Senate passes bill establishing Federal Polytechnic Silame, Sokoto
The Senate on Tuesday passed a bill establishing federal polytechnic Silame, Sokoto State. This followed consideration of reports of the Senate Committee on Tertiary Institutions and TETFUND at plenary.
Presenting the reports, the Chairman of the Committee, Senator Jibrin Barau, said the bills scaled second reading on different dates and were referred to the committee for further legislative action.
According to him, public hearings were held on the bills and the committee drafted its report based on the positive outcome of the public hearings.
“The committee and participants agreed with the intention of the bills to establish the polytechnics to facilitate technical education to accommodate those who are unable to gain admission into higher institutions, “he said.
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