…As Staff Welfare Tops Provost’s Dev Plans

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the fortunes announced his strategic plan for the development of the school. of the Rivers State College of Arts and Science (RIVCAS), the new Acting Provost of the institution, Dr. Samuel Kalagbor, has streamlined his strategic plan.
In his maiden speech at a meeting with staff of the institution, on Thursday, Dr. Kalagbor stated that his administration will improve the academic status of the institution, while also enhancing the welfare and staff of students.
Another area that would be given attention, according to him is the accreditation of more courses by the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) and human capacity development.
Introduction of Information Communication Technology (ICT) in students registration, processing and release of examination results, as well as provision of internet facilities for effective and productive teaching, learning and research forms another focus.
“The importance of ICT in modern day teaching, learning and research activities cannot be over emphasised.
“Today, if you are in academics, you must be ICT compliant. The era of analogue lectures and administration is gone,” he said.
Dr. Kalagbor also stated that another aspect of his strategic plan is to provide conducive offices for lecturers, lecture halls, classrooms and hostel accommodation.
According to him, the strategic plan is aimed at achieving short term, medium term and long term goals and objectives, noting that the details of “the quality content situation will be unveiled at the appropriate time.
Commenting on the Acting Provost’s strategic plan, Chairman of Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Polytechnics (SSANIP), RIVCAS branch, Comrade Nyekwere Chinemezu acknowledged its feasibility, given the pedigree of the new provost.
He, however, noted that should there be any cause to remind the Provost of the plan, in case of any default, it will be done.
In a post-meeting exclusive interview,Comrade Chinemezu expressed satisfaction over the choice of Dr Kalagbor as Acting Provost, being what the institution popularly called Internally Generated Rector (IGR).