- FG has approved 20 additional private polytechnics, four colleges of health sciences and technology
- Also approved by the federal government are 32 Innovation Enterprise Institutions (IEIs) to offer diploma and certificate course
- The minister of education said on no account must the newly established institutions run study centres or satellite campuses
The federal government on Monday, April 29, approved 20 additional private polytechnics, four colleges of health sciences and technology as well as 32 Innovation Enterprise Institutions (IEIs) to offer diploma and certificate course.
The minister of education, Adamu Adamu, while presenting the operational licenses to the beneficiary institutions said the state of technical and vocational education in Nigeria required very urgent and decisive action to reposition it for Nigeria’s technological take off.
Adamu also called on private operators to strive toward establishing a progress oriented and globally competitive institutions.
The minister who was represented by permanent secretary of the minsitry of education, Sunny Echono, said to date government has approved 56 private polytechnics, 152 IEIs and 84 Vocational Enterprise Institutions (VEIs) spread across the country.
“I will today present certificates to 20 private polytechnics, 4 colleges of health sciences and technology as well as 32 IEIs," Echono said.
Echono said on no account must the newly established institutions run ‘study centres or satellite campuses.
He warned that qualifications obtained from such centres would not be recognized for further studies, employment and national youth service.
Some of the new institutions include: Hikima Polytechnic, Karu, Nasarawa State, Best Solution Polytechnic, Akure, Ondo State, Ajayi Polytechnic, Ikere and Aminu Dabo College of Health Technology, Kano.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the FG on Thursday, April 26, commissioned the first Abuja School of Pensions and Retirement Planning (ASPRP) to provide tertiary education for acquisition of vital skills and capacity in pension administration and management.
The school, a private sector driven monotechnic, is approved by the Ministry of Education, having met the requirements of the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE).
Muhammad Bello, minister of Federal Capital Territory, said the establishment of the school was a proof of FCT administration’s commitment to encourage innovation, enterprise and ingenuity, especially in the education sector.
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