Sunday 20th August, 2017
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Lalong to standardise Plateau's education sector as PLASU graduates 344

Lalong to standardise Plateau's education sector as PLASU graduates 344

The Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong, has pledged to standardise and stabilise the educational sector in the state to enhance growth and develop­ment.
Lalong made the pledge in Bok­kos during the maiden convoca­tion of Plateau State University (PLASU), Bokkos.
He said, “The Change Mantra of the All Progressives Congress (APC) places premium on educa­tion like the Late President Nelson Mandela said is the most power­ful weapon which you can use to change the World.
“We had no option with this un­derstanding than to purposefully swing into action to deliver change as promised, and to restore hope to the students who had suffered the psychological trauma of the closure of the State University, and the ob­vious threat of a shattered future.
“The first set of students of PLA­SU were in an endless-idle stay at home, with their parents expect­ing curiously to see their children graduate.
“This situation no doubt tested the offer of change we had made to our citizenry, and the burden of conscience compelled us to walk the talk, by setting the modalities in place, to see to it that the Uni­versity was re-opened and reposi­tioned to its right place in the aca­demic community.”
The governor expressed appre­ciation to the National Universities Commission and the Tertiary Edu­cation Trust Fund (TETFund), es­pecially under the tenure of Prof. Suleiman Bogoro, for the support to the university.
“Today, I am not disappointed because we have broken the jinx and are standing here to witness the convocation of the 1st and 2nd set of graduands of the University; twelve years after its establishment.
“With this convocation, we have charted a new course of his­tory, and we are at the threshold of enthroning academic excellence, in an academic institution com­mitted to the production of peo­ple, who in character and learning will commit themselves for excel­lent service to humanity,” he said.

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