By HILARY Y. KASMI
The Plateau State University, Bokkos has gotten two new projects which have gone to reduce the infrastructural deficit the University was facing.The new projects, according to a press statement issued by the Public Relations Officer of the institution, John K. Agam are “the 600 capacity Lecture Theatre which is now the largest hall on the University campus described as an ECOWAS standard structure because of its design and quality finishing”, as well as “the University’s Guest House located at No. 8 A Bachit Long Drive in Jos, the Plateau State capital”.
The statement quoted the Chairman of Governing Council of the University, Professor Attahiru Mohammad Jega Commissioning saying “the completion of the projects which is long expected is a product of sustained collaboration and understanding between the Governing Council and the management of the University”.Prof. Jega added that the Lecture Theatre has provision for offices both within the basement and the main lecture theatre.
He commended Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) and other stakeholders for making funds available for the completion of the abandoned 600 capacity Lecture Theatre and the Plateau State Government for allocating and facilitating the rehabilitation of the Gust House.
Jega said he was “very pleased” with the management of the University for ensuring that a project that was to be terminated by TETFund was revived by the management of the University by rallying round the relevant stakeholders to ensure the completion of the project which is now ready for use.
Earlier, the Vice Chancellor, Professor Izam informed the Council Chairman that Lecture Theatre project would have been terminated because of the delay occasioned by financial and other problems, but on assumption of office, he interacted with relevant key stakeholders and the problems which stalled its completion were resolved to ensure the completion of the project.
While commissioning the Guest House in Jos, representative of the Council Chairman, Professor Garba Sharubutu commended the Plateau State Government for allocating the facility to the University, saying that the rehabilitated facility would reduce the cost of lodging external examiners, accreditation panels and visitors to the University from being accommodated in hotels, thus saving the university reasonable sums of money and help in projecting the University’s image.