The Zamfara State government announced that the state College of Agriculture and Animal Sciences in Bakura has been approved for conversion to a College of Agriculture and Technology, and that renovation plans have been finalized.
This was revealed by Yau Haruna Gamji, the State Commissioner for Agriculture, after defending the ministry’s 2024 fiscal year budget before the House of Assembly’s standing committee on appropriation.
Bashir Abashiya, the ministry’s information and public relations officer, issued the statement.
“The Commissioner said the upgrading of the college was to consolidate on the aspiration of the former late Sardauna of Sokoto, Sir Ahmadu Bello who established the institution to provide middle manpower for agricultural extension services in the region” , the release went on to say.
“The Commissioner disclosed that the upgrading will also qualify the College to benefit from the Tetfund and other donors interventions by improving infrastructure and capacity building for the staff of the institution”
Ya u Haruna also stated that “the State Government has approved the re-accreditation of existing courses as well as the accreditation of technical disciplines that the institution intends to introduce as a prerequisite for the college’s transition from Monotechnic to Polytechnic, as required by the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE).”