By; DAHIRU SULEIMAN, Dutse.
The Federal Government has approved N1.2bn for the take-off of the Federal University Dutse (FUD), Teaching Hospital, the Vice Chancellor, Professor Abdulkarim Sabo Mohammed has disclosed.
He said that this will cover provision of all the needful laboratory equipments, among other facility.
Addressing a press conference at the institution’s conference centre on the varsity’s least achievements in the last six months, he stated, “as part of our resolve in providing the university more equipments, we have been able to access N165.8bn TETFUND zonal intervention for the procurement of equipment for the College of Medicine and Health Sciences.
“Other benefitting departments are Physics, Faculty of Computing, Department of Biochemistry, Sports Directorate, among others.”
According to the VC, their focus is to promote Information Technology and the e- learning through the provision of strong Internet connectivity in the university.
“In achieving this set objectives, a contract to that effect has been awarded to Globacom Limited to provide internet service for the campus.
“Presently, we have installed 45 megabytes per second of Internet services in our campus. This will provide unlimited internet service through WiFi throughout the campus for both staff and students. Work is currently going on to upgrade or install boosters that will take the service to every nooks and crannies of our university environment.
“Another success was that in the last few months, we were able to develope a new student result processing module, whereby, under the new innovation, students can now access their results using their mobile phones once it is approved by the Senate of the varsity, as well as provision of over 1,000 modern learning books and journals to boost learning pursuit for the university students.”
Professor Mohammed further announced the readiness of the university towards the establishment of two faculties of law and pharmaceutical sciences next year, as well as the award of contracts for the construction of 100 bed space female hostel.
This on completion, will ease hostel accommodation to over ten thousand university students.