The Vice Chancellor of Plateau State University, Bokkos, Prof Matur Malau Bernard, has showered praises on Plateau State Government and Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund), for the numerous supports the university has received through sponsorships of staff trainings and infrastructures in the past years.

Matur, who was represented by the Deputy Vice Chancellor, Administration, Associate Prof Nengak Jurji Gomos, made this assertion during the taking over ceremony of the newly constructed Faculty of Agricultural Sciences building funded by TETFund, under the 2020/2021 Merged Annual Intervention described TETFund as an agency of the Federal Government that has contributed positively, not only in the development of Nigerian universities and it's workforce, but by extension, the Nigerian students.

The Vice Chancellor described the magnificent building as iconic and one of the best edifices occupying the PLASU space and thanked the contractors, Andex Press and Allied Nig. Ltd, and Rinbang Nig. Ltd, who built and furnished the faculty, respectively, for keeping to contract specifications and delivering in good time, and assured them that their names will be written in PLASU good book.

Matur used the occasion to announce that academic activities will soon start at the faculty, as the National Universities Commission has given the approval for the take off of programmes.

Earlier, the Consultant, Arc. Elisha Ballat, of APD Associates, pointed out that, construction of the one storey building which stated in March, 2022, has provisions for 27 offices, classrooms, laboratories, water supply and has a good road network.

In their speeches, the contractors thanked PLASU and the Consultant for their supports during the period of construction and said, they are always ready and available for more jobs.

Dean of the Faculty, Dr Hosea Finangwai, thanked God for the successful and timely completion of the faculty building and said, the faculty will engage in teaching and research activities as well as find solutions to major problems of agriculture in Plateau State and beyond.

The Director of Works and Physical Planning, Builder Sarah Tsemwan-wayo, applauded TETFund for providing funds for the project, she thanked the Consultant for his relentless efforts and the contractors for jobs, well-done.

John K.Agam
Public Relations Officer