The Coalition of South east Youth Leaders (COSEYL) an-umbrella body of all Youth Organizations in the Southeast has decried the state of decay and dilapidation in two federal academic institutions in the region.
COSEYL noted with sadness that the Federal School of Dental Technology and Therapy Enugu (FEDSDTTEN) and the National Institute of Nigerian Languages (NINCAN) both of which situate in Enugu and Aba had become an eyesore as a result of criminal neglect by successive administrations.
Goodluck Egwu Ibem, Kanice Igwe president general and secretary general of the group respectively in a joint statement noted that NINLAN, which was established in the 1990’s to among other things, assist the nation achieve a national hybrid language, the kind similar to Swatuli and other world populous languages had been abandoned and does not access TETFUND financial support as a result of the act establishing the Institute.
“Today in the said Institute, learning facilities and kits are insufficient and lean , poor fencing and demarcation today has led to encroachment of the facility by herdsmen” just as the walkways and parking lots in the institute are a sorrow thing so much for a federal Institute.
The group which equally bemoaned the deplorable condition of the Federal School of Dental Technology and Therapy Enugu (FEDSDTTEN) which it is the only such institution in the west African sub-region.
It therefore called on the federal government to do the needful and to resuscitate the academic jewel in the South East, stressing that the potential of moving the nation forward is bright with these two citadels of learning.
“Nigeria in a fast globalizing world stands the opportunity of benefitting and building cultural hybrid and of competing with other developed democracies in the area of nursing therapy and research should the school of Dental Therapy be repositioned.
Revenue and tax base will both grow as Nigeria could become the leading light in the said fields academic to tourist centre”
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