President Muhammadu Buhari has granted approval for the establishment of three new federal polytechnics and for them to commence academic activities.
The approval was made public in a statement on Tuesday in Abuja by the director of press and public relations of the Federal Ministry of Education, Ben Goong.
According to him, the three new polytechnics which are located in Umunnoechi in Abia State, Orogun in Delta State, and Kabo in Kano State are to commence academic activities in October 2022.
The statement added that with the development, the number of federal polytechnics in Nigeria is now 36 and all states of the federation now have one polytechnic each.
He pointed out that this is in line with the determination of President Muhammadu Buhari to make tertiary education more accessible.
“In line with his determination to make tertiary education more accessible, President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the establishment of three New Federal Polytechnics in the country.
“The Polytechnics are to be sited in Umunnoechi in Abia State, Orogun in Delta State and Kabo in Kano State.
“The new Institutions are to commence academic activities in October 2022. This brings to 36 the number of Federal Polytechnics in the country. All States of the Federation now have one Federal Polytechnic each,” the statement said.
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Meanwhile, the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, has said the federal government is working to see things done, as he is tired of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) always going on strike every time they disagree.
Ngige said this in a statement released on Monday in Abuja.
According to Ngige, the federal government in its last meeting with the union in February had an understanding which both ASUU and Munzali committee (a committee set up by ASUU) bolted out of, due to some areas of disagreement.
However, he added that he had continued to use his labour instruments to see how they can get things done as the Federal Ministry of Education doesn’t feel the strike.
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