Management of the Nasarawa State College of Education, COE, Akwanga, said it needs N170 million to renovate dilapidated hostels and staff quarters.
Provost of the college, Dr. Rebecca Isaac Umaru, disclosed this when she received members of the state council, Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ, who were on an assessment visit to the institution.
Umaru appealed for assistance from government and spirited individuals to enable the institution carry out renovations as its meagre resources is hindering commencement of the projects.
The provost also appealed to Needs Assessment Programme to hasten up with its pledge to assist the institution renovate dilapidated structures.
Isaac also appealed to the Tertiary Education Trust Fund, TETFUND, to use part of its intervention fund for the college.
She lauded the Students Union Government, SUG, for complementing management’s efforts in the area of infrastrutural provision.
She enumerated some of the SUG’s assistance to include the installation of water pipes, construction of the SUG secretariat, among others.
The NUJ Chairman, Comrade Dan Yakubu, who led a team of jounalists on the assessment visit, commended the provost for transforming the school within her short stay in office.
Highpoint of the assessment visit was the inspection of projects including a 1,500-seater capacity convocation square, micro/macro teaching laboratory, 120,000 litres water reservoir, 600 sitting capacity lecture hall with offices, among many others.


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