Creation of a faculty of law in the Plateau following the vision of Lalong
ApprovalI for the establishment of a campus of the Nigeria Law School in Jos, capital of Plateau State, by the Senate was articulated on the pragmatic vision of Governor Simon Lalong.
Plateau State Commissioner for Lands, Surveys and Planning, Yakbubu Dati, said in a statement that the inclusion of the state among the six approved by the government is indicative of the seriousness and investment of the state government in education in almost seven years.
He said that Lalong, since the establishment of his government, had made education one of the cardinal pillars of his administration.
Dati said the creation of a Plateau law school campus would undoubtedly add spice to the growing academic environment in the state and further instill in young people the virtues of scholarship and good character. .
Additionally, he said it will boost job opportunities and tourism potential in the state.
He added that the Lalong administration was clear on its set goals for the betterment of the people of Plateau State using sound education as the foundation.
Dati explained that Lalong’s intervention in the education sector has not only been sustained but has also become one of the most impactful in Nigeria.
He pointed out that upon taking office, the Governor reopened Plateau State University, which was closed by his predecessor and today has managed to get 15 of its 16 courses fully accredited, while by graduating thousands of students over the years.
He said: “Appreciative of the role of education as the first step towards the acquisition of knowledge, Lalong has devoted enormous resources in the construction and renovation of thousands of primary school blocks and for the recruitment and teacher training.
“The administration’s flagship project – the Lalong Legacy Project – consists of 12 world-class primary and secondary schools spread across the three geopolitical zones of the state, all in advanced stages of completion.
“Creating opportunities for continuing education, the Governor has also facilitated the establishment of Federal Polytechnic, Nyak, Shendam and Federal University of Education, Pankshin in Plateau State. »
In addition, Dati explained that Lalong has encouraged private sector investment in education through several policies and programs, including the creation of a one-stop shop and the 50% exemption from land titles and documentation, within the Department of Lands and Plateau State Survey and others.