Director-General of the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NIMET), Prof. Sani Mashi, has said the Meteorological Institute of Technology, Katsina, is ready for accreditation by the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) to run National Diploma and Higher National Diploma courses in meteorology.
The Director-General, who disclosed this in Abuja, said “necessary infrastructures have been provided and the institute is now ready for accreditation.”
He said about N280 million was spent to provide meteorological installations, laboratory equipment, library, students’ clinic, cafeteria, and others so as to meet the requirements of the NBTE.
Mashi, who is also Nigeria’s Permanent Representative with the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO), disclosed that the temporary site being used by the Meteorological Institute was donated by the Katsina.
He said since it was only used for just four years before it was donated to the Federal Government, there was no need for any major renovation to be carried out.
He added: “However since the temporary site was not constructed by the Katsina State government to serve as Meteorological Institute, appropriate infrastructures like meteorological installations, laboratory equipment, library, students’ clinic, cafeteria, and others had to be provided to aid the Meteorological Institute’s quest for accreditation by the National Board for Technical Education.”
“About N280 million has been expended to provide this necessary infrastructure and the institute is now ready for accreditation.”
While commenting on the ongoing construction of MET City Housing Estate by NIMET Staff Cooperative Society, the Director-General, who commended the Federal Capital Territory administration for allocating the land to the Cooperative Society, urged the leadership of the cooperative society to ensure that quality job is done.