Auchi Polytechnic To Be Upgraded To University Soon.
The Auchi Polytechnic will soon Be Upgraded To University. The bill seeking the upgrade passed the second reading on Thursday March 8, 2018.
According to the sponsor of the bill, Rep. Johnson Oghuma (Edo-APC), the bill would reduce the number of prospective undergraduates in Nigeria.
The lawmaker added that the bill would also achieve global standards where polytechnics were being converted to universities to bridge the gap and harmonize standards of tertiary education.
“In developed nation’s like America and United Kingdom, most polytechnics have been converted to universities of technology and helped to upgrade education
Another reason why the bill is much needed according to Oghuma is that it would provide space for post-graduate studies which no polytechnic provides.
Oghuma, however, argued that Auchi Polytechnic had all it took in terms of manpower and facilities, to take off as a full-fledged university, addin that youth from that catchment area would now have a place to go and study to meet their various lifetime aspirations previously denied them due to quota and catchment policy in the country.