Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai, has received the Needs Assessment team with the hope to meet expectations.
This was made known by the Vice Chancellor, Professor Abu Kasim Adamu when the Implementation Monitoring Committee (IMC) from the Presidential Needs Assessment Intervention visited the University to monitor and assess the level of compliance by the Institution.
The Vice Chancellor affirmed that the importance of the Needs Assessment intervention cannot be over emphasized as the University had enjoyed several interventions in terms of physical infrastructure, training and other students support services.
Professor Kasim stated that the University is a state-owned; adding that the Institution has obtained approval from the National Universities Commission to begin four new undergraduate programmes and twenty four post- graduate programmes.
He appealed to the team to assist the University to acquire more additional facilities so as to accommodate the newly approved programmes by NUC.
According to him, the University had earlier received three NUC accreditation teams, stating that the major observations were on issues of spaces, classrooms, laboratories and offices.
The Vice Chancellor disclosed that students population had continued to increase, especially in social and applied sciences; stressing that the coming of the Needs Assessment team would help facilitate more high impact intervention projects to the University so as to enable her compliment the existing facilities.
Professor Adamu Kasim welcomed the team to the University, wishing them fruitful field work.
In his remarks, the leader of Implementation Monitoring Committee, Comrade Sani Suleman, explained that the team was directed by Federal Ministry of Education to monitor the level of execution of physical projects as well other level of compliance on procurement of furniture, equipment and training for twenty billion naira revitalization funds.
He added that the team was also to ensure that the implementation of the projects were in consistent with the approved guidelines for the intervention funds, as well as rebranding and inscribing all the equipment.
According to him, the University had gotten two interventions, which are 2013 and 2019, noting that the 2013 had a component of infrastructure as well as staff training, while 2019 has a component of equipment, furniture, installations and training of staff.
He further said the team would also collect the University’s areas of priority for 2021 fund releases, affirming that President Muhammad Buhari has approved another thirty billion naira for disbursement.