The Kwara Government has commenced an 18 days Needs Assessment of the 11 state-owned tertiary institutions to revive their infrastructure and uplift academic standards.
Mrs Sa’adatu Modibbo-Kawu, the state Commissioner for Tertiary Education, Science and Technology, said this while inaugurating the Needs Assessment committee at the College of Nursing and Midwifery on Tuesday in Ilorin.
Modibbo-Kawu said that the ministry under her watch was mandated to carry out thorough needs assessment of the personnel and infrastructural facilities in the 11 state-owned tertiary institutions.
According to her, the need assessment is with a view to uplifting the institutions to greater heights.
“Gov. AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq administration has directed the ministry to carry out needs assessment of the personnel and infrastructural facilities of all the institutions in Kwara.
“This is in an effort to make the state-owned tertiary institutions a model for the administration and management of tertiary tnstitutions in Nigeria,” she said.
The commissioner further said that the team would visit all the state owned institutions to assess their needs and do documentation.
She stressed that the exercise would enable the state government know the required number of personnel and infrastructure facilities in the institutions.
‘ “This will enable the administration to have a comprehensive budget provision to manage and administer the institutions efficiently and effectively.
“This administration is determined to make the institutions centre of academic excellence and model of management and administration of tertiary institutions in the country,” she said.
Modibbo-Kawu also used the exercise to lend a voice to the #EndRape Campaign as well as campaign against child molestation, cultism, drug abuse, cyber crime and examination malpractices