The Vice Chancellor of Nasarawa
State University Keffi, Professor Suleiman Bala Mohammed has revealed that the
university was committed to establishing two new faculties: Health Science and
Engineering adding that the management has already done its homework so that
the two faculties will start at the 2020/2021 session.
Addressing a press conference
ahead of the forthcoming university’s stakeholders meeting at the senate
chamber of the university on Wednesday, September 11, the Vice Chancellor
stated that the measure is part of efforts to create more opportunities for students
who have interest in the new fields.
Professor Mohammed also revealed
that the university has adopted a whistle-blower policy to track and address
unethical conducts in all ramifications amongst staff and students in the
According to him, it was in the
need to inject sanity and discipline in order to promote academic excellence
without any hindrance or molestation.
“I am committed to fighting all
unethical conducts amongst the staff and students. In fighting these unethical
conducts, this administration will be fair, just and firm. There will be no
sacred cow. I therefore seek for your cooperation, journalists, as well in this
war against unethical practices in this university”, Prof. Mohammed said.
The Vice chancellor further
stated that he want to seize the opportunity of the forthcoming stakeholders
meeting to present his action plan for the university within the period of his
tenure ship adding that the action plan will be best on 12 objectives which he
is committed to pursue in order to make the university a 21st century
He added, “These objectives are
infrastructural development, institutionalization of university culture,
encourage quality research, ensure staff and students welfare, address labour
matters, meet the needs of faculties, department and units, establish linkages
with other bodies.
“Others include improve funding,
investment in technology solutions for teaching, learning and research,
academic programme development, environmental sanitation Development on campus
and introduction of new programmes.
The Vice chancellor also used the
occasion to cry out to the state government on the need to come to it
assistance in offloading the heavy liabilities that hit over N1.7 billion it is
Professor Mohammed further
appealed to the state government to take over the payment of staff salaries and
other entitlement as done in other sister institutions in the country adding
that presently all the internally generating revenue being collected by the
university were used for salaries argumentation as such it made it difficult to
address most of the major challenges confronting the institution.