan is under way for the continuation of the academic session at the university’s permanent site, located in Talata Mafara town.
The Special Adviser to Governor Bello Muhammad Matawalle, Hon. Abdullahi Muhammad Gurbin Bore, stated this while reacting to a recent write up circulating in a social media accusing the state government under the leadership of Governor Matawalle by some groups of individuals in the state that the government had suspended the university.
He said the state’s Directorate of Higher Education under his supervision described the allegations labeled against the state government on the issue of the university as malicious and fabricated lies capable of damaging the image of the state.
“How can we start the programs for the state university without appointment of its management and try to get acknowledgment from the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND)? I think it would sound useless without all the strategies to run our state university,” he noted.
According to Gurbin Bore, already three different committees have been constituted by Matawalle’s administration on the issue of the university and have already submitted their reports.
“Let me make it clear that all the structures on ground in the university have reached almost 50 to 65 per cent and the state government is working out modalities on how to move the university forward and it will soon continue the normal academic session,” he narrated.
He warned the social media users in the state to always try and make constructive criticism that will attract attention of the state to make corrections where necessary than to labeling the government’s good images, policies and programs or cause anxiety.