The newly appointed Vice-Chancellor of Plateau State University (PLASU) in Bokkos, Prof. Yohanna Izam, has unveiled his vision for the university, which he anchored on academic excellence.
Izam unveiled the vision at the Senate Chamber of the institution, while addressing the university Senate, the highest academic decision making organ for the institution.
According to the Vice-Chancellor, part of his vision includes training, staffing, provision of infrastructure, beautification and landscaping of the institution.
He said: “Other priority areas of my vision are the completion of the university strategic plan, security of staff, students and university’s property, relocation of principal officers of the university to the campus, adequate water supply and recirculation among others.
“I will encourage the emergence of clubs and societies and extra-curricular activities to enhance the discovery of talents among students as well as explore alternative non-government funding mechanisms by meaningfully engaging the private sector.
“We will get in touch with well-meaning and friends of the university to invest towards driving the institution’s infrastructural expansion initiative.”
According to him, as the Chief Advancement Officer of the university, he would aggressively seek after linkages and collaborations that would help turn the fortunes of the institution around and make it adequately competitive in every way possible.
He described the budding university as a “bundle of potentials” for the branding of the Plateau State and the entire country if properly exploited and managed.
Izam pointed out that every university mandate was manifested in the effectiveness of teaching, research and community service and as such developing a competitive plan of action for a systematic and dynamic result.
“This will no doubt bring about comprehensive, progressive and implementable institutional governance structure that will guarantee the achievement of this mandate,” he stated.
The vice-chancellor, however, urged the university Senate to join hands with the management towards achieving his vision for the university in the area of creation of a conducive atmosphere that would guarantee the attainment of the university’s mandate.