Governor Namadi formed committees to look into Jigawa’s higher education institutions.
Jigawa State Governor Mallam Umar Namadi has set up committees to investigate two government-owned higher institutions over alleged financial misconduct.
The institutions are Jigawa State Polytechnic Dutse and Jigawa State College of Education and Legal Studies Ringim.
The probe panel for Jigawa Polytechnic Dutse has Prof. Haruna Abdullahi Birniwa, a former Commissioner for Education, as Chairman and Nura Muhammad Ubayi, Director of Establishment and Head of Service, as Secretary.
The committee charged with investigating the College of Education and Legal Studies in Ringim has Prof. Dalha Waziri as chairman and Harisu Garba as secretary.
The terms of reference of the two committees include reviewing the academic programs of the institutions to ensure conformity to standard practices as well as ascertaining the veracity or otherwise of the various allegations of irregularities against the management of each institution.
GISTS VILLA learnt that the decision to investigate the institutions followed a petition over alleged mismanagement of Education Trust Fund, ETF, funds and other irregularities.
It was, however, gathered that the committees had commenced work with the suspension of the college provosts, registrars, and bursars.
The governor had earlier set up a committee to investigate the management of the College of Education in Gumel over a similar allegation.
The investigation committee had also suspended the principal officers of the college.