Provost Sa’adatu Rimi College of Education Kano, Dr Sule Musa, has said that academic and non-academic staffers of the college “have no cogent reason to go on strike as the state government has provided the facilities needed to make the college a vibrant citadel of learning.”
Speaking on a local radio station in Kano, the provost maintained that the college could boast of having the academic manpower that could compete with any College of Education in the country, saying that in terms of academic infrastructure, Sa’adau Rimi College of Education could effectively conduct degree programmes in various academic disciplines.
He said: “We, at Sa’adatu Rimi College of Education, we have no reason whatsoever to go on strike. We have an attractive salary scale which we have since started implementing. Our academic staff numerical strength is second to none in the country and they are highly qualified.”
According to the provost, anybody that visits Sa’adatu Rimi College of Education can attest to the fact that it wears a look of a full pledged bastion of academic activity.
“The teaching profession is almost hated to the point that many graduates and those who attained higher qualifications are running away from the profession to a more lucrative jobs being offered somewhere,” he said.
The provost, however, said the Kwankwaso administration had adequately funded the college to wax stronger, adding that it was a feat he achieved during his first tenure as the executive governor of the state in 1999.
“We have all the facilities on ground. The instructional materials are there, any of our lecture theatres can accommodate about 500 students. The accreditation panel that has visited the college has seen all these facilities on ground.”