The Nigerian government has on Thursday, bestowed operational licences to four new private polytechnics and 34 Innovation Enterprise Institutions and Vocational Enterprise Institutions.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports, the new polytechnics are Nacabs Polytechnic, Akwanga, Nasarawa State; Uyo City Polytechnic, Akwa Ibom State; the Polytechnic Igbo-Owu, Kwara State and Balmor Polytechnic, Ibadan, Oyo State.
The Minister of Education, Ibrahim Shekarau, during the presentation in Abuja revealed that “The Federal Government, in realisation of the need for appropriate manpower to the developmental needs of the country, opened the way for the private sector to participate in technological drive.”
“The main problem confronting the sector is that of articulation, placement and progression of graduates from these institutions. I assure that stakeholders will work hard to solve these problems.
“The Federal Ministry of Education and the National Board for Technical Education had subjected the institutions to full scrutiny before granting them approval.”
This is in line with the quest by the Federal Government to build skilled manpower for the country,” he said.
According to him, the onus is now on the institutions not to betray the confidence reposed in them. (NAN)