Kano state Governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has approved the sum of N45.7 million for the purchase of Joint Admission and Matriculation Board ( JAMB ) forms, screening and registration of 5, 000 students who are billed to sit for the examination in 2018.
Briefing Reporters on the outcome of the state weekly executive council meeting yesterday, the state Commissioner for Information, Internal Affairs, Youths and Culture, Comrade Muhammad Garba, said out of the figure, N18 million was set aside for screening, training and registration of the students.
He further stated that the sum of N15, 640, 000 was also approved for 1120 students of Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso College of Advanced Remedial studies for their registration, training and screening for the 2018 IJMB extermination.
He said the Council also approved the sum of N19, 24, 000 for another set of 1, 545 students to register and sit for the IJMB extermination.
According Garba, the Council also approved the sum of N35, 7, 543.00 for the hosting of the first matriculation ceremony of the state-owned Yusuf Maitama Sule University coming up in March this year.
On accreditation of courses in the state-owned tertiary institutions, the Commissioner recalled that, “when we came on board in 2015, most of the courses in our tertiary institutions were not accreditated for many years. We have secured accreditation of most courses in Yusuf Maitama Sule University, Kano State University of Science and Technology, Wudil and Kano state polytechnic.”
He added that, “in 2016 alone we spent N161, 819, 753 for the accreditation of 51 course programmes out of which 49 of them were fully accreditated, while two courses were not fully accredited. In 2018, we have 16 new programmes in Kano state polytechnic that have been presented to the Council for verification and presentation for accreditation at the cost of N100 million.”
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