VC promises intervention as he visits study centres in Kano

By Inuwa Hamza Yunusa
Peters in KN

The Vice-chancellor, National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN), Prof. Olufemi Peters, has visited Kano state to inspect facilities at Kano Study Centre, Fagge and Dawakin Kudu Community Study Centres

The VC was accompanied during the inspection by his predecessor Prof. Abdalla Uba Adamu, the acting Chief Security Officer, Mal. Isah Shehu and the acting director, Directorate of Physical Development, Works and Services, Arch Haruna Suleiman, among others. 

Fagge Community Study Centre was the first point of engagement by the Vice-Chancellor, where the VC and his entourage were received by the Director of Dawakin Kudu Community Study Centre Dr. Ibrahim Aliyu, who oversees the centre, as well as the centre representative, Mr. Ameer Salisu Hamza. 

Shortly after his arrival, the VC inspected the centre's facilities, which, he said, he was impressed, after which, he was presented with a letter stating some of the challenges being faced by the centre.

The centre, based on the letter, is lacking in computer desktop, connection with the national grid and a utility vehicle for official use

In his response, the VC assured that the centre shall receive his blessings as all challenges confronting the it were noted, acknowledging that they are all crucial for the day-to-day running of the centre. 

At the Kano Study Centre, the acting director of the centre, Mr. Muddasir Ahmad Ishaq, explained to the VC that the rigorous advocacy campaign of the centre made it possible for its present status in relation to students enrollment. 

He maintained that the Kano Study Centre makes effective utilisation of the heavy presence of media houses in the state, as it has as one of its modalities the rapid response of queries as they were received

Responding, the VC stated that he was impressed by the way and manner the centre is administratively being managed under the leadership of its acting director and his lieutenants. 

Peters later was accompanied round the centre to inspect the facilities, the North-west Incubation Centre of the university, and some of the ongoing projects at the centre.

The Vice-Chancellor also met with two disabled students of the centre and had a brief chat with them.

The students, one an undergraduate and the other a masters student, made a plea to the Vice-Chancellor for the provision of certain instructional materials that will aid their learning at the university.  

The train later moved to Dawakin Kudu Community Study Centre at Dawakin Kudu Local Government Area of Kano State, where similar engagements and activities were carried out by the Vice-Chancellor. 

He showed his appreciation by the structures on ground and the way the work was executed. 

To wrap up the day-long activities, the VC assured to sit with the contractors handling the project so as to iron out modalities in order to ensure a speedy completion of the remaining part of the project for the centre’s full-pledged take off.

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