No fewer than 50 illegal Polytechnics and monotechnics operating without government’s approval across the country has been shuts down by the Executive Secretary, National Board for Technical Education.
Executive Secretary of National Board for Technical Education, Dr. Mas’udu Kazaure, made this know to news men on monday.
The Executive secretary of the board, who stated this in Kaduna at a meeting between the Board and the national leadership of the Nigerian Union of Journalists said the institutions affected were operating in contravention of the Basic Minimum Academic Standards as prescribed by law and have been running ND and HND programmes in several satellite campuses across the country.
He said most of the polytechnics and monotechnics don’t pocess the necessary facilities to operate satellite campuses spread across the country.
According to him, the affected institutions which he failed to mention, were established to defraud unsepecting members of the public.
The polytechnics, he said, were mostly in the North-Central part of the country, particularly in Benue State.
While warning unsuspecting public against enrolling in these polytechnics and monotechnics, the NBTE boss vowed to further shut other polytechnics and monotechnics that had no required facilities for operation.
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