The Federal University Birnin Kebbi (FUBK) inaugurated a Joint-committee on collaboration with Waziri Umaru Federal Polytechnic, Birnin Kebbi on Thursday, September 23, 2021.
The collaboration which is aimed at promoting symbiotic relations between the two institutions would be geared towards experience sharing, staff and students exchange, use of instructional and workshop facilities, among others.
In their separate remarks, Vice Chancellor Prof. BB Shehu and Rector of Waziri Umaru Federal Polytechnic, Birnin Kebbi emphasized that the collaboration could not have come at a better time as the University started ten (10) new programmes in relevant of common interests.
The Vice Chancellor who frowned at frightening statistics and low-level gap of educational status in northern Nigerian states, particularly Kebbi also disclosed that the University would commence twenty (20) new programmes in 2022. This includes Urban and Regional Planning, Estate Management, Industrial Design, Software Engineering, Biotechnology, Medical Laboratory, Science Laboratory Technology, among others.
He highlighted that while the Polytechnic groom students to attain Diplomas and NCEs, the partnership would enable them to secure regular and top-up Degree Programmes in their various fields of human endeavour at the University.
In appreciation, the Rector who was represented by Deputy Rector, Dr. Usman Tunga acknowledged the “speedy” transformation of the University. He said the Polytechnic is delighted to affiliate with the University to commence new programmes on Environmental Studies and other relevant fields.
He further appreciated the University for accommodating staff of the Polytechnic on sabbatical and visiting appointments, hoping that the dream of the collaboration would come true in no time.
Meanwhile, the Registrar of the University Mal. Abubakar Aliyu and his Polytechnic counterpart, Mal. Atiku Muhammad Bello harped on optimal synergy while presenting members of the Joint Committee.
FUBK Bulletin reports that the Committee is chaired by the Director Post Graduate Studies of the Polytechnic, Dr. Sani Ahmad Alhaji, while Barr. Abdulkadir Abubakar of the University Legal Unit serves as Secretary.
Members of the Committee from the Polytechnic are Director Academic Planning, Isiyaku Abdullahi; Director Environmental Studies, Dr Utenge Jonathan and Head of Statistics Department, Dr. Abubakar B. Dallatu.
Other Committee members from the University include the Dean of Post Graduate School, Prof. UM Chafe; Director Academic Planning, Dr. Aliyu A. Turaki and Director, Management Information System, Dr. Abdulhakeem Ibrahim.
Jamilu M Magaji,
Public Relations Officer,
Federal University Birnin Kebbi.
September 28, 2021