• The Nigerian Senate has passed a Bill that upgrades The Federal Polytechnic ,Offa,Kwara State to a degree awarding institution.



The lawmakers also on Tuesday,February 1,passed the Federal Universities of Technology Act 2004(Amendment) Bill,2022 to establish the school of Mines and Geological studies,Gyuk. The Red Chamber, with passage of  FUTA (Amendment) Bill, gave approval for the upgrade of Federal Polytechnic Offa, Kwara State, from a Diploma awarding institution to full fledge Degree awarding  Federal University of Technology.


Senator Ahmad Babba Kaita in his presentation explained the key reasons behind the establishing the school of Mines and Geological studies.



The Punch reported hat the passage of both bills followed the consideration of two separate reports by the committee on tertiary institution and TETFUND.




The chairman of the committee, Senator Ahmad Babba Kaita in his presentation,said that establishing the school of Mines and Geological studies would provide  for the training of middle and junior level manpower for the mineral and mining sectors.




The lawmaker added that it would also facilitated collaboration with other national and international institution s involved in general exploration and mining of precious stones and ore as well as encourage teacher training, research,and general development of teacher education.




In another development,NUC disclosed few number of lecturers attending to millions of Nigerian Students.



Meanwhile,there are only 100,000acsdemic staff serving over 2 .1 million  students in Nigeria universities across the country, the National Commission,(NUC) has said.



The commission also called on the Nigerian Government to isolate universities from the embargo on new employment for government offices owing to it’s shortage of manpower.





The Deputy Executive Secretary of NUC(administration), Chris Maiyaki said in addition to these 100,000 academic staff,there are 170,000 non-academic staff,attending to 2.1 million Nigerian Students.

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