By ANDREW AJIJAH
The Vice Chancellor of the university of Jos, Professor Sabastian Maimako, said the institution require special fund intervention to enable the university procure facilities that shall assist staff and students observe COVID-19 safety rules, as it is been prepared for resumption of academic activities soonest.
The Vice Chancellor said at a Press Conference, as part of activities making his four years tenure in office as Vice Chancellor of the university.
According to him, the funds is made available by the federal government, it shall enable the institution procure more health safety materials to facilitate adquate preventive measures of the dearly COVID-19 pandemic among staff and students of the university.
He said, his administration as Vice Chancellor of the university of Jos has brought fortune to the institution.
He revealed that, under his watch, 43 out of the 75 programme been run by the institution have gained fully accreditation, with only 28 still awaiting full accreditation, but have gotten interim recognition by the national Universities commission NUC.
Speaking on his achievements in the last four years, the university of Jos VC noted that his administration moved to the permanent site after 40 years of existence at the temporary site, following completion of the administrative block, the contract which was awarded since creation of the university over 40 years ago.
Kakaaki Reporters observed that 39 buildings including lecture halls and laboratories have been executed during the outgoing tenure of Prof Maimako as VC.
It was learnt that the burnt Liberary of the university have been rehabilitated, equipped and commissioned, already been used.
On the possible completion of the ongoing projects, the VC assured the public that non of his projects shall be abandoned.
He said he will complete and commission projects within the stipulated five years as Vice Chancellor university of Jos.
Prof Maimako said his administration have been able to tackle insecurity challenges, including the recent land dispute, by a section of the host community to the university.
On the welfare of staff and students, the Vice Chancellor explained that his administration is up and doing, he revealed further that many students who made 1st Class certificates in the last four years we’re retained as lecturers.