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Auchi Polytechnic upgraded to a University by Senate

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The Senate has on Wednesday passed a bill which seeks to upgrade the Auchi Polytechnic Edo State to becoming City University of Technology Auchi, Edo.

Other schools that was included in the bill include Federal College of Education, Giwa, KADUNA State and Nigeria Maritime U iversity Okerenkoko,Delta State.

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After a clause-by-Clause consideration by the upper chamber consideration of the reports of the Senate Committee on TetFund and Tertiary institutions, the three bills were passed.

The reports on the bills were read to the house by the Chairman of the Committee, Senator Babba Kaita.

Nevertheless, the bill on the Nigeria Maritime University, was sponsored by Senator James Manager, while Senator Francis Alimikhena, sponsored that of the University of Technology, Auchi.

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The establishment of the Federal College of Education, Giwa, in Kaduna State,was sponsored by Senator Uba Sani.

Kaita, while presenting the report, said the Federal Polytechnic Auchi currently run degree programmes in affiliation with Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State with enrollment of about 60, 000 students on full and part-time basis.

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