By Friday Idachaba, Lokoja
National Commission for Colleges of Education (NCCE) has granted full accreditation of all courses being run by Kogi State Colleges of Education in Ankpa and Kabba.
The NCCE said the Institutions, Kogi State College of Education, Ankpa and Kogi State College of Education (Technical), Kabba had met the requirements to undertake all their courses and programmes including the recently approved 29 and 14 additional courses.
Provosts of the two Institutions, Dr Mohammed Kabiru Ibrahim and Dr Victoria Olusola Jagboro for Ankpa and Kabba respectively, along with their top management teams disclosed this during a visit to the state Commissioner for Education, Mr. Wemi Jones.
The visit, according to the Provosts, was to enable them formally present the accreditation certificates to the state government through the Commissioner.
Receiving the teams, Mr. Wemi Jones, the state Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, said that the accreditation had distinguished and placed them above the mushroom and illegal schools in the state.
Jones noted that courses in all the state tertiary institutions had been fully accredited adding that they were better furnished to render superior services as he advised students who attend substandard schools to stop wasting their time and money.
The Commissioner reiterated the commitment of the State Government to Education saying it would continue to prioritise the sector for the benefit of the people, stressing that Kogi was still leading in education funding among its peers.
Jones however revealed that the government was working hard to address the proliferation of substandard colleges of education in the state, especially in Ankpa Council Area.
The Commissioner congratulated the Provosts of the two colleges and their teams for being parts of the success story and for making the state proud, describing them as resilient, competent and high achievers.
Jones reminded them that the victory was a call to more service and urged them to enrol more students into the Institutions for greater achievements.
In their separate remarks, the Provosts said they came to share the good news with the Commissioner who stood solidly by them while the accreditation journey lasted and to formally present the results to him.