BORNO GOV SUSPENDS STATE-OWNED POLYTECHNIC MANAGEMENT AFTER SURPRISE VISIT
Written by Samson Ojeniran on September 22, 2021
The entire management of the Borno State-owned Ramat Polytechnic in Maiduguri has been suspended for six months.
This follows a surprise visit by Borno State Governor Babagana Zulum who expressed shock at the discovery that the laboratories were out of use covered with cobwebs and rodents roaming freely.
Governor Zulum immediately assessed all infrastructure and learning facilities at the institi and directed the State Commissioner for Higher Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, Dr Babagana Mallumbe, to take over the affairs of the school.
The Governor later held a closed-door meeting with the top management of the Polytechnic and directed the Ministry Of Water Resources to drill two deep aquifer boreholes and carry out a complete water channelling network within the polytechnic.
Zulum was a student of the Polytechnic from 1986 to 1988 where he bagged the National Diploma in Agricultural Engineering, before returning to the Polytechnic as a Rector from 2011 to 2015.
Editor: Oloyede Oworu