by crossriverwatch admin
Cross River State Governor, Senator Liyel Imoke yesterday performed the ground breaking for the construction of the new Institute of Technology and Management in Ugep, Yakurr Local Government.
The Institute, which is to be run by the Highbury College, Portsmouth, United Kingdom, will commence academic programs in October, the Governor disclosed.
The ground breaking ceremony flagged off construction of physical works at the site of the institute.
Imoke revealed that the institute will run a demand driven curriculum that will ensure that at least 90 percent of its graduates get employment the moment they live school.
According to him, government went to United Kingdom to solicit the assistance of those who have the experience to come down and start the institution, stating that the foreigners need their support and cooperation to ensure that it works.
He urged the people not to interfere with the administrative and employment policies of the school in its effort to be a first class institution.
“It is designed to meet the demands and needs of the market as well as generate unprecedented employment skills in Cross River,” he said.
The Governor promised to undertake a weekly supervision of ongoing construction work to ensure it is completed and commissioned in October.
Prof. Esu on his part explained that the institute is affiliated to Highbury College, London.
He said the institute will offer courses based on industry needs that will guarantee that its graduates will get jobs after graduation.
According to the one time Vice Chancellor of University of Calabar, Highbury College will manage and maintain the institute because of its reputation as the highest classified college in United Kingdom.
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