FCTA to convert college of education, Zuba to university

The Secretary for FCT Education Secretariat, Malam Sani El-katuzu

By Moyosore Salami
The Federal Capital Territory Administration, Nigeria (FCTA) has revealed plans to convert the FCT College of Education, Zuba, to University of Education.
The Secretary for FCT Education Secretariat, Malam Sani El-katuzu, made this known recently at a news conference held at the FCT Education Resource Centre, in Abuja.
According to him, the secretariat would do everything humanly possible within the limit of resources available to ensure the actualisation of the establishment of the university.
He mentioned that the secretariat would soon ensure the commencement of academic activities and programmes at the new FCT University of Science and Technology (FUSTA) adding  that the FCTA administration will establish FCT Polytechnic and adopt technology as a strong tool in the delivery of education services to the residents of the territory.
El-katuzu pledged to prioritise teachers’ welfare, improve their working conditions, and ensure that the security of students, teachers and assets are further strengthened with introduction of relevant technologies, particularly for schools in vulnerable locations.
Also, he assured that the secretariat would “upgrade physical and educational facilities in all our schools and monitor closely monitor the activities of private schools with a view to ensuring compliance with existing regulations and standards.”
He explained that there was plan to use multimedia in the teaching and learning processes through its expanded training programmes, which lasted for five weeks with about 3500 evaluators, school heads, administrators and teachers across the six area councils, adding that the Department of Quality Assurance registered 147 schools in 2021, carried out issuance of ‘Batch 14’ Accreditation Certificate for 2020 and also carried out 2,993 resumption visits to both private and public schools.
El-katuzu, however, decried the lack of perimeter fence wall in some schools, encroachment on school lands by private developers, and difficulties in acquiring lands for establishing new schools.


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