From Noah Ocheni, Lokoja
The Rector of the Kogi State Polytechnic, Dr Salisu Ogbo Usman, over the weekend disclosed that the institution would collaborate with the Delaware Africa Caribbean Coalition, (DACC) of the United States (U.S.) towards providing a conducive learning environment, capacity building and infrastructural development.
In a release made available to the press in Lokoja by Uredo Omale, the Head, Public Relations and Protocol Unit of the Polytechnic, Usman said the management of the Polytechnic and the DACC team led by Thomas Grant held a meeting at the Polytechnic main campus over the collaboration.
Dr. Usman, who lauded Governor Yahaya Bello for facilitating the meeting, said the move would project the institution on a global space.
He also thanked the governor for creating the enabling environment for infrastructural and sustainable manpower development in the institution in line.
He noted that the Polytechnic would sustain the established relationship with DACC to actualize its cardinal agenda of delivering quality assurance and security of the institution.
In his remark, the State Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Wemi Jones, disclosed that the collaboration with the US based agency was to actualize Yahaya Bello’s vision of providing quality education for all.
On his part, the Commissioner for Finance, Mukadam Asiwaju Asiru Idris, who also accompanied the team, further stressed that the State would partner the DACC in other sectors, including Agriculture, Health, Infrastructure and Technology.
He commended the Rector for a laudable job in the institution, adding that Dr Usman has been able to transform Kogi State Polytechnic with judicious use of funds.
On his part, President of DACC and Lead Chair for Kogi Project, Thomas Grant, expressed delight with what the institution has put in place especially in the area of infrastructure and quality projects by students of the institution.