In a bid to increase its academic and professional relationships, the FCT College of Education (COE) Zuba has signed an MoU with the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria for the award of bachelor’s degree programs in seven departments and has obtained the requisite NUC approval.
This comes as the College has also established a mutual collaboration with the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission (ICPC) to fight corruption on the campuses, and has set up a students’ anti-corruption vanguard to fight education-related corruption practices.
The Provost of the College, Dr. Muhammad Gambo Hamza disclose this when he and other principal officers of the institution led the FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello on an inspection visit to the permanent site of the Institution in Zuba.
Earlier in his welcome address, Dr. Gambo Hamza acknowledged the Minister’s continued efforts at creating a conducive environment for the College’s well-being and existence.
According to him, the College has received priority attention from the FCTA in staff training and development, as 101 staff, comprising 54 PhDs and 75 academic and administrative staff, have been within and outside of the country.
Dr. Hamza however appealed for the Minister’s intervention in the speedy completion of ongoing projects, especially the completion of the schools of education, sciences, vocational and technical; as well as an access road.
The Provost disclosed that the College, which was established in 1997, has a current student enrolment of 7,224, a total graduate output of 22,296, and has full accreditation for its 29 academic programs.
Visibly impressed with the quality of the infrastructure and other facilities, the Minister commended Dr. Gambo Hamza for his untiring efforts in ensuring that the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND) provided a large percentage of the infrastructure at the institution.
Malam Bello also commended the management staff and students of the institution for maintaining a high educational standard, saying that the quality of the output of the FCT College of Education has been acknowledged nationwide and urged them to ensure it is sustained.
He equally commended them for maintaining a harmonious working relationship within the institution as well as peaceful co-existence with the host community of Zuba.
He also extended the appreciation of the FCT Administration to TETFUND and pledged the Administration’s continuous support for the growth and development of the institution.
Registrar of the College, Dr. (Mrs.) Grace Tyoden, in a vote of thanks, described the visit by the Minister who is also a visitor to the institution as “historic and a huge encouragement.”