Dr. Justina Kotso, Rector of Nasarawa State Polytechnic.

Cecilia Onah, Lafia

To ensure a conducive learning environment for students of the institution, the Tertiary Education Trust Fund has executed three building projects worth N722 million in the Nasarawa State owned Isa Mustapha Agwai I Polytechnic, Lafia.

Rector of the Polytechnic, Dr. Justina Kotso, made the disclosure during the projects inauguration by TETFund in Lafia on Wednesday.

She mentioned the projects to include a block of students hostel; a block of architecture studio and a block of civil engineering workshop and laboratories.

Kotso commended TETFund for collaborating with the Nasarawa State government to site the building projects in the institution, and promised to utilize and maintain the structures for the betterment of all students of the polytechnic.

“We deeply appreciate the unwavering support and continuous intervention of TETFund in our institution as evidenced in the construction and completion of these projects.

“I want to assure TETFund and the Nasarawa State government that our staff and students will protect these structures and put them into good use,” the Rector added.

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In his speech, the Executive Secretary of TETFund, Arc. Sonny Echono, who was represented by the Director, Monitoring and Evaluation, Arc. Babatunde Olajide, commended the management and staff of the polytechnic for their cooperation and efforts towards ensuring the timely completion of the projects.

“It is noteworthy that the projects being commissioned today fall under the Year 2021 Annual Special and Year 2022 Annual Intervention of the fund. We shall endeavour to sustain and improve our intervention activities within the ambits of the law towards making our public tertiary institutions globally competitive.” he added.

While inaugurating the projects, Nasarawa State Governor, Abdullahi Sule, who is the Visitor of the polytechnic, promised to continue to work with the management of the school to ensure its rapid growth and development.

Sule, who was represented by his deputy, Emmanuel Akabe said, “When we came into office in 2019, the accredited courses in the school were either Arts or Social Sciences but today, all technical courses have now been accredited. We will continue to put our eyes on this polytechnic so that it will become the best in the country.”