Kaduna — The Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Tertiary Education, Aminu Suleiman, has expressed uncertainty over the existence of Federal Polytechnic Ekowe, Bayelsa State, saying nothing is happening around the environment.
"When we got to the polytechnic, a grave yard was busy compared to the place. The worry is that if the institution is existing, at least, there should be presence of security personnel, but there was absolutely nothing when we got there. Though, we saw a good edifice occupied by rats and lizards," Suleiman explained.read more
Suleiman, who led other members on an oversight visit to the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) in Kaduna, said Ekowe Polytechnic may not get appropriation in the 2018 budget because of the uncertainty surrounding its existence.
According to him, the Federal Government appropriated about N4 billion to the polytechnic in the 2017 budget as well as monthly allocation of N140 million for overhead yet there was nothing to show for it.Read more