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Gov. Agbu Kefas with heads of tertiary institutions in the state.

Gov. Agbu Kefas with heads of tertiary institutions, others.

The Executive Governor, Dr. Agbu Kefas, assured heads of state tertiary institutions that funding concerns will be resolved. He pledged substantial funds from education sector loans to address financial needs and outstanding salaries. During a recent meeting in Jalingo, he emphasized his availability to attend to their requirements and approved immediate payments for outstanding state university salaries. The Governor linked transparency and accountability by directly tying loans to projects.

Recognizing education’s pivotal role in development, Governor Kefas connected education quality to curbing youth restiveness and inner city crimes. To address the funding challenge, he revealed plans to explore alternative revenue sources such as agriculture and solid minerals, augmenting Federal Government funds.

As schools prepare to reopen, Governor Kefas sought the support of tertiary heads to ensure the viability of the free education policy. Addressing energy shortages, he proposed exploring solar energy and other alternatives.

Heads of institutions pledged collaboration to advance affordable education. Attendees included the Vice Chancellor of Taraba State University, the Rector of the College of Education, Zing, and representatives from other institutions. The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Education was also present.