SENATE PASSES FEDERAL POLYTECHNIC MPU BILL
The Senate has passed the Bill for an Act to Establish the Federal Polytechnic, Mpu in Enugu State.
The Bill sponsored by the Deputy President of the Senate, Professor Ike Ekweremadu (PDP, Enugu West), was passed following the favourable consideration of the report by the Committee on Tertiary Institutions and TETFund.
The Committee reported that participants in the public hearing on the Bill agreed with the Bill’s intentions, particularly the need to avail students with ICT and entrepreneurial skill as well as other programmes that would equip them with employable skills.
“The Committee found out that Enugu State, particularly Enugu West Senatorial District, had no Federal Polytechnic. The establishment of Federal Polytechnic Mpu will, therefore, address this challenge.
“The Polytechnic would empower the students with academic and occupational skills that would produce skilled and competent professionals.”
Senator Ekweremadu noted that the Federal Polytechnic would open new window of opportunities for the youth to realize their enormous potentials and dreams.
The only public owned Polytechnic in Enugu State is the Institute of Management and Technology (IMT), Enugu that is owned by the Enugu State Government.
The other polytechnic in the state, OSISATECH is privately operated and owned by a Catholic priest, the Very Reverend Fr. Emmanuel Edeh.