Education holds the key to our development – Provost COE Azare says
– FEBRUARY 19, 2023 2 MIN READ
The Provost Aminu Saleh College of Education (ASCOE) Azare, Prof. Asabe Sadiya Mohammed has urged the government and stakeholders to pay more attention to the sector of education, saying a knowledge based economy is the key to development.
Mohammmed made the call at the first memorial lecture in honour of Late Alhaji Aminu Saleh former SGF and one year anniversary in office of the provost of ASCOE Azare Professor Mohammmed on Saturday in Azare.
According to her, Education holds the key to our development. We must continue to give priority attention to the sector because it is the bedrock of any development,” he said.
Professor Mohammmed recalled the lifetime of the late Aminu Saleh Wamban Katagum who invested immensely in her education which she prayed to Allah to grant him Jannah.
In a remark, Emir of Katagum Alhaji Umar Faruk II lauded Professor Asabe Sadiya Mohammed, Provost Aminu Saleh College of Education (ASCOE) Azare for her innovation in academics and human capital development in her one year in office.
Umar Faruk said Professor Mohammmed’s leadership role in the area of innovation and entrepreneurship in her one -year administration was commendable.
In his remarks the Guest Speaker of the occasion Alhaji Auwabu Abdullahi described the life of Late Alhaji Aminu Saleh as an extraordinary human being, smart, intellectual, religious and his generosity has reached an exceptional level beyond human thinking.
He lives an exemplary life of serving humanity. He recalled his years during service and the sacrifice he made for the development of the Nation, State and Katagum LGA in general.
He further added his tremendous contribution in policy formulations had helped the development of the country.
On his part, the Registrar of the College Malam Gimba Babaji while giving overview of the Provost one year in office described Prof. Mohammmed as one of the well accomplished women in society in view of her track-records during her academic journey.
“Parts of her records in the college, Prof. Mohammed has facilitated the completion of the process for introduction of four additional postgraduate diploma courses under the college investment.
“She succeeded in ensuring 24hrs clinical services and free drugs to both staff and students, reconnecting the College with national grid after 2-years without electricity,” Babaji said.
According to the registrer, the Provost hosted the NUC accreditation of three Degree Programmes namely; B. A. Ed. Hausa, B. A. Ed. English and B. A. Ed Islamic Studies.
“Continued with the free admission and registration of Physically Challenged Students in the College as well engaged the services of the Flexisaf for the development of College Website, portal registration and other online Academic processes.
“Facilitated through individuals for sponsorship of Students enrolment into the College. Smooth take up of the New NCE benchmark Academic Standard,” the Registrar said.
He added that Prof Mohammmed had streamlining and make academic units to meet up with the new benchmark such as the School of General Studies, Directorate of ICT and the Directorate of Continuing Education.