The Rector, Taraba State Polytechnic Suntai, Dr Ayuba Abarshi, has decried non releases of funds to the institution even as the school matriculated 2,409 students.
Abarshi appealed to the state government for release of more funds so as the institution can get accreditation for more courses.
Speaking at the matriculation ceremony of Certificate and Diploma students of the polytechnic, Abarshi said that the issue of accreditation had been captured in the 2022 fiscal year, but added that funds are yet to be released to the institution.
Abarshi, however, commended the state government for the sponsorship of interim accreditation of five academic programmes.
The rector also thanked the state for the regular payment of staff salaries, inauguration of the governing council and repairs of roofs blown off by wind storm.
He also thanked the state for replacement of staff who either passed on and captured the financial implications of accreditation of the polytechnic programmes in the 2022 budget.
The Rector, however, requested the government to renovate the students hostels in the Suntai campus as well as the provision of vehicles to members of the Governing Council.
He also solicited the repairs and handing over the hostels unoccupied in Suntai Campus and the allocation of the portion of land close to the stream behind the Jalingo campus to the polytechnic.
He encouraged members of the staff of the institution to work harder to groom students morally and academically.
He assured members of staff of enhanced welfare and better working environment to ensure high productivity.
The rector also urged them to impress the state government for giving the required attention to the polytechnic.
Mrs Lydia Ambituni who is the chairperson of the council, thanked the polytechnic management for enhanced productivity.
Ambituni gave an assurance that the administration under Gov Darius Ishaku will do all it could to make the polytechnic an enviable citadel of learning.
She urged newly matriculated students to operate inline with the code of discipline of the institution.
Elanza News reports that 2,409 students were matriculated from various courses and programmes as the ceremony was peaceful.