In Spirit of Uniben Aluta, Ramat Poly Students Force Borno Gov to Axe Rector, Others

*Borno Governor Umara Zulum listening to the students during the visit.
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In Spirit of Uniben Aluta, Ramat Poly Students Force Borno Gov to Suspend Rector, Others

Zulum Suspends Management of Ramat Poly for six months

Borno Governor, Professor Babagana Zulum on Tuesday suspended the entire management of Ramat Polytechnic for a period of six months.


The Governor, who was shocked to see the dilapidated status of the workshops and laboratories, declared that the “Polytechnic is dead”.

*Governor Zulum inspecting one of the workshops of the Polytechnic during his visit.

The Governor visited the Polytechnic in Maiduguri around 9:00am and found most of the laboratories out of use, with some covered by cobwebs and rodents roaming around due to neglect.


Zulum assessed all infrastructures and learning conditions, and thereafter, directed the State’s Commissioner of Higher Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, Dr. Babagana Mallumbe, to take over the affairs of the School immediately.


“As far as I am concerned, this Polytechnic is dead. Nothing is working. The workshops are not in existence, the mechanical workshop is not working, the agricultural workshop is not working, likewise the entrepreneurship centre. The School is facing myriads of problems, ranging from lack of funding and commitment.

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“As a former student of this Polytechnic, a former rector, I have moral stakes in this Polytechnic. Insha’Allah, I will not allow this
Polytechnic to rot during my era as Governor of Borno State.


“I will do everything possible within my reach to ensure functionality of this institution insha Allah.”  He declared after his tour.


“I have directed the Commissioner of Higher Education, Science, Technology and Innovation to take over the affairs for the next six months.


“The ministry is to ensure that all the Workshops and the laboratories are put back to use as soon as possible.


“The entrepreneurship centre should immediately be put back to use as well. When I was at the Polytechnic as rector, the entrepreneurship centre was producing nothing less than 10,000 to 20,000 school desks and chairs every month. We produced hospital beddings” Zulum said.


The Governor later held a closed door meeting with top management of the Polytechnic even as he directed the ministry of water resources to drill two deep aquifer boreholes and carry out a complete water channel network within the Polytechnic, which is coming after prior interventions he approved for Polytechnic in 2019, to reduce problems of water supply.

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Students to benefit from Scholarships Soon

Addressing thousands of students at the premises of the Polytechnic, Zulum gave assurance that payment of scholarships will commence soon.


He assured the students that “the verification excercise has just been completed. I want to assure you that as soon as the detailed report is forwarded to me, we will pay your scholarships immediately”

Visit to Federal Secretariat


The Governor was also at the Federal Secretariat, where enrollment excercise of Batch C N-Power volunteers is being conducted in Maiduguri.


On arrival, Governor Zulum addressed thousands of applicants gathered for the biometric enrollment that will enable them get monthly federal government stipends.


He assured them of state government’s support despite N-Power been federal government programme.


Zulum used the opportunity to coordinate the overcrowded environment in order to avoid any possibility for stampede as an immediate intervention, to ensure smooth conduct of the excercise.

*Borno Governor Umara Zulum listening to the students during the visit.
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