Kwara Polytechnic Decry Encroachment On School Land ,Seeks Government Support
Written by Olarotimi Oshin on October 19, 2022
The Kwara state Polytechnic has decried the massive encroachment on its land thereby making the institution porous, describing it as one of the major challenges the Polytechnic is facing, especially in the area of security.
Addressing newsmen in Ilorin, the state capital, on the institution’s 28th Convocation ceremony, the Rector Engr. Dr. Abdul Jimoh Muhammed, appealed to the state government, Alumni Association of the Polytechnic as well as philanthropists to come to the aid of the Institution in constructing a perimeter fence round the Polytechnic campus towards enhancing security.
According to the Rector, the Polytechnic is currently occupying six percent of its land mass with 41 percent of the entire land mass encroached upon in such a way that it enveloped the six percent. Muhammed informed that the remaining 53 percent is not accessible because the Polytechnic will have to pass through the encroached portion before it can access the virgin land.
The Rector, who disclosed that this year’s Convocation Ceremony is for 2021/2022 National Diploma and Higher National Diploma graduands of the Polytechnic, said that despite the challenges, the Polytechnic has, through prudent management of the limited financial resources, been able to cope successfully by ensuring prompt payments of staff salaries and financing other recurrent expenditures.
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