By KATO P. LADAN, Kaduna
Gombe State Governor, Alhaji Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya has approved the constitution of an 11- member committee to review the state’s tertiary education institutions.
This was disclosed in a statement signed by the Senior Special Assistant ( Media and Publicity), Ismaila Uba Misilli.
The committee has a renowned academic, Professor Buba Bajoga as Chairman with the following as members:
i. Sen. Haruna Garba ii. Prof. Rufa’i Ahmed Alkali iii. Prof. Sani Abba Aliyu iv. Dr. Gidado Bello kumov. Sen. Sa’idu Umar Kumovi. Prof. Istifanus Williams Vii. Prof. Nabath Tanglang viii. Prof. Nana Tankoix. Dr. Japhet Koni, while x. Barr. Robert Wabida will serve as Member/Secretary.
The committee is mandated to cover the following institutions:
i Gombe State University of Science and Technology Kumoii Gombe State College of Education Billiri ii. Gombe State Polytechnic Bajogaiii Gombe State College of Legal and Islamic Studies Nafada, and Gombe State School of Nursing Dukku.
The committee is to work with the following terms of reference:
i. To review the level of establishment of the institutions from inception to date.
ii. To assess the potentials and relevance or otherwise of the institutions to the educational development of the state.
iii. To assess their viability vis- a-vis the financial status of the state, especially in view of the Local Governments’ financial autonomy and the Nigeria Financial Intelligence Unit ( NFIU) regulations.
iv. To make such other or further recommendations as the committee may deem fit under the circumstances.
The committee may conduct public hearings or seek and receive memoranda from the public where necessary. It may also co-opt any other person to assist in the discharge of its assignment.
“His Excellency, Alhaji Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya will inaugurate the committee on Wednesday, 24th July, 2019 by 2:PM at the Government House, Gombe,” it concluded.