The New Direction Administration landmark achievements include but are not limited to, the establishment of Confluence University of Science and Technology (CUSTECH), Osara, in 2020; the Remodelling of College of Nursing and Midwifery Obangede; and the Construction of lecture theatres at College of Education and Technical, Kabba. Making the security of schools a priority, the Governor Yahaya Bello-led Administration oversaw projects that were aimed at making schools safer and more secure through the installation of over 10 CCTV cameras and over 20 Giant halogen lights in strategic of the College of Health Science and Technology, Idah campus; Construction of security houses/units at Kogi State Polytechnic, Lokoja and Confluence University of Science and Technology, (CUSTECH), Osara; among others. Education reform implies a continual effort to modify and improve the institutions.
This is achieved through continual revaluation of the quality of the educators and teaching environment. Training and re-training workshops and seminars were conducted for Heads of Institutions, Educational Administrators and Quality Assurance department of the Ministry. Diverse capacity building training workshops were held for various categories in 2018, training School managers of both public and private schools on effective school management, quality assurance and curriculumin February 2019, among others.
The Nigeria Korea Friendship Institute (NKFI), Lokoja, was accredited by NBTE as a Vocational Enterprise Institution in 2019. There also was construction of Technology Incubation Centre to increase the quality of Science, Technical and Vocational Education and the reclassification of 17 schools as Government Science Technical Colleges (GSTC) and startup vocational skills Centers in 17 LGAs.
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