Traditional ruler advocates more funding for tertiary institutions
Federal and States Government have been called upon to continue to equip polytechnics and other science and technology based tertiary institutions across the country.
The Kanwan Katsina, District Head of Ketare, Alhaji Usman Bello Kankara, made the call in a keynote address at the weekend as a guest speaker at the fourteenth National Conference organized by the Colleges of Agriculture, Environmental Studies, Engineering and Science and Technology, of Hassan Usman Katsina Polytechnic.
The District Head call for the Review of Curriculum of Colleges of Science and technology based higher institutions, polytechnics and other higher institutions of learning to tailored their research and curriculum towards meeting up with twenty-first century advancements in science and technology.
Alhaji Usman Bello Kankara said science and technology are key driving factors of development in any developed economy of the world.
The traditional ruler while commending the House of Representatives for passing the bill abolishing HND/ Degree dichotomy also called for increased funding for polytechnics and other higher institutions of learning to motivate research in science technology as a driving factor of the economy.
The District Head acknowledged the commitment of the Katsina state government towards restoring the lost glory of education and restoring peace and security across the state.
Others who spoke during the conference include the Special Adviser to the Katsina State Governor on Higher education, Dr Bishir USman Ruwan Godia, the chairman governing council of Hassan Usman Katsina Polytechnic Alhaji Ahmad Abubakar Lugga who stressed the need for review in curriculum of science and technology based higher institutions to a more research based oriented.