KwaraPoly Rector decries encroachment on school property by land grabbers

Kwara State Polytechnic

KwaraPoly decries encroachment on school property by land

The Rector of Kwara State Polytechnic, Ilorin, Dr Jimoh Muhammed, has decried encroachment on the school by land grabbers.

Addressing newsmen on the 27th combined convocation ceremony of the institution in Ilorin on Tuesday, the rector lamented that the Polytechnic had been choked by land encroachers, making expansion for the school.

Describing the issue as a major for the Polytechnic, he said the state and the management of the institution were doing their best to check further encroachment with a set up to the burning issue.

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“It is very disgusting to report that most of the important facilities such as training farm have been taken over by land encroachers.

“Illegal private houses are far meters to classrooms, sports arena and other Polytechnic facilities, staff is in the of illegal private buildings, staff quarters are immediate neighbours to private building,” he added.

He also decried the problem of funding and appealed to the state to intervene as 70 percent of the school’s expenditure goes for payment of and wages despite grossly teaching staff in departments within the Institute of Technology, IOT, Institute of Applied Science, IAS, among others.

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The rector further disclosed that the institution is venturing into painting, bakery, blocks and table water .

He announced the establishment of Kwara Poly Radio Frequency with the licence already obtained from the National Broadcasting Commission and transmitter procured, describing it as one of the key requirements for HND accreditation.


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