“The University of Jos has never relented in its quest and will not do so under my tenure as Vice-Chancellor in maintaining the international standard of infrastructural development in the Institution”.
The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Jos, Professor Seddi Sebastian Maimako stated this during the handing over of two completed facilities to the University Management by their contractors.
Taking over the facilities at the Faculty of Engineering Phase 1, Professor Maimako expressed delight with the standard and quality of job done by the contractor, stressing that the Faculty of Engineering has critical requirements by the National Universities Commission (NUC) to enable the programmes in the Faculty remain operational.
He expressed satisfaction on the job done by the contractor, saying against all the critical requirements by NUC, his administration remains determined and had ensured that all mechanisms are put in place to meet up with the requirements.
Professor Maimako, while commending the efforts of stakeholders involved in the infrastructural development of the Institution, called on the security personnel to put all hands on deck in making sure the structures witness a long life span.
The beneficiary of the facility and Dean, Faculty of Engineering, Professor Stephen Mallo, appreciated management and the contractor for “uplifting the Faculty’s status”, adding that the presence of the new facility will curb a big challenge faced by the faculty.
Similarly, Professor Maimako while taking over the Students’ Lavatories/Toilets said, the facility’s presence will ease the stress of students who roam about in search of convenience and pleaded that proper care be given to the facility for it to serve its purpose.  He urged the students to maintain the toilets.
In their separate remarks, the contractors of the Faculty of Engineering, Messrs Triactive Builders represented by Architect Shehu Rufai and that of Students’ Lavatories/Toilet, H & M Nigeria Limited, all expressed gratitude to God for giving them the strength to execute the projects while extending appreciation to the University Management for the opportunity accorded them to display their skills and contribute to the development of the Institution.
Earlier in a brief remark, Director of Physical Facilities, Architect (Mrs.) Halima Auta said the Phase 1 of the Faculty of Engineering which comprises of four departments was awarded by the 2015/2016 TETFund Intervention on the 19th of January 2018 and was handed over to the contractor on 22nd of February 2018, while it was expected to be completed in April 2019, the project was however completed behind schedule due to some snags.
Architect Auta further explained that the Student’s Lavatories/Toilets was awarded in 2018 by the 2017 TETFund Zonal Intervention to construct and rehabilitate some toilets across the Institution.
Also speaking, the Student Union Government (SUG) represented by the Vice-President Catherine Fyaklek  and the Financial Secretary, Tatmang Emmanuel, all appreciated management for making the environment conducive for learning.
Report and photos by Shishang Bung
Edited by JM (4/5)

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