Kogi State Government has approved the relocation of the State Polytechnic’s School of Preliminary Studies to Koton Karfe in Kogi Local Government Area of the State.
The School which was formerly situated at Osara in Adavi LGA will now temporarily be at the Government Science Secondary School, Koton Karfe.
Disclosing this while on inspection visit to the Ohimegye of Koton Karfe, HRH, Alhaji Abdulrazaq Sani Isah Koto on Tuesday 15th December, 2020, the Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Honourable Wemi Jones noted that the decision to move the School of Preliminary Studies to the new site was at the instance of His Excellency, the Executive Governor of Kogi State, Alhaji Yahaya Adoza Bello, who has shown keen interest in the upliftment of the education sector in the state.
While congratulating the Ohimegye and the good people of Koton Karfe on the historic moment of having a higher institution in the area, Honourable Jones reiterated the state government’s resolve to make the new site admirable and conducive for teaching and learning.
His Royal Majesty, Alhaji Abdulrazaq Sani Isah Koto, in a response, appreciated the Governor for choosing to relocate the School of Preliminary Studies to Koton Karfe, and commended the Acting Rector of Kogi State Polytechnic for his outstanding performance since he assumed office.
The Royal Father also pledged his kingdom’s total support to make the relocation successful.
In his response, the Acting Rector of Kogi State Polytechnic, Dr Salisu Ogbo Usman, commended the decision of the State Government to relocate the School, and called for more support for education from corporate bodies and well meaning individuals in and out of the State.
While inspecting the facilities at the new site along with the State Government representatives, Dr Usman said the Polytechnic was ready to collaborate with the community to make the institution a befitting one.
He thanked the Ohimegye for the warm reception and the pledge to give the institution all the needed support.
While thanking God for the many good things happening under his watch as Acting Rector, Dr Usman stressed that as the first alumnus and youngest person to be so appointed in the history of the institution, he was so elated that the School of Preliminary Studies that produced him (first set of IJMB in 1995/96) has been upgraded to the Conflunce University of Science and Technology ( CUSTECH).
He added that history was again, already in the making under his watch with the relocation of the School of Preliminary Studies to Koton Karfe.
The Team which was led by the Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Honourable Wemi Jones also included the the State Commissioner for Finance, Budget and Planning, Honourable Mukadam Asiwaju Ashiru Idris, Commissioner for Infrastructure and Solid Minerals, Honourable Abdulbashir Gegu, the Permanent Secretary, ministry of Education Science and Technology, Pastor Emmanuel Idenyi, the Chairman of Kogi Local Government, Honourable Isah Abdulkarim (ECOMOG), the Acting Rector of Kogi State Polytechnic, Dr Salisu Ogbo Usman, the Acting Director of Works, Engineer Sunday Adanu, the Dean, School of Preliminary Studies, Mrs. Sarah Iyabode Modupe Ayedogbon and other members of the Committee on the smooth take off of CUSTECH.
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Kogi State Polytechnic, Lokoja.