The Governor of Borno State Professor Babagana Umara Zulum has issued suspension of the management of Borno State Polytech and directed the Ministry of Higher Education took over for six month.
The Governor issued the directive when he paid visit to the school on Tuesday.
Governor Zulum describe the polytechnic as dead.
“The Polytechnic is dead. Nothing is working. The workshops are not in existence, the mechanical workshop is not working, the agricultural workshop is not working, likewise the entrepreneurship centre is not working. The School is facing myriads of problems, ranging from lack of funding and commitment.
“Sequel to my visit to the Ramat Polytechnic this morning, I have directed the Commissioner of Higher Education, Science, Technology and Innovation to take over the affairs for the next six months. The ministry is to ensure that all the Workshops and the laboratories are put back to use as soon as possible. The entrepreneurship centre should immediately be put back to use as well. When I was at the Polytechnic as rector, the entrepreneurship centre was producing nothing less than 10,000 to 20,000 school desks and chairs every month, including hospital beddings.
“I have also directed the Ministry of water resources to drill two deep aquifers borehole and carry out a complete water channel network within the polytechnic, which is coming after prior interventions I personally approved for the Polytechnic in 2019, to reduce problems of water supply.
“As a former student of the polytechnic, a former rector, I have moral stakes in this polytechnic. Insha’Allah, I will not allow this polytechnic to rot during my era as Governor of Borno State. I will do everything possible within my reach to ensure functionality of this institution Insha Allah.”