Grazing Reserve Policy: Plateau Considers Ranching Option

Grazing_routesThe Plateau State Government has indicated its readiness to dialogue with its people on the proposed introduction of the ranch policy to the state.

The aim of the proposed development is to modernise the animal husbandry industry and provide employment to the youths.

As controversy on the grazing reserve policy and establishing ranches in plateau state rages on, another set of youths under the aegis of Plateau peace vanguard took to the streets expressing their support for the ranching policy in the state.
Director General of Plateau State Peace Building Agency, Joseph Lengmang accepted the protesters at the State Government House and assured them that their message would be delivered to the government.

Addressing some group of youths in solidarity with the ranching policy in the state, Director General of Research, Strategic Planning and Documentation, Professor John Wade explained that the policy will benefit the state and the people, considering the economic benefit particularly as government looks inward for self-sufficiency.

As the controversy rages on the issue of grazing reserve and ranching in the state, the government of the state needs to enlighten its people on the benefits as well as maintaining peace and order in the state

Governor Lalong Appoints Five Aides In Plateau

PlateauPlateau State Governor, Simon Lalong, has approved the appointments of five aides into various positions of the State Government, to set the machinery of the government in motion.

In a statement signed by the Permanent Secretary in charge of Policy and General Services to the Plateau State Government, Izam Azi, the Governor appointed Rufus Bature as the Secretary to the State Government and John Dafa’an as the Chief of Staff.

He also chose the former Vice Chancellor of Plateau State University, Professor John Wade, as the Director General Research; Cyril Tsenyil, as the Accountant General of the state and Emmanuel Nanle was appointed as the Director of Press Affairs.

The Governor said that the appointments, which were with immediate effect, are in line with what effective governance required.


400L Plateau State University Students Protest Non Accreditation Of Courses

Plataeu State UniStudents of Plateau State University have staged a protest to express their concern over non-accreditation of courses at the University since its inception about eight years ago.

The protesting students who carried placards round the university prevented their colleagues in 100 to 300 levels from sitting for their examinations as part of their protest. They also prevented the acting Vice Chancellor from entering the school.

The administration of former governor of Plateau state, Joshua Dariye had established the state university about nine years ago with the mind of providing quality education as well as complimenting the University of Jos in admission of students from its catchment areas.

High hopes heralded the birth of the ivory tower which took off from its permanent site and offered courses in arts, environmental sciences, management sciences, natural and applied sciences as well as social sciences.

However, eight years after its establishment, non of the courses are yet to be accredited by relevant authority.

Professor John Wade was appointed the pioneer Vice Chancellor in 2005 and the school further produced three other Vice Chancellors within nine years. However, none of the students who have passed through the institution have graduated.

A situation that has been berated the academic staff forum led by its chairman, Gilbert Yalmi.

In a bid to placate the students, acting Vice Chancellor, Professor Stephen Malo assured them that the process of accreditation is being vigorously pursued by the institution.

It is still unclear what the fate of the 400 level students of the Plateau State University that will be writing their final examination will be when their courses are yet to be accredited by the relevant authority.