Committee on Technical and Higher Education in Parliament pays visit to Milton Margai College
The Parliamentary Oversight Committee on Technical and Higher Education on Monday 13th August 2018 paid a visit to the three campuses of Milton Margai College of Education and Technology on an information sharing process on their preparedness towards the objectives of the government in actualizing the dreams fine and quality education for the country. (Photo: Committee Members at Godrich Campus)
The Chairman of the Committee Hon. Alimamy Osman Kamara of Const.078 in his opening statement said, the visit was geared towards familiarizing with the institutions under their supervision as Parliament and to know their successes, challenges and find a way forward to addressed them in order to improve the education sector in the country .He further states that the objectives of the visit is to ascertained the dream of President Bio’s policy in improving the standard of the educational sector.
The Acting vice Principal of the college Mr. Abdul Maxin Konjor in formed the Committee about the structure of the institution and challenges faced and promised to continue to promote the agenda of the president in making education become paramount in the country .He pleaded with Committee to see the need for the College to achieve a University status .
The Principal Mr. Phillip John Kanu highlighted the successes of the institution saying that the college now has a full distance educational program. He said they are ready to support the education policy with the support of the committee. As a challenge he said, “The issue of land grabbing is very serious and as a result of that the residencies of lecturers have become a problem”. He asked the committee to help as most lecturers are in need of quarters. He further asked for the increment of subvention and salaries to match the academic status of lectures. He closed by laying emphasizes on the need to promote the institution to a university status as they are ready for the change.
The visit was climax with a tour to Congo cross campus, Brookfield campus whilst Mr. Oliver Volima who is a lecture at Congo Cross campus with the Department of Mechanical Engineering briefed the Committee on the support so far from the Chinese and Egypt Embassy in free town respectively towards the Institution.
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