By Christiana Gokyo, Jos
Vice Chancellor of Plateau State University, Professor Yohanna Izam, has described his achievements for the past eight months in the institution as “impressive.”
Professor Izam was speaking with the Conscience Triumph in an interview in Jos, saying, 10 out of the 15 programs that were submitted for accreditation have been accredited, while the remaining 5 were visited.
He explained that the enterprise of university education revolves around the health of the individual. “When the programmes are not healthy, not satisfied and not up to standard, then you don’t have a university, because even the admission of students can be stopped.”
According to him, for that reason they have to keep updating themselves on the quality of their staff, infrastructure, laboratory spaces, classrooms and learning environment.
Prof Izam was emphatic that, “There is the need to complete the e-library to enable lecturers and students have access to academic research materials.”
The VC also prayed that the federal government and ASUU will reach some level of understanding so that the academic session will not be severely altered.
He assured that, by next year, they will start postgraduate studies for the old programs.