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Why Buhari Wants To Address Underfunding Of Polytechnics

Posted: Mar 29, 2016 at 2:48 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

Mallam Adamu Adamu, Minister of Education, has said that President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration would address poor funding of polytechnic education to boost technical and vocational education in the country.
Adamu who spoke in Ado Ekiti at the weekend during the convocation of the Federal Polytechnic, Ado Ekiti, said President Buhari would do so through huge investment and research enhancement in the sector.
This, demonstrates Pesident Buhari’s determination to raise the face of polytechnics and make it the driver of the economy, the minister said.
Adamu said that with the dwindling fortunes of jobs in the formal sector that Nigerian graduates, particularly those from polytechnics and other technical schools need to imbibe the culture of acquiring skills that could make them employers of labour, rather than waiting for uncertainty.
Alhaji Isah Mustapha Agwai, Emir of Lafia, Nasarawa State; Mr. Remi Omotoso, a renowned industrialist and businessman; and Mr. Toyin Alabi, were conferred with the Fellow of Federal Polytechnic, Ado-Ekiti (FFPA) as a mark of recognition for their contributions to the development of the country.
The minister said the skills and entrepreneurial studies in all the institutions of higher learning would be enhanced to help Nigeria to overcome the challenges of joblessness after graduation.