By Abdulrasheed AkogunThe Rector of Kwara State Polytechnic, Ilorin Dr. Abdul Jimoh Mohammed has made case for the reinstatement of government subvention to the State owned tertiary institution, stressing that it’ll go a long way in helping to solve the numerous challenges facing the Institution.
This much was disclosed by the Rector, when members of the Association of Kwara Online Media Practitioners (ASKOMP), the umbrella body of professional online media practitioners in the State paid him a courtesy call in his office.It would be recalled the monthly subversion to the school was stopped almost 7 years ago, under the guise of certifying the institution self sufficient and sustainable of the institution by the administration of ex-Gov. Abdulfatah AhmedThe Rector while commending the Gov. Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq led Kwara State government for the institution since his appointment 10 months ago, expressed his desire to bridge the infrastructural and manpower deficit of the institution, stressing that his management team is passionate about blocking leakages and freeing needed resources for developmental and revenue generating projects in the institution.
He said “As part of our efforts to take the institution to the next level, we’ve put machineries in place to block leakages, while we’ve also been operating on one of the best fiscal responsibility around, all aimed at ensuring maximum derivative from the meagre resources available at our disposal.“That’s why we’re appealing for the reinstatement of the periodic subvention to the school by the government, the infrastructural and manpower deficit of the institution can only be bridged with availability of resources” he appealed.He however assured that the institution isn’t relying on subvention from the institution alone, adding that he has given all Departments the marching order to come up with patentable and commercially viable inventions, which will help shore up the revenue base of the institution.He also, expressed the readiness of the institution to resume academic activities, when given the go-ahead, emphasising that all necessary precautionary and covid 19 compliant measures are being put in place.He said “One of the conditions for schools reopening is making provision for hands washing machines and we’re massively producing that and we’ll have at least one four face machine per department for a start.
“We’re also working in conjunction with the Kwara State government and the covid 19 technical committee on the fumigation of the whole institution. We’ve also commissioned our Science and Laboratory Technology (SLT) department for massive procurement of pocket size hand sanitisers” he stressed“We’re working on a four seater physical distancing compliant chair and within the limited resources available to the institution, we’re making judicious use of it to ensure we’re not caught unawares, when go ahead is given to tertiary institutions to resume by relevant authorities” he added.