The Alumni Association of the College of Education in Hong, Adamawa has called on the Governor of Adamawa State, Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri to upgrade College of education, Hong to the University Of Education.
This call was made over the weekend by the Association’s National President, Dr Samson Philemon during a press briefing in Yola, Adamawa state capital on Sunday.
Samson counselled Fintiri to use his international and national connections to attract individuals and corporate organisations into the College to help build on the foundation of the giant infrastructure laid by the Provost of the College, Prof Johnson Pongri.
He equally appealed to the Governor to assist the College by approving the construction of the only road leading from the college gate to the campus as the road is a no longer motorable.
Samson further called on Governor Fintiri to assist the College’s Alumni Association with a gift of an 18-Seater-Bus for the use of the Alumni Association as a way of celebrating his 53rd year birthday.
He went on to stress the need for the Provost of the College to put in place necessary steps that will help improve the enrolment of Students for the NCE Programme and at the same time increase the Internally Generated Revenues (IGR) for the State Government.
Speaking further, the association’s National President, officially and publicly announced the decision of the College’s Alumni Association to name the building donated to the College Management after the Governor.
He advised the Alumni Association members to brace up to do more for the growth and development of the institution.
He commended Governor Fintiri for coming up with the idea of the Knowledge Economy which centres on the development of the Educational System of the State.