By Musa Diso
The Kaduna State University, Kaduna State, has recorded tremendous successes in its efforts of providing the most enviable quality education for its teeming students since inception over a decade ago, in spite of inadequate funding, the institutions’’ Deputy Vice Chancellor (Admin.) of the university, Prof. Yohanna Tella has observed.
In an interview with African Monitor in his office in Kaduna recently, Prof. Tella noted that since the university was established in 2004, a lot of achievements had been made in various areas of the educational pursuit for the benefit of its students, academic and non-academic staff and the university community in general.
He gave kudos to the university vice chancellor, Prof. Muhammad Tanko who according to him has overtime ensured that the institution continues to impart the best educational career for its students as well as inculcate moral values in them with a view to moulding them into proud ambassadors of the university wherever they may find themselves after their graduation.
Apart from that, the Professor noted, today the Kaduna State University has curved a niche for itself in the areas of training, research, community services and the execution of vital facilities in spite of insufficient funds at its disposal.
Said he, “as a matter of fact, we have over the years, made great impact in imparting knowledge and sound moral values to our students, apart from our efforts in the provision of necessary infrastructures and other vital facilities to maintain and in some areas improve on the quality of education and the most appreciable, conducive Ivory Tower environment for both students and staff of the University with the little funds at our disposal.”
Here, the Professor appeals to the Kaduna State government and other relevant authorities including the elite class to give the university their moral support both in their own little ways so that the institution will continue to grow to greater heights and on the long run, be at par with its counterparts nationally and internationally, adding ,“with the much needed funding, ours will be the sky is the limit, hence we deserve this badly needed assistance”.
The professor explained that without the necessary facilities like well equipped laboratories for research and training and without the needed infrastructures, no university can perform effectively because the basic tools for the provision of affective and proper knowledge and research are lacking.
By and large, he observed, at the end of the day, the society will be confronted with what he described as half-baked graduates who are mere victims of infrastructural decay during their university days.
Tella expressed gratitude that Kaduna State University is cult-free, while exam malpractices have been practically checked, even as the few students caught in the acts had either been reprimanded or in some cases expelled from the institution.
He said, all the institution’s programmes have been accredited by the National University Commission with more on the pipeline, which include more state of the art lecture theatres, new hostels, well-equipped laboratories and other vital learning materials.
About 4,000 graduates are expected to be conferred with different degrees in various disciplines during the 3rd convocation of the university on December 8, 2018 which will also witness the conferment of Honorary Degrees on some distinguished Nigerians.