The Kwara State Government has released the sum of N125,395,252.96 as May 2018 subvention to all state-owned tertiary institutions.
The State Commissioner for Tertiary Education, Abdullahi Alkinla, disclosed this in a statement released on Thursday in Ilorin.
Giving the breakdown, Alkinla said the College of Education, Oro received N33,706,598.99; College of Education, Ilorin got N53,173,085.77; while the College of Education (Technical), Lafiagi received N21,272,571.73.
Others are College of Arabic and Islamic Legal Studies, Ilorin, N11, 949,031.50; College of Nursing and Midwifery, Ilorin, N2,171,454.33; and the College of Nursing and Midwifery, Oke-Ode, N3,122,510.64.
Furthermore, Alkinla added that the State Governor, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed, has also approved the sum of N98 million for the accreditation exercise of the institutions, which he said will be released soon.
Meanwhile, the provosts of the Kwara State Colleges of Education Ilorin, Oro and Lafiagi have appealed to the Committee of Union of Tertiary Institutions to suspend its ongoing industrial strike.
In separate statements signed by the provosts on Thursday, they said their institutions did not join the industrial action and that academic activities are going on smoothly in the colleges.
They added that their institutions do not owe their staff any unpaid salaries as they also confirmed Governor Ahmed’s pledge to ensure prompt release of N98 million for accreditation exercise in their Colleges.
The provosts, therefore, commended the Governor for living up to his words regarding the salaries of workers and his efforts geared towards improving the standard of education in the State.