SOSG Distributes 7,000 JAMB Forms in Sokoto.

SOSG Distributes 7,000 JAMB Forms in Sokoto.

Alhaji Aminu Abdullahi (Iyan Sokoto), the Commissioner for the Ministry of Higher Education, provided an update during the ministerial briefing for MDAs in Sokoto, detailing significant achievements in the higher education sector over the past year.

Commissioner Aminu highlighted the substantial advancements made by tertiary institutions in Sokoto, noting various improvements in infrastructure, academic programs, and student support services. These enhancements aim to foster a conducive learning environment and promote academic excellence.

The commissioner stated that Governor Ahmad Aliyu Sokoto, PhD, FCNA, has prioritized education as part of his 9-Point Agenda. Upon receiving his mandate, Commissioner Aminu conducted a familiarization tour of all institutions under the ministry, including private institutions. This thorough assessment resulted in a detailed report for the governor, outlining the current state and needs of these institutions.

One of the notable achievements is the procurement and distribution of Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) forms to deserving students. The state government purchased 7,000 JAMB forms at a cost of N90 million for Sokoto indigenes. This initiative, accompanied by specialized training programs, ensures that students are well-prepared for the entrance examinations, thereby increasing their chances of gaining admission into higher institutions.

The state government has also restored power supply to tertiary institutions upon Dr. Ahmad Aliyu Sokoto assuming office, settling outstanding payments to power providers in the state. This has significantly improved the learning and living conditions for students and staff. Additionally, the government has settled payments for sabbatical lecturers and visiting lecturers at tertiary institutions in the state, further enhancing the quality of education.

The ministry identified a critical gap in the immediate awarding of certificates to graduates, which hindered students from furthering their studies. This issue was swiftly addressed, ensuring that graduates receive their certificates promptly.

The ministerial briefing, jointly organized by the Ministry of Innovation and Digital Economy and the Ministry of Information and Orientation, aims to assess the performance of MDAs in the state, ensuring transparency and accountability in government operations.

Muhammad Abubakar