President Muhammadu Buhari has given his approval for the construction of eight new polytechnics and six new colleges of education across the country.
Adamu Adamu, the Minister of Education, stated this during his speech commemorating World Teachers Day in Abuja on Tuesday.
Sonny Echono, Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Education, represented Adamu, who stated that the Federal Government aims to create a polytechnic in each of the federation’s states where none now exists.
The new polytechnics would be located in Kaltungo, Bauchi State: Daura, Katsina State; Monguno, Borno State; Shendam, Plateau State, Wannune, Benue State; Ugep. Cross River State; Ayede, Oyo State; Ohodo, Enugu State; and Orogun in Delta State.
“Government has also approved the establishment of six (6) new Federal Colleges of Education.
They are to be located in Iwo, Osun State: Ekhadolor, Edo State; Gidan Madi, Sokoto State; Odugbo, Benue State: Jama’are, Bauchi State and Isu, Ebonyi State,” he said.
The minister also said the Governing Councils of Tertiary institutions in the country were reconstituted and that a presidential visitation panel was sent to all federal tertiary institutions