Poly rector urges government to restructure tertiary education

Matriculating students of Akanu Ibiam Federal Polytechnic, Unwana.

Matriculating students of Akanu Ibiam Federal Polytechnic, Unwana.

The Rector of Akanu Ibiam Federal Polytechnic, Unwana, Ebonyi State, Venerable Ogbonnia Ine-Enwo, has called on the Federal Government to expedite action to restructure tertiary education in the country to enhance productivity and development.

Ibe-Enwo, who made this call during the 35th matriculation ceremony of the polytechnic, noted that there should be a level-playing ground for all members of the sector such that teachers and students in tertiary institutions could rise to the peak of their careers.

“It is time we abrogate all the dichotomies that militate against productivity, such as the dichotomy in the career progression between university and Polytechnic graduates. Our policy makers can do this by reviewing the curriculum of Polytechnic education, such that they will be at par with the Universities, while allowing its core mandate to remain,” he asserted.

Congratulating the visitor of the Institution, Malam Adamu Adamu, on his appointment as the Minister of Education, Dr. Ibe-Enwo urged the government to review the Federal Polytechnic Act, “so that the polytechnic can commence without further delay the production of manpower up to the highest level from bachelor of Technology to the Doctorate degree in Technology.”

The Rector said he was aware of the responsibility placed in the hands of teachers to mold, nurture and raise the next generation of leaders, assuring that he would not abdicate that responsibility.

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