Report reaching liveschoolnews desk has it that, The Federal Polytechnic, Auchi, has opened a second campus housing at least four schools to boost its carrying capacity.
The schools of business studies, general studies, gender studies and
its entrepreneurial village are housed on the new campus, named after
its rector, Dr Philipa Idogho.
Education minister Ruqayyatu Rufa’i, who formally opened the campus
said it was in line with attempts to promote technical and vocational
education and training (TVET) across the country, emphasising its
necessity for “our citizens develop the skills and competencies to enable them function effectively in society and help drive diverse sector of
She said TVET “must be comprehensively given attention in Nigeria
because it will help us to address a number of social, economic and political challenges that we face.
With an effective TVET sector, we
are assured of skilled manpower that matches the requirements of
industries; we are assured of jobs for our young people.’’
She said the ministry was developing a national framework for
vocational qualifications and occupational standards to tackle challenges of TVET growth in which polytechnics are pivotal.
She noted ongoing N15 billion upgrade of laboratories in all 51 state
and federal polytechnics through special intervention.
Idogho, said that on assumption in office in 2008, the extent of new campus was
limited to just 10 bungalows, 10 blocks of flats with boy’s quarters
abandoned, dilapidated and completely over grown with bushes since
1978, which have been renovated using internally generated revenue.
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