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Mrs. Joy Okuadigbo, Regional Director, Africa Highbury College which is partnering with the Cross River State government to manage the Institute of Management and Technology, IMT Ugep, has promised that the institute will partner with the Cross River State College of Education, Akamkpa on teacher training.
Mrs. Okuadigbo who disclosed this while addressing newsmen in Calabar recently said, the Commissioner of Education, Prof. Offiong E. Offiong has invited the National Board for Technical Education, NBTE to come and inspect the facilities already installed to ensure that they are up to standard, “which they have done and their report we await”, she said.
“Recently, myself, Prof. Evara Esu, the Executive Committee Chairman alongside others were there at the site of the institution to assess the level of work done and we were impressed because the contractors are working both day and night to meet our target”. Said the Regional Director
Continuing she said: “The decision to situate the institution in Yakurr is a good choice to me because from what I’ve seen so far Ugep was really in need of a tertiary institution of such magnitude”.
She went further to say that “One of the critical success factors of Highbury College which made it the best in technical and management education in the United Kingdom, UK is the quality of teachers which makes it pivotal to partner with the College of Education Akamkpa as the major teacher training institution in the state”.
She thanked the host community for their hospitality but advised them not to do anything rash that will derail the community’s good name and effort which attracted the institution. She encouraged them to be vigilant so that visitors alike will not do same.
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