Bauchi College Provost, Prof. Asabe urges govt to pay priority attention to educational sector

By Mohammed Kaka Misau, Bauchi

The Provost Aminu Saleh College of Education (ASCOE) Azare, Prof. Asabe Sadiya Mohammed has urged the government and stakeholders to pay more attention to the education sector.

According to her, a knowledge based economy is the key to development.

Mohammmed made the call at the first memorial lecture in honour of Late Alhaji Aminu Saleh former SGF and one year anniversary in office of the provost of ASCOE Azare Professor Mohammmed on Saturday in Azare.

She said education holds the key to development, adding that government must continue to give priority attention to the sector which is the bedrock of every development.

While recalling the lifetime of the late Aminu Saleh Wamban Katagum who invested immensely in her education, Prof Asabe prayed to Allah to grant him Jannah.

In a remark, Emir of Katagum, Alhaji Umar Faruk II lauded Professor Asabe Sadiya Mohammed for her innovation in academics and human capital development within one year of been in office.

He said Professor Mohammmed’s leadership role in the area of innovation and entrepreneurship in her one -year administration was commendable.

On his part, the Guest Speaker of the occasion, Alhaji Auwalu Abdullahi described the life of Late Alhaji Aminu Saleh as an extraordinary human being, smart, intellectual and religious.

He pointed out that, the late Aminu Saleh’s generosity has reached an exceptional level beyond human thinking.

Alhaji Abdullahi said Saleh lived an exemplary life of serving humanity, through his years of service and the sacrifice he made for the development of the Nation, State and Katagum LGA in general.

He added that his tremendous contribution in policy formulations had helped the development of the country.

Also speaker, the Registrar of the College Malam Gimba Babaji while giving overview of the Provost one year in office, described Prof. Mohammmed as one of the well accomplished women in the society in view of her track-records during her academic journey.

“Parts of her records in the college, Prof. Mohammed has facilitated the completion of the process for introduction of four additional postgraduate diploma courses under the college investment.

“She succeeded in ensuring 24hrs clinical services and free drugs to both staff and students, reconnecting the College with national grid after 2-years without electricity,” Babaji said.

According to the registrer, the Provost hosted the NUC accreditation of three Degree Programmes namely; B. A. Ed. Hausa, B. A. Ed. English and B. A. Ed Islamic Studies.

“Continued with the free admission and registration of Physically Challenged Students in the College as well engaged the services of the Flexisaf for the development of College Website, portal registration and other online Academic processes.

“It was facilitated through individuals for sponsorship of Students enrolment into the College. Smooth take up of the New NCE benchmark Academic Standard,” the Registrar said.

He added that Prof Mohammmed had streamlined and made academic units to meet up with the new benchmark such as the School of General Studies, Directorate of ICT and the Directorate of Continuing Education.

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