MAU commissions 5.2bn distance learning complex in Yola

As part of activities marking this year’s convocation ceremony, the management of Madibbo Adama University (MAU), Yola, Thursday, commissioned the centre for distance learning complex awarded at the cost of N5.2 billion in 2021.

Speaking at the commissioning, the vice chancellor, Prof. Abdullahi Liman Tukur, said the contract was initially awarded at the cost of N403, 938.87k and later reviewed to N526, 739, 429.40k as a result of long ASUU strike in 2022 that resulted in no cash flow into the system and subsequent escalation in prices of goods and services.

He added that the complex which is a fully furnished storey building of three floors is financed through the IDF of the CDL. He said the distance learning mode of education is anchored on the need for flexibility and innovative solutions to bridge the gap between ambition and opportunity and between dreams and reality.

He said the establishment of MAU distance learning centre in 2002 symbolises the university’s commitment to meeting the diverse educational needs of communities and embracing the digital age and empowering individuals to unlock their potentials through education.

Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri, represented by his deputy, Prof. Kaletapwa Farauta, congratulated the university for the achievement through prudent management of resources.