Benue Assembly urges COE Katsina-Ala to expedite action on award of degrees




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MAKURDI – The Benue State has called on the management of the College of Education in Katsina-Ala expedite action on the recommencement of its Bachelor of Education (B. Ed) programmes.

The legislative body made this call on Wednesday in Makurdi during plenary, after debating part of the report of its Committee on Education.

In a lead debate, the committee’ Chairman, Mr Olofu Ogwuche, informed the house that the National Council of Colleges of Education (NCCE) has permitted the college recommence its B. Ed programmes.

The college awarding B. Ed degrees in the late 1980 before advised stop.

Ogwuche said the committee, during its visit to the college, discovered that the college’ host community still demanding compensation after had collected its full compensation the .

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He also said the community was agitating for more opportunities in the college.

“Its members have kept on disturbing the college management for additional corporate responsibilities, after much had been done for them,’’ the legislator said.

He said was rather unfortunate that the college, since inception in 1976, was yet to be connected to the public supply and .

Ruling, the Deputy Speaker, Dr Stephen Onmeje, who presided over the session, the community to refrain a continuous agitation for compensation.

“Full compensation has been paid to the community a long time ago,’’ he said.

Onmeje also the state’s Ministry of Works and Transport to construct access roads in the college’s host community.

He further the state’s ministries of and Rural Development and Co-operatives to extend and electricity supply to the college in distant time.(NAN)

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