Kano State Acting Governor, Prof Hafiz Abubakar at the weekend stated that the state government has established 13 computer-based registration and examination centers in its tertiary institutions, to meet the standard of JAMB and other e-based empowerment and education programmes.
Prof Hafiz who is also the Commissioner of Education, Science and Technology stated this during the commissioning of projects worth millions of Naira, executed at the Audu Bako College of Agriculture, Dambatta.
According to him, “this has been part of the effort being made under the present administration to rise up to the challenge of e-revolution in the management of education in the country and Audu Bako College of Agriculture, Dambatta is one of the beneficiaries of this laudable initiative, and today we have officially commissioned this center.”
The projects commissioned by the acting Governor included a Lecture Theatre, Twin-Class room Blocks (Food Technology Department) and New JAMB CBT Center, which has the capacity to accommodate 250 candidates for test at once, as required by JAMB.
Prof Hafiz further stated that the State was also providing enough funds to its tertiary Schools to enable them to meet the accreditation needs of their regulatory bodies.
“This administration has been making concerted efforts to ensure that we give enough funds to our tertiary institutions to enable them to meet the accreditation needs of their regulatory bodies,” he added.
He pointed out the accreditation results so far conducted for the State institutions of higher learning indicated that its two State-owned Universities and Colleges of Education had obtained the required grades that enabled them to operate as tertiary schools.
Prof Hafiz, therefore, called on the Institutions to utilise part of their registration charges known as development levy in executing viable projects for their speedy progress, as obtained in Audu Bako College of Agriculture.
He noted that the college has achieved a substantial increase in the number of Students’ enrollment.