The Senate has passed a bill to upgrade Auchi Polytechnic to University and two other tertiary institutions in the country.
THE Senate Wednesday passed a bill seeking to establish the City University of Technology, Auchi, Edo State. The Bill for the Establishment of the University which is to upgrade the Federal Polytechnic, Auchi to City University of Technology, Auchi to facilitate more access to quality higher technical education.
Also yesterday, the Senate passed the bill for the establishment of Nigeria Maritime University, Okerenkoko in Delta State and Federal College of Education, Giwa, Kaduna State.
The three bills were passed by the Red Chamber following a clause-by-clause consideration of the report of the Senate Committee on Tertiary Institutions and TETFUND.
The reports on the bills were presented by the Chairman of the Committee, Senator Babba Kaita.
Senator James Manager sponsored the bill on the Nigeria Maritime University, while Senator Francis Alimikhena, sponsored that of the University of Technology, Auchi.
Senator Uba Sani sponsored the bill for the establishment of the Federal College of Education, Giwa, in Kaduna State.
While presenting the report, Kaita said that the Federal Polytechnic Auchi was currently running degree programmes in affiliation with Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra with enrollment of over 50, 000 students on full and part-time.