MTHE Visits Staff and Students of MMCET

Posted By: Sahr Sewa ⇒  Posted Date: 6/17/2021


 

MTHE Visits Staff and Students of MMCET

The Ministry of Technical and Higher Education has held a meeting with Staff and students of Milton Margai College of Education and Technology (MMCET) at the Great Hall of their campus in Goderich.

The meeting was in a bid to discuss government's commitment to transforming the College into a technical university and to turn the sod for the construction of a multi-purpose building at the Goderich Campus.

In his welcome address, the Vice Principal of MMCET, Dr. Mohamed Ali Jalloh, thanked the Ministry of Technical and Higher Education for answering to their clarion call and listening to their challenges with the hope of getting them satisfactorily addressed. He attributed the remarkable successes they have recorded as an institution for the past three years to the progressive outputs of their Principal, Dr. Philip Kanu, with tremendous support from the Ministry of Technical and Higher Education.

MMCET's Chairman of Council, Dr. Victor Kabia, commended the Ministry for taking such a bold step in ensuring that the College becomes a technical university, assuring members of their readiness as an institution to make the country proud, particularly so with a Principal who is brave enough to initiate and face changes in the country's higher education sector. He admonished the Parliamentarians to consider their interests when transforming the University Bill of 2021 into an Act.

The Chairman of Parliamentary Oversight Committee on Technical and Higher Education, Hon. Festus Mohamed Lansana, noted the importance of the Legislative Arm of Government in transforming MMCET into a technical university, assuring members of their willingness to support the University Bill of 2021 and ensure it becomes an Act. He mentioned the College's strength in terms of infrastructure and staff capacity, which are quite critical in the transformation process.

According to the Chairman of the Legislative Committee in the House of Parliament, Hon. Abdul Marray Conteh, Parliament is pleased with the ongoing transformation at MMCET. He mentioned government's commitment to leaving a legacy that will stand the test of time, registering his passion, together with his Committee, to ensure that the dream of MMCET in becoming a university gets realized.

The Principal of MMCET, Dr. Philip Kanu, expressed his heartfelt delight over Prof. Alpha Wurie's response to their call, noting that the institution's initial transformation from a teacher college into a university in 2001 was during his time as Minister of Education. He therefore mentioned his confidence that the vision to transform it into a technical university will equally be realized during his time as Minister of Technical and Higher Education.

In his keynote address, the Minister of Technical and Higher Education, Prof. Alpha Tejan Wurie, assured members of government's vision to ensure that the first set of students are enrolled into the University in October, 2021. He commended the College for having placed itself well enough in terms of infrastructure, quality of academic staff and outputs of students. He further noted government's plan to have at least a university in every region of the country and a college per district. According to Prof. Wurie, the first thing that must happen is the legislative infrastructure, and he therefore commended the Parliamentarians for making a commitment to convert the University Bill of 2021 into an Act.

 

 

 

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