A coalition of students of the Abubakar Tatari Ali Polytechnic (ATAP) in Bauchi State has backed the appointment of Dr Adamu Sa’idu as the new rector of the institution.
In a letter of commendation addressed to Governor Bala Mohammed, Coordinator of the Coalition, Mustapha Ibrahim Musa, described Sa’adu as “the best, most suitable” to drive the polytechnic to global standard
Musa while addressing journalists at the NUJ Secretariat, Bauchi, said the state government made the best choice of a rector capable of moving the school forward.
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According to him, the coalition which comprises of Students Union Government (SUG), National Union of Bauchi State Students (NUBASS) and departmental students associations, said “without mincing words, justice has been done in the appointment of this prudent personality”
He said ATAP is one of the polytechnics with highest accredited courses in the country including degrees, national diplomas, higher national diplomas and national certificate of education.
“New courses were introduced into the school that of course glorified it and made it competing with its counterparts in Nigeria,” the students said.
The students commended the rector for his move to stop absenteeism and unpunctuality of some lecturers by introducing performance based assessment of lecturers before promotion.
This, they opined would go a long way in ensuring effective service delivery in the school.