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Senate Approves Establishment of 10 tertiary Institutions
.The Senate has adopted the report of its committee on Tertiary Institutions and TETFund and has passed the bill for the establishment of 10 tertiary institution; five polytechnics, two universities, two colleges of education and one institute of technology. The institutions are Federal Polytechnic, Kabo, Kano State; Federal Polytechnic, Daura, Katsina State; Federal Polytechnic, Ikom, Cross River State; Federal Polytechnic, Langtang, Plateau State and Federal Polytechnic, Kwale, Delta State.
Others are Federal University of Education, Aguleri, Anambra State; Federal University of Technology, Manchok, Kaduna State; Federal College of Education, Usugbenu Irrua, Edo State; Federal College of Education (Technical), Arochukwu, Abia State and National Institute of Construction Technology and Management, Uromi, Edo State.
In his remarks after the passage of the bills, the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu who presided over the session, said that assenting to them by President Muhammadu Buhari would go a long way in making education acquisition centres available for the teeming millions of school age Nigerians seeking for self discovery and knowledge.
According to him, the approval of the federal schools would further register the required federal presence in the affected communities with attendant positive multiplier effects ..