Senate approves upgrade of Federal Polytechnic, Ilaro to university

The Senate on Tuesday approved the upgrade of Federal Polytechnic, Ilaro, Ogun State to a university of technology.

The Senate resolution was sequel to the submission of the report by the Senate Committee on Tertiary Institutions and TETFUND, led by Senator representing Katsina North, Ahmad Babba-Kaita.

A Bill for an Act to Provide for the Establishment of Federal University of Technology, Ilaro and for Other Matters Connected Therewith” was sponsored by Senator representing Lagos West, Solomon Olamilekan Adeola.

Presenting the Committee report, Senator Sadiq Umar Sulaiman who stood in for Senator Kaita justified the upgrade of the federal polytechnic to university status, as he noted that “there is need to expand opportunities for advance education in technology.”

He further noted that the upgrade of the Federal Polytechnic, Ilaro to a university of technology will be of tremendous benefits for host communities, provide employment as well as educational development to quickly increase avenue for degree awards in technological fields for teeming Nigerian youths.

The bill is now set for concurrence of the House of Representatives and eventual assent by the president.

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