• Chair Promises Radical Transformations
  • Sum Pyem Wants Council To Carry Community Along

By Muhammad M Garba

The 14th Governing Council of the College of Education, Gindiri, has promised to turn around the fortunes of the College within the Shortest possible time.

Chairman of the Council, Hon Gregory Naanyong Dakyap, dropped the hint during an interactive session with Management, Deans, Directors and Union officials of the College,  as part of activities of the inaugural meeting of the Council recently.

The Council Chairman assured all that as a member of the College community, he will, along with other members of the Council, ensure that government gives them listening ears in order to achieve set goals of the College.

The interactive session featured remarks from the Committee of Deans and Directors, Chairmen of the three in-house Unions in the College who pledged unalloyed support to the Council, however, reeled out catalogue of problems and challenges faced by the College ranging from absence of fencing to lack of adequate staff and the need for more infrastructure as well as the urgent need to put in place a substantive management among other numerous problems.

Other Council members also solicited for the support of Unions and staff to enable them succeed in their assignment.

Earlier, the Council Chairman in company of other members and Management paid a courtesy visit to the Sumpyem and the Pyem traditional council where the Chairman solicited for the support of the Royal fathers on the need to move the College forward.

Responding, the Sumpyem congratulated the Chairman and Members of Council on their well deserved appointment by the Plateau state Governor, Mr Solomon Lalong.

The monarch assured the Council of their readiness to partner with the Council in moving the college forward. He stressed that the College should always reciprocate their gesture by carrying the chiefdom along in matters relating to employment, admission and other beneficial things.

The Chairman and members used the opportunity of the inaugural meeting to undertake an inspection visit of all college structures, facilities and on going projects. The inspection visit took the Council to the various schools of the college where the Deans of each school were at hand to receive them. The Deans, Ag Librarian,  Ag Director Medical Services used the opportunity to enumerate the challenges faced by the schools. The Council Chairman asked them to enumerate their challenges in writing and forward same for council deliberation during the next meeting.

Members of the Council are;

  1. Hon Gregory Naanyong Dakyap- Chairman
  2. Mr Gabriel Yiltoka- Member
  3. Comrade Muru Bitrus Song- Member
  4. Hon. Davou SB Gyel – Member
  5. Mr George McNara Dakur- Member
  6. Comr Jibrin Bancir- Member
  7. Mrs Christiana M. Barau – Member
  8. Mr Nuhu Tamba- Rep PS Finance
  9. Mr Solomon Mwadkon- Rep PS Establishment
  10. Mrs Mary Danboyi- Rep PS Higher Education
  11. Engr Fidelis Gabkwet- Rep PS Works
  12. Mr Michael Longshak Damtong- Staff Rep on council
  13. Mrs Asabe Nyam Doka- Rep ES NCCE
  14. Mr Emmanuel Daniel Jurte- Ag Provost
  15. Chief David Fabong – Ag Registrar/ Secretary

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