Buhari approves establishment of a polytechnic in Plateau
Buhari approves the establishment of a polytechnic in Plateau. The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), has approved the establishment of a Federal Polytechnic in Shendam, Plateau State.
Governor Simon Bako Lalong of Plateau State has praised President Muhammadu Buhari for his approval of the establishment of Federal Polytechnic Shendam.
He described the d development as cheering news for citizens of the state and a catalyst for the development of the state and the nation.
Governor Lalong, who received a letter from the Federal Ministry of Education conveying the approval of President Buhari for the establishment of the Polytechnic, said the gesture shows the love that the President has for Plateau State and the desire to ensure the technological development of the State and nation at large.
“The establishment of Federal Polytechnic Shendam comes at a time when we are redefining education in Plateau State and focusing on technical education to give our youth skills that can help them use their talents to create jobs and solve day-to-day problems of the society. We are excited that this new institution will connect seamlessly with the new Technical Schools we are building in Pankshin, Shendam, and the upgrade of the Technical School in Bukuru, all meant to move our students away from education that leaves them stranded after graduation,” the governor said.
Governor Lalong also expressed delight that approval has also been given for the release of N2 Billion naira through the TETFund for the provision of core facilities towards the take-off of the school within the shortest possible time.
He promised that the Plateau State Government will play its part by giving all necessary support for the commencement of the institution, assuring the host community will also be mobilized for support and collaboration.
He also thanked the leadership and members of the National Assembly especially those representing Plateau State who pushed for the passage of the bill for the establishment of the Polytechnic.
Others are the Minister of Education Mallam Adamu Adamu, Permanent Secretary Federal Ministry of Education Arc. Sonny Echono, and all those who in various ways supported the establishment of the Polytechnic.
It will be recalled that Governor Lalong recently visited President Muhammadu Buhari to appeal to him for intervention over various issues concerning Plateau State including funding for the reconstruction of the Jos Main Market
Buhari also approved the sum of N2 billion from the resources of the Tertiary Education Trust Fund for the immediate take-off of the polytechnic.
This was stated by presidential aide Bashir Ahmad who said the approval was confirmed by the Ministry of Education.
“President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the establishment of Federal Polytechnic, Shendam, Plateau State, with an approval of N2 billion from the funding resources of TETFund for the immediate take-off, the Ministry of Education confirmed in a letter to Gov Simon Lalong of Plateau State,” Ahmad shared on his verified Twitter handle on Monday.
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