Kogi Government Relocates State Polytechnic's School Of Preliminary Studies to Koton Karfe

· As Institution partners TETFUND to train 91 of its staff on ICT

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Kogi Government Relocates State Polytechnic's School Of Preliminary Studies to Koton Karfe


Kogi State Government has approved the relocation of the State Polytechnic's School of Preliminary Studies to Koton Karfe in Kogi Local Government Area of the State, Fresh Angle International can report. 


The School, which was formerly situated at Osara in Adavi Local Government Area, will now temporarily be at the Government Science Secondary School, Koton Karfe. 


Disclosing this while on inspection visit to the Ohimegye of Koton Karfe, HRH, Alhaji Abdulrazaq Sani Isah Koto, yesterday, the Kogi State Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Hon. Wemi Jones, noted that the decision to move the School of Preliminary Studies to the new site, was at the instance of Governor Yahaya Adoza Bello.


While congratulating the Ohimegye and the people of Koton Karfe on the historic moment of having a higher institution in the area, Jones reiterated the state government's resolve to make the new site admirable and conducive for teaching and learning.


His Royal Majesty, Alhaji Abdulrazaq Sani Isah Koto, in his response, appreciated the Governor for the decision to relocate the School of Preliminary Studies to Koton Karfe and commended the Acting Rector of Kogi State Polytechnic, “for his outstanding performance since he assumed office”. 


The Royal Father, also pledged his kingdom's total support to make the relocation successful.


In his response, the Acting Rector of Kogi State Polytechnic, Dr. Salisu Ogbo Usman, commended the decision of the State Government to relocate the School and called for more support for education from corporate bodies and well-meaning individuals in and out of the State.


While inspecting the facilities at the new site along with the State Government representatives, Dr. Usman, said the Polytechnic was ready to collaborate with the community to make the institution a befitting one. 


Dr. Usman, stressed that as the first alumnus and youngest person to be so appointed in the history of the institution, he was so elated that the School of Preliminary Studies that produced him (first set of IJMB in 1995/96) has been upgraded to the Confluence University of Science  and Technology, CUSTECH.


Meanwhile, as part of efforts to make staffers of Kogi State Polytechnic, Lokoja, digitally compliant, the institution has collaborated with the Tertiary Education Trust Fund, TETFUND to empower staff on Information and Communication Technology, ICT. 


Our Kogi State Correspondent reports that the Head, Public Relations and Protocol Unit of the Polytechnic, Mrs. Uredo Omale, made the disclosure in a statement released this morning, Wednesday December 16.


The Institution’s Chief Image Maker, explained that the week-long capacity training which commenced Monday December 14, would see  91 members of staff, including Academic (36) and Non-academic (55), gain knowledge on various aspects of ICT. 


The Acting Rector of Kogi State Polytechnic, Dr. Salisu Ogbo Usman, who declared the training open at the institution's CBT Centre, noted that a standard institution like Kogi State Polytechnic must be driven by ICT in all phases. 



Dr. Usman, said that the school had upgraded her ICT consciousness by having a Directorate of Information Technology and Resource Centre, which has recorded much success within the short time of existence.


According to him, Kogi State Polytechnic recently conducted a computer based test, CBT which was largely supported by school personnel, reinstalled internet services on campus, which hadn't been the case since 2015 and all General Studies examinations would be computer-based henceforth.


Dr. Usman, commended the Institution’s Director of Information Technology Resource Centre, Dr. Ayodele Oluwakemi, for her efforts in ensuring that the training became a reality, just as he charged the 91 participants to take advantage of the training and acquire the requisite digital knowledge.



The Director, ITRC said courses to be taken during the one-week training includes Intermediate Module, ICT in Education, Digital Marketing, Preparation Output and Presentation Applications. 


The TETFUND team was led by Mr. Abraham Obatokun as the  Lead Consultant, Mr. Oyeleye Olakunle as theTraining Administrator , Mr. Anthony Olosami, Mr. Adeyanmi Oyenuga and Mr. Adeleye Adeoye as facilitators. 

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Odimayo Olatunde Frederick
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