Varsity Don speaks out about the lack of hostel accommodation at Wukari Federal University
By Sylvanus Viashima Jalingo
The Vice Chancellor of the Federal University of Wukari in Taraba State, Professor Jude Samani-Rebo, on Friday called for the intervention of donors and philanthropists in providing hostel accommodation on campus and in staff quarters to improve the learning and teaching process in the new institution.
The Vice Chancellor made the call to Wukari on Friday during a press conference to announce the institution’s 3rd Convocation Ceremony which is taking place on Saturday.
He identified the lack of adequate on-campus accommodation for staff and students as one of the Federal University’s main challenges.
Rebo observed that more than 90% of the institution’s population remained off campus, adding that such a situation caused very serious security issues for staff and students.
He calls on the sons and daughters of Taraba as well as people of good will to partner with the Institution on this aspect of development.
While commending the federal government for the ongoing construction of the Ibi Bridge over the river to connect Wukari with other parts of the country, Rebo stressed that once completed, it will increase the interest of applicants for admission as well as lectures and visiting scholars. want to study there.
Apart from providing infrastructure, he said it was a huge improvement in research by academics in the field of agriculture and animal production.
Currently, he said, the University is working on the model of improving the quality and quantity of beef and milk by crossing exotic animals with local breeds.
He explained that the long-term benefit would be disease-resistant breeds with better meat and milk yield.
He also commended the Higher Education Development Fund (Tedfund) for carrying out a large number of projects at the institution.