by Christiana Gokyo, Jos
JOS – The management of one of the newly-approved private universities in Nigeria, Karl Kumm University (KKU), Vom, in Plateau State, has expressed “deep appreciation” to the State Governor, Simon Bako Lalong, for his support to the realization of the dream of the university.
The Management Team, led by the Chairman, Board of Trustees and Executive Secretary Tetfund, Prof. Suleiman Elias Bogoro, was at the Government House Rayfield, Jos, along with the institution’s Chairman Governing Board, Prof. Ochapa Onazi, and COCIN President, Rev. Dr. Dachollom Datiri.
Prof. Bogoro said “The governor played many roles on the scene and behind the scene to ensure the dream of the university comes to fruition after many years.
“Governor Lalong, apart from granting the Certificate of Occupancy for the institution, also fulfilled the promise of his predecessor for the construction of the University Library by the Plateau State Government, which is almost completed,” Bogoro added.
“He also interfaced at various times with the Federal Ministry of Education, the National Universities Commission and the Presidency towards the approval for the school.”
Prof. Bogoro stressed that, “The approval of the university is a dream-come-true for the COCIN family, as it has many years of experience in providing quality education for Nigerians, who have gone to make a mark in different fields, both within and outside Nigeria.”
He assured that, he will also maintain such standards and raise leaders with character, knowledge and integrity.
Welcoming the delegation, Governor Lalong said that, “The establishment of Karl Kumm University is a great development for the State, as it deepens the rich educational history of the State, which has groomed many great minds that have made the nation proud.”
According to him, the State Government will continue to support KKU to take off and stabilize, “because it presents great opportunities for the growth and development of the State and Nigeria as a whole.”
The governor remarked that, “At the time when Nigeria is in need of character reformation and education that provides skills and innovation, KKU was well positioned to chart this course and raise leaders that will make Nigeria great.”
He also congratulated the COCIN President and the Church over the release of Rev. Polycarp Zongo, who spent about 7 months in the captivity of insurgents before his release.