Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Bida Polytechnic to construct 6,000-bed capacity hostels, says Rector

The management of institution had duly notified the Federal Ministry of Education to seek its approval.

The Rector, Federal Polytechnic, Bida, Dr Abubakar Dzukogi, has said that the institution will partner with private developers to develop a 6,000-bed capacity hostels for its students.

Dzukogi made the disclosure when he spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Bida on Tuesday.
He said that already the management of institution had duly notified the Federal Ministry of Education to seek its approval, noting that the project would be located in the polytechnic’s complex.
He explained that out of 15,000 students currently undergoing various courses in the polytechnic, only about 3,000 of them were accommodated in the institution hostels.
Dzukogi explained that most of the students were accommodated off  campus, adding that it had negative effective on their studies.

He expressed confidence that the project if fully executed would solve the accommodation problem at the institution.
He, however, assured that the management of the institution had taken measures to address its accommodation problem through collaboration with private developers.
“We are just waiting for the kind approval of the Federal Ministry of Education to commence immediately the execution of the project,” he said.
He called for an improved founding of the institution to enable it rehabilitate some of the building structures in the institution.
He said that the entire administrative block, including the office of the  rector was in dire need of total rehabilitation because “during the raining season, roof is leaking”.

The rector also  lauds the cordial relationship existing between the institution and its communities.

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