Oyo state has been confirmed to be among the few states in the country that are set to get a new polytechnic, after the Federal Government gave approval for its establishment in Ayede, Ogo-Oluwa Local Government Area of the state.
The approval was contained in a letter signed by the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Education, Sonny Echono, and addressed to Governor Seyi Makinde. In the letter, it was revealed that President Muhammadu Buhari has also endorsed a take-off grant of N2 billion from the funding resources of TETFund for the new Polytechnic.
It was further disclosed that a technical team from the ministry of education and the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) will be constituted to identify the site for the location of the polytechnic in the local government. Academic activities will reportedly commence in October 2021.
The personal assistant on new media to President Buhari, Bashir Ahmad, also confirmed the approval on Twitter
President @MBuhari approves the establishment of Federal Polytechnic Ayede, Ogo-Oluwa LGA, Oyo State, with an approval of N2 billion from the funding resources of TETFund for the immediate take-off, the Ministry of Education confirmed in a letter to Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State.