By Fatai Ibrahim and Mary Adams
Intellectuals Without Boarders has hailed the visionary and transformative leadership of Prof. Abdulrashid Faruk Haruna as the Provost Federal College of Education Kontagora – Niger State since his assumption of office. A Nigerian Cleric Oyedepo said “When you know little more than others, you will lead them without stress.
In his 3 years of unique leadership as provost Federal College of Education, he has introduce lofty and revolutionary initiatives for the growth and accelerated development of the college to greater heights.
Dr. Mike Murdock one of the greatest thinkers once posited “All achievements have their beginning with an idea” Prof. Abdulrashid in his 3 years of focused and dynamic leadership, he as brought a new lease of life to the entire gamut of the institution with the completion of 12 seating capacity business education model office complex, with equipment and furnishing. As well as completion of lecture theatre each for school of secondary Education Sciences and Languages programms with furnishing.
Interestingly, procurement of various teaching and learning laboratories equipment are part of the focal point of Prof. Abdulrashid Faruk Haruna at Federal College of Education Kontagora. Be it as it may, furnishing of physics, chemistry and Fine/applied arts laboratories, including furnishing of class rooms in the school of Secondary Education and early child Education are some of the monumental strides of his administration. He score another first with the completion of 46 seater ICT complex with equipment and furnishing.
It may interest Nigerians and all those committed to nation building to note, other giant strides of Prof. Abdulrashid Faruk Haruna’s unique leadership at FCE Kontagora which includes the followings; Complete renovation of two (2) female hostels and five (5) male hostels, Geographical garden, Biological Garden, (650) capacity lecture theater and provision of 150 solar street lights, provision of CCTV Security Cameras, Provision of Boreholes and Perimeter fencing of the college, renovation of eleven college utilities vehicles and other too numerous to mention.
Prof. Abdulrashid Faruk Haruna is an herbinger of peace and tranquility, hence, deploying his arsenal in creating peaceful and stable academic calendar since his assumption of office 3 years ago.
In a related development, human capital development is one of the wonderful strides of Prof Abdulrashid Faruk Haruna visionary leadership with his sponsorship of staff for conferences and workshops in 2018/2019 and 2020 as well as hosting of National conference by the college in 2018,2019 and 2020 are feats achieved under his dynamic leadership. As well as successful conduct of academic activities in 2018,2019 and 2020 sessions.
Dr. Mike Murdock asserts, “whatever creates joy and energy within you, is an indication of what God wants you to pursue” Prof. Abdulrashid Faruk Haruna visionary leadership, making sure statements of results of students are release promptly, without delay or hindrance as well as construction (on going) and furnishing of 1000 capacity ICT and e-learning complex, construction of resource center for School of Secondary Education Art and Social Science program, a science complex consisting of 5 laboratories and 4 classes, procurement of additional desktop computers for the ICT centre to aid conducive learning environment are initiatives that are quiet commendable and legendary.
More so, the revolution taking place under the visionary leadership of Prof. Abdulrashid unique leadership at FCE Kontagora, will not be complete without various TETFUND intervention Projects for the common good of the entire institution (FCE) in this regards the on-going TETFUND projects at the verge of completion at the institution include the followings: Construction of 1000 capacity multi-purpose event centre, construction of Ultra-modern College library, construction of office complex for the school of Secondary Education Science programmes.
In conclusion, if in three (3) years Prof. Abdulrashid Faruk Haruna can put in place all these giant strides at Federal College of Education Kontagora. It means he has bring a new lease of life to smooth academic learning at the College, while urging him to continue to have solace in the immortal words of Abraham Lincoln former American president who said “Creative mind is always ahead of critical mind” your exemplary leadership is legendary, we say continue the good work.
FATAI IBRAHIM MARY ADAMS
President Publicity Secretary