The Finance and General Purposes Committee (F&GPC) of Plateau State University Bokkos under the Chairmanship of the Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of Council of the University, Monsignor Professor Francis Obiora Ike says quality assurance measures will be introduced for all future projects to be embarked upon by the University.
The Chairman who stated this when he led members of the Committee on a site inspection visit of all ongoing projects in the University said such measures have become necessary in order to ensure that the quality of projects is not compromised.
Professor Obiora urged contractors yet to complete projects in the University despite having been paid a substantial part of their contractual obligations to do so as their inability to complete such projects is impeding on the growth and development of the University.
He was particularly not happy with the progress of work on the Faculty of Environmental Sciences which was contracted since June 2019 with a completion period of 40weeks but is yet to be completed.
He then directed the site Engineer of the construction firm Nimfel to convey the committee's dissatisfaction with the progress of work to the contractor.
While at the site of the one storey building female hostel which contract was awarded in June this year by the Professor Matur Malau Bernard led management, the Chairman expressed happiness with the quality and pace of work.
In the same vain, Monsignor Professor Francis Obiora Ike was impressed with the quality of renovation work on the one storey building female hostel constructed under the NEEDS Assessment intervention of the Federal Government in 2016 which has been provided with solar powered water supply by the present management.
The Finance and General Purposes Committee also inspected the 15kva solar garden which is designed to provide power to the University library and to also power the borehole that provides water to the library and adjoining buildings.
In the cause of the Committees inspection of the University library, the Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of Council decried the poor reading culture amongst the students and urged the University to introduce measures that would change the tide.
Vice Chancellor of the University, Professor Matur Malau Bernard who conducted the committee round the various Project sites said he has had cause to visit the contractor handling the Faculty of Environmental Sciences, General Studies block and Academic Planning building to express dissatisfaction with the pace of work and urged the contractor to complete and hand over the projects to the University which is in dire need of such facilities.
John K. Agam
Public Relations Officer