October 4, 2022

Insecurity: Provosts, Registrars Request Security for Principal Officers of Institutions

Provosts and Registrars of Colleges of Education have called on the federal government to provide security for principal officers of the institutions following the rising cases of kidnappings involving their colleagues across the country.

Chairman, Committee of Registrars of Colleges of Education in Nigeria, Alhaji Abdulkarim Bello made the call at the ongoing four day workshop on the review of the revised schemes and conditions of service for Colleges of Education in Akwanga, Nasarawa State.

Alhaji Abdulkarim Bello who is from Federal College of Education Technical, Bichi, Kano state expressed concern that most principal officers especially from the North West and North East could not attend the programme due to persistent insecurity in the zones.

The workshop which was organized by the National Commission for Colleges of Education, NCCE brought together provosts, Registrars, bursars and librarians of public colleges of Education from all the 36 states of the federation including Abuja to review the revised Schemes of work for staff and conditions of service for Colleges of Education in the country.

Addressing the gathering, Executive Secretary, National Commission for Colleges of Education ,NCCE, Professor Paulinus Okwelle said the review which was last carried out in 2015, was in line with the mandate of the commission.

Executive Secretary, National Commission for Colleges of Education ,NCCE, Professor Paulinus Okwelle

He disclosed that the exercise involved a careful assessment of schemes of all cadres of workers and conditions of service for all colleges of Education with a view to making recommendations to the federal government for approval,as part of efforts toward improving the standard of education in the country.

Chairman Committee of Federal Colleges Provosts , Dr. Amos Cirfat stated that the review of the revised schemes was an unprecedented approach to provide welfare for staff and eliminate all impediments to career progression of workers in the colleges.

He gave assurance that all provosts of colleges of Education in the country would ensure full implementation of the recommendations in their respective institutions if approved by the federal government.

Chairman Committee of Federal Colleges Provosts , Dr. Amos Cirfat

Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu represented by Deputy Director Colleges of Education Mrs Agnes Ali called on the participants in the workshop to be objective in their recommendations as according to him, the federal government would continue to support initiatives aimed at improving the quality of education in the country.

At the end of the four day workshop,the stakeholders are expected to produce two separate documents containing their recommendations on the reviewed schemes and conditions of service for Colleges of Education in the country to be presented to the federal government for approval.

A cross section of participants at the workshop