B6 Sunday Ahgu – Lafia
“…as over 5000 applicants jostle for 100 slots, with over 400 1st class applications received…”
Nasarawa State House of Assembly Committee on Education has urged the management of Isa Mustapha Agwai Polytechnic Lafia to absorb academic and non academic causal staff who are working in the institution for a long period of time before considering other fresh applicants.
Chairman, of the Committee Daniel Ogazi made the call when the management of the polytechnic appeared before the committee for their 2021 budget assessment today in Lafia.
He said absorbing the causal lecturers and other staff was in the interest of Justice, fairness, peace and for the overall development of the polytechnic
Mr Ogazi also called on the state government to give more attention to the development of the institution.
Earlier, Rector of the Polytechnic Doctor Justina Kotso while presenting the institution’s budget performance said that the total of 5,540 applicants have applied for the 100 vacancies approved by the government.
Kotso said that the management under her watch has installed solar power in the school’s library and ICT centre as well as installation of CCTV cameras to improve on security and other academic activities
The Rector, called on the students not to allow themselves to be used to cause violence and crisis in the institution but continue to be law abiding for development to thrive.
She, however, identified funding as major challenge facing the institution.