Plateau State University, Bokkos Gets Approval for 4 Additional Faculties

The Plateau State University, Bokkos (PLASU) has announced that the institution is expanding its academic strength with the introduction of 4 additional faculties and 28 new programmes to the 17 existing ones.
Vice Chancellor of the institution, Prof. Bernard Malau Matur who was in company of other top principal officials of the institution made this known at the Senate Building during his first media briefing with newsmen since his assumption of office as the new VC in March, 2023.

The new faculties which are Law, Agriculture, Environmental Sciences and Health Sciences will also run concurrently with the School of Post Graduate Studies which according to the Vice Chancellor, have been approved by the National Universities Commission, NUC.

Prof. Bernard also added that plans have been concluded for the takeoff of the school of Business Studies which will offer programmes at the Diploma, Postgraduate, Masters and Doctorate Degree levels which will not only provide the students with the theoretical aspects of the studies but will equip them with the practical aspects to be self reliant to the society.

The VC highlighted that as a way of improving the internally generated revenue IGR, and checkmating constant power outages, PLASU is working hand in hand with various organizations to boost the IGR and install a solar energy farm which will power the school bottle water factory which has reached an appreciable level of construction.

While fielding questions about the security of students of the institution especially in view of recent cases of herder attacks, the VC said the school has beefed up security in the campus by liaising with different security arms in the state to ensure the safety of lives of students in the campus. He however drew the attention of journalists to always report accurately as in the past, security breaches outside the campus were misreported as happening in the hostels.

Prof. Bernard also expressed gratitude to the TETfund for releasing over ₦1.2 billion as normal and zonal interventions which is being used for the construction of the female hostel and the ICT unit as PLASU navigates towards ICT-driven operations and paperless academic and administrative operations.

He appreciated the host community for being peaceful and hospitable and previous governments in the state for ensuring that the institution is thriving since its establishment during the Governor Joshua Dariye administration. He also appreciated the Governor Caleb Mutfwang administration for not dissolving the management of the institution but instead, throwing his weight behind the development of PLASU so as to make it a pinnacle of academic excellence.

Journalists were earlier given a tour of the various facilities under construction where some of the students were seen engaging in menial jobs with the other construction workers to earn a living which also doubles practical for their courses in the institution.

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