PLASU Adds Two New Projects to its infrastructure
Two new projects have been added to the list of infrastructure of the Plateau State University, Bokkos thus reducing it infrastructure deficit.
The new projects are the 600 capacity Lecture Theatre which is now the largest hall on the University campus described as an ECOWAS standard structure because of its design and quality finishing. The other project is the University Guest House located at No. 8 A Bachit Long Drive in Jos, the state capital.
Commissioning the Lecture Theatre which has provision for offices both within the basement and the main lecture theatre, Chairman of Governing Council of the University, Professor Attahiru Mohammad Jega said the completion of the projects which is long expected is a product of sustained collaboration and understanding between the Governing Council and the management of the University.
He commended Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) and other stakeholders for making funds available for the completion of the abandoned 600 capacity Lecture Theatre and the Plateau State Government for allocating and facilitating the rehabilitation of the Gust House.
Jega said he was “very pleased” with the management of the University for ensuring that a project that was to be terminated by TETFund was revived by the management of the University by rallying round the relevant stakeholders to ensure the completion of the project which is now ready for use.
Earlier, the Vice Chancellor, Professor Izam informed the Council Chairman that lecture theatre project would have been terminated because of the delay occasioned by financial and other problems but on assumption of office, he interacted with relevant key stakeholders and problems which stalled its completion were resolved to ensure the completion of the project.
While commissioning the Guest House in Jos, representative of the Council Chairman, Professor Garba Sharubutu commended the state Government for allocating the facility to the University saying that the rehabilitated facility would reduce the cost of lodging external examiners, accreditation panels and visitors to the University from being accommodated in hotels thus saving the university reasonable sums of money and help in projecting the University’s image.
IZAM PERFORMS GROUND BREAKING FOR SENATE BUILDING
The management of Plateau State University, Bokkos has handed over the site for the construction of the University Senate building to MJK Global Services Limited. The project which is valued at N925.4 million has a completion period of 54 weeks.
Vice Chancellor of the University, Professor Yohana Izam said upon completion, the flagship project will not only add to the number of physical infrastructure on the University Campus but will stand out as an imposing edifice which will provide the enabling environment for the formulation and execution of policies that would change the narrative for modern university administration as it would host the seat of the Vice Chancellor and other Principal officers of the University.
Speaking while handing over the site to the Contractor, the Vice Chancellor of the University, Professor Yohanna Daniel Izam said the Senate building project is a priority project of the University and charged the Contractors to adhere strictly to lay down standards and specifications in addition to delivering on schedule while promising to attend promptly to contract receipts.
Prof. Izam who said funding for the project is from the high impact intervention recently approved for the University used the occasion to commend the Federal Government NEEDs assessment and TETFund for responding promptly to the funding needs of the University and directed the Works and Planning department of the University to work closely with the Contractors and consultants in order to ensure timely and quality delivery.
In their separate remarks, the representatives of MJK Global Services Limited, Alhaji Rabiu Mustapha and Architect Tahir Usman of Ndagaba and Partners, who spoke on behalf of Construction and Consulting firms assured the management of the University of timely and standard job delivery saying their profile of quality project execution and delivery in other institutions particularly the University of Jos speaks for them promising not to compromise on standards already set by their companies.
Present during the ground breaking ceremony were the Ward Head of Ndar Williams Patrick, the Youth Leader, Joseph Gyes and Youth Activist, Mapak Danladi.