2023: Kano unfolds measure to secure admission for indigenes in tertiary institutions across Nigeria
By Baba Aminu
Kano State government has said it will establish admissions drive committee to ensure that indigenes of the state fill their quotas in all tertiary Institutions across Nigeria.
SOLACEBASE reports that the state Commissioner for higher education Dr. Yusuf Ibrahim Kofarmata, disclosed this during the interactive session with relevant stakeholders at Kano College of Education and Preliminary Studies (KACEPS) in continuation of familiarization visit to parastatals under the ministry.
A statement issued by the ministry spokesman, Sunusi A. Kofar Naisa, on Tuesday, said Dr. Kofarmata, noted that establishing the committee would reduce over-dependence of the students on institutions that are within the state and it will also provide the opportunity to the teeming youth to have admission to various institutions within and outside the country.
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The statement said the Commissioner reaffirmed the present administration’s commitment to address the immediate challenges that are affecting the College.
He said, “The essence of the visit is an eye-opener for me as a leader to assess the situation on ground in all the Institutions to set the ball rolling in line with Gov Abba Yusuf’s educational development plan.”
The commissioner warned that “Issues of examination malpractice, delayed in releasing results, and students harassment would no longer be tolerated in the Institutions”,
He commended the college management for introducing various courses and reforming the oldest institute to fit into modern times, urging them to sustain the tempo.
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The Commissioner then charged them to reconstitute admission and procurement committees and submit report to the ministry within two weeks.
Earlier, the Provost of the College Dr. Sunusi Yakub Ahmad, said the College of Art and Remedial Studies (CARS) Kano was established around 1972 and has produced many prominent personalities that are excelling in various spheres of life.
According to the Provost, when he assumed office the state of affairs of the College was unsatisfactory.
“The College lacked a clear mission, vision, and philosophy, while its operations were governed by an outdated edict of 1987. The provost further revealed.’’
He said administrative shortcomings were evident, lacking strategic plans, master plans, and academic briefs essential for a well-established tertiary institution.
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Dr. Ahmad said the college name was changed to “Kano State College of Education and Preliminary Studies” to secure the National Commission for Colleges of Education (NCCE) accreditation for NCE 1 and NCE 2 courses.