The Rector of Kwara State Polytechnic, Ilorin, Dr Abdul 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 difficult for the school.
Describing the issue as a major challenge for the Polytechnic, he said the state government and the management of the institution were doing their best to check further encroachment with a committee set up to address the burning issue.
“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 club is in the centre 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 government to intervene as 70 percent of the school’s expenditure goes for payment of salaries and wages despite grossly inadequate teaching staff in departments within the Institute of Technology, IOT, Institute of Applied Science, IAS, among others.
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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