The Bill wey dey seek upgrade of Federal Polytechnic, Auchi, to university on Thursday don pass second reading for House of Representatives.
The sponsor of the Bill, Rep. Johnson Oghuma (Edo-APC) talk say when dey don pass the bill, the Bill go reduce the number of prospective undergraduates for Naija.
Oghuma talk say the bill go achieve global standards, why we dey upgrade polytechnics to universities na to bridge the gap and harmonize the standards of tertiary education.
“For developed nations like America and United Kingdom, most of dia polytechnics don upgrade to universities of technology and that thing don help dem upgrade education generally.”
He add say the measure na also to achieve one of the goals wey government set to upgrade education standards for science, engineering and technological training for the country.
Another aim, according to wetin he talk, go be to provide the space wey post graduate studies need wey polytechnics no go fit provide.
The lawmaker disclose say as we see am, Auchi Polytechnic get all everything when we dey talk about manpower and facilities, for dem to become university.
He also talk say youths wey dey the catchment area go get place to go and study so that den go fit meet dia various lifetime aspirations wey wey the country catchment policy don delay before.
The members pass the bill until den put am to voice vote by the Speaker, Mr Yakubu Dogara.
They con later refer the bill to the Committee on Tertiary Education Services for further action.