Senate Approves Six New Tertiary Institutions

The Nigerian Senate has passed six bills seeking to establish federal tertiary institutions in different parts of the country.

The proposed institutions include four polytechnics, one college of education and one university of technology.

The polytechnics will be located in Mpu, Enugu State; Kwale, Delta State, Kaltungo, Gombe State; and Adikpo in Benue State. The City University of Technology would be situated at Auchi in Edo State, while the College of Education is to be sited in Omuo-Ekiti in Ekiti State.

The bills were passed following a presentation by the Chairman of the Committee on Tertiary Institutions and TETFUND, Senator Barau Jibrin.

He said, “In fact, we have not attained 20 per cent of our requirements. So, these institutions need to be established.

“We are talking about getting our country developed and industrialised, the goals cannot be realised without having federal polytechnics and universities to train our youths to have the necessary manpower to drive the process.”

After the presentation of the reports, the senators dissolved into a Committee of the Whole and considered the bill clause by clause before they were read for the third time and passed.

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