BY AUSTINE AJAYI, YOLA – The Vice Chancellor of the Modibbo Adamawa University (MAU), Yola, Professor Abdullahi Liman Tukur has said that the university is set for its new status as a conventional University.
The University which was recently converted from Technology based university to a conventional institution, Tukur said the committee set up to see the transition from a technology institution to a conventional one is working on the nomenclature of courses and duration as it applies to conventional University.
The Vice Chancellor explained that the law establishing the University did not preclude the institution from running conventional courses.
Prof Tukur said; “The committee headed by the Deputy Vice chancellor, Academic is working on successful transition based on the long and medium term plans.
“We are 100% ready to face the new conventional status as more management courses would be introduced soon while 28 percent of our students are housed in our hostel facilities”.
Commenting on the establishment of a Medical College, Tukur said resources are already on ground for the smooth take off with over five hectares of land earmarked for the complex, adding that already contractors will mobilise to site for the construction of administrative block, two lecture theatres and laboratories for the new college.
According to Tukur; “Long before now, the University applied for approval to run a College of Medicine and Applied Courses under the former vice chancellor Professor Abdullahi Ribadu’s administration but the needed policy backing the move was not completed then.
Tukur expressed gratitude to the TETFUND, saying MAU has accessed its 2018, 2019 and 2020 grants remarkably, adding that with the new development, the institution has written to TETFUND for more intervention in other areas of needs, saying that there is green light for a smooth ride to achieving it.
The Vice chancellor appealed to the public to exercise patience with the institution due to the changes which needs time for things to normalize, saying change means “turning everything around”.