Assessing Bogoro’s Initiatives In North Central Higher Institutions

July 29, 2020
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The Tertiary Education Trust Fund
(TETfund) under the visionary
leadership of Professor Suleiman Elias
Bogoro is leaving enduring and
indelible footprints in the sands of
time in Nigerian tertiary institutions
with the construction and provision of
basic infrastructural and educational
facilities thus facilitating conducive
learning environment for students
and lecturers.

Professor Bogoro has brought
his expertise and immeasurable
experience to bear through the
ways he has engineered gigantic
and developmental strides in
higher institutions of learning in
North Central states and Nigeria
at large. At the Federal University,
Lafia in Nasarawa State, it is a
very interesting scenario, with the
construction and furnishing of Centre
for Entrepreneurial Development
(CED), construction and furnishing
of Faculty of Agriculture, the
supply, installation, testing and
commissioning of equipment for
Multidisciplinary Research Laboratory,
as well as the supply of furniture for
Faculty of Science, Arts Building and
the supply, installation, testing and
commissioning of Smart boards pro
series 75 and the rehabilitation of
the Information and Communication
Technology (ICT) building.
More so, the Federal University Lafia
has also witnessed other giant
strides with the construction and
furnishing of Multipurpose Hall with
Directorate of Management
Information System, reticulation
project for Multi-disciplinary Research
and Multipurpose office and lecture
Complex, supply and installation,
testing and commissioning of soap
equipment with all accessories (soap
mixer).
At the College of Education Akwanga,
TETfund has seen to the
construction of Home Economics
Laboratory and the School of
Undergraduate Studies. Interestingly,
at Federal Polytechnic Nasarawa,
the construction of School of
Environmental Studies, the supply,
installation and testing of equipment
for School of Environmental/
Entrepreneurship Centre are quite
legendary and commendable.
At Benue State Polytechnic Ugbokolo
under Professor Bogoro’s TETfund, the
school has witnessed the design and
fabrication of Oil Palm and Palm Kernel
Oil Processing Mill, the fabrication of
a Solar-Powered Cashew-nuts, seedextracting machine for small-scale
farmers and the design and fabrication
of the Plantain Processing Mill.
In the same vein, TETfund under
the vibrant and unique leadership
of Professor Suleiman Elias Bogoro
also scored another first with the
supply, installation, testing and
commissioning of 150 number solar
street lights, (all in one) 80 watts
complete with Solar Charger Controller
battery at Kogi State University (KSU),
Ayingba. There was also the supply of
a brand new Toyota Hilux 4-wheel
drive double cabin (AC5 Speed manual
transmission, power steering, front
and rear seat head with tropicalized
complete engine).
At Federal Polytechnic, Idah, the
School of Administration and General
Studies complex and the School of
Engineering Lecture Hall were
rehabilitated by TETfund. Kogi
State Polytechnic also benefited from
TETfund’s intervention with the
construction and furnishing of
300-capacity seated Examination
Hall, construction and furnishing of
one-storey academic staff office, the
construction of 200-seats capacity
twin lecture theatre, construction and
furnishing of laboratory and workshop
building for School of Applied Sciences.
The College of Education Ankpa also
benefited from TETfund’s ‘largesse’
through the supply, installation,
testing and commissioning of 150
Leno Desktop Computer Set Intel core,
while the Kogi State
College of Education (Technical)
Kabba also wore a new look through
the construction and furnishing of
350-Capacity lecture theatre with four
offices, construction and furnishing of
a library block comprising two offices,
Computer Based Test Hall, e-library,
construction and furnishing of two
blocks of staff rooms.
Kwara State College of Education
Oro also experienced TETfund’s giant
strides through the construction and
furnishing of 250-capacity Computerbased Test Centre. Also, the Federal University of Technology Minna
(FUT-Minna) benefited from the
supply and installation, testing and
commissioning of 90 solar street lights
and 80 watt integrated system.
Niger State Polytechnic Zungeru
was also not left out as TETfund
constructed and furnished a one-storey
building for both the Departments
of Physical Science and Computer
Science. W

of mentioning too is the construction and furnishing of 1Nr (2 floor) one-storey building for library complex at Caps Bida Campus and also the procurement, installation of office furniture for Building Technology and Quantity Surveying Department Buildings, as well as the procurement, installation, testing and commissioning of e-library.

At the Federal Polytechnic Bida,
there is the construction of lecture
Hall comprising two new offices.
The Federal College of Education
Kontagora also wore new look through
the procurement and furnishing of
library complex,\ construction of
a 2-storey (Ground and 1st floor)
Multipurpose Hall.

At the Plateau State Polytechnic,
Barkin Ladi, TETfund procured,
installed, tested and commissioned
equipment for the Departments
of Building Technology, Estate
Management, and Quantity Surveying
for pumping workshop. There is also
the construction of 1 Nr Building for
Food Science Laboratory, construction
of 1Nr 3 storey building for practical
laboratory.

The College of Education, Gindiri,
Plateau State, is not left out with
the construction of a storey building
ICT Complex with ICT Room and
procurement of Biology, Chemistry,
Physics and Mathematics equipment.
Also, at the University of Jos,
through TETfund’s sustained efforts,
there was commissioning of 2013
ICT Centre and the Special annual
intervention projects between 6th
and 8th December 2019 as well as
the commissioning of TETfund 2014
normal intervention projects at the
Federal University, Lokoja.

At the Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida
(IBB) University, Lapai, Niger State,
there was the construction of first
Phase of Medical College (Merged)
Tetfund Normal intervention, the
construction and Furnishing of a 1000
Capacity E- learning Centre ( Merged)
Tetfund Normal intervention. At the
IBB University, the Year 2016 Tetfund
intervention was deployed for the
following projects: procurement of
scientific equipment for Centre of
Applied and Technology Research;
procurement of equipment for ICT
Centre and Classrooms; installations
of Solar Power System for 150 seats
capacity Needs Assessment Lecture
Theatre; procurement of high quality
digital ultra sound scanning machine
and power inverters for the University
Clinic and the installation of laboratory
work benches for the new Faculty of
Agriculture .
-Ibrahim writes from Abuja

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