Bill for Federal Polytechnic, Ezza in Ebonyi scales 2nd reading

Wed, May 15, 2024 | By editor


Politics

A bill for an act to establish the Federal Polytechnic in Onueke, Ezza LGA of Ebonyi on Wednesday scaled second reading in the Senate.

This followed the presentation of the general principles of the bill by the sponsor Sen. Kenneth Eze(APC-Ebonyi) at plenary on Wednesday.

Presenting the bill Eze said it which was read the first on Aug. 1, 2023.

He said the school was an initiative that had potential to advance human capital development andprovide an assured future for youths in Nigeria and Ebonyi in particular.

He said although education remained a cornerstone of any progressive society, there was still more work to be done in addressing skill-based educational needs of under-served regions.

He said polytechnics were renowned for providing practical and skill-based education, specialising in technical disciplines, ICT and applied sciences.

“By establishing a Federal Polytechnic in Onueke, Ezza South LGA, Ebonyi state ensures that the youth of this region have access to quality technical education.”

He said the technical education would enable them to acquire the skills needed for technical competence and self-employment in an increasingly competitive labour market.

Contributing, Sen.Jimoh Ibrahim (APC -Ondo) urged the Federal Government to not only establish the school, but see to the establishment of Federal Polytechnics in all the senatorial districts to drive and ensure science and technology education in Nigeria.

Ibrahim said the number of young people who finished secondary schools yearly in Nigeria was on the increase, hence the need to establish more polytechnics to absolve them for skill, science and technology based education.

Sen.Victor Umeh (LP Anambra),also supported the bill and called for efforts to ensure that the school focus on delivery of technical education, given the high number of youths in the state in search of technical and science education.

Deputy President of Senate, Barau Jibrin,(APC-Kano),who presided plenary referred the bill to the Senate Committee on Education and Tertiary Institution for further legislative inputs to return back in two weeks.(NAN)

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-May 15, 2024 @ 17:06 GMT|

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