From: ZULAIHAT AHMAD UBA
Kano state government plans to introduce contemporary advanced courses at higher institutions in the state.
This initiative was in line with the aims to provide opportunities for graduates to became self reliance after their graduation.
Professor Auwalu Halliru Arzai, the Special Adviser to the Kano State Governor on Higher Education, disclosed this during a familiarization visit to the Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso College of Advanced and Remedial Studies (CARS) Tudun Wada .
“This visit is part of the government’s commitment to promote rapid development across all levels of education in the state,” He said.
In a statement signed by Aminu Bello Sani Professor Auwalu Halliru Arzai pointed out that education is a top priority for Governor Alhaji Abba Kabir Yusuf, as outlined in the government’s blueprint.
“Governor directed my office to visit all 12 higher institutions in the state to gather firsthand information about their challenges, achievements, and prospects, to intervene to foster meaningful development,” Prof. Arzai added.
Expressing concern about the state of Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso College of Advanced and Remedial Studies (CARS), Professor Arzai pledged to revitalize the college to achieve greater heights.
The special adviser announced that Kano State Government plans to follow the trend of advanced countries by introducing courses such as industrial physics, industrial mathematics, forensic science, metrology, and similar programs with aims to absorb a significant number of graduates and reduce unemployment rates in the state.
Speaking earlier, Dr. Yusuf Musa Kibiya, the provost of the college, commended the incumbent government of Alhaji Abba Kabir Yusuf for the ongoing construction of 800-capacity student hostel, currently at 55% completion.
The provost highlighted some of challenges facing the college that includes lack of office accommodation, operational vehicles, healthcare clinics, and the need for enhanced wall fencing.
Dr. Kibiya also urged parents to keep on sendiing their children to the college, as its IJMB course ranks among the best IJMB institutions in the country.
During the visit, the Special Adviser interacted with the college’s management, the Academic Staff Union, and the students.