Monday, 4 April 2016
Education Minister tasks polytechnics on economic devt
Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, has challenged polytechnics in the country to be agents of change in the area of economy and particularly in agriculture.
The minister, who spoke at the 14th combined convocation of the Federal Polytechnic, Bida, Niger State noted that polytechnics had the capacity to provide solutions to the challenge of food shortage and its attendant crisis in Nigeria and the world at large. Adamu, who was represented by the Executive Secretary of the National Board for Technical Education, NBTE, said: “Today, the country needs graduates of polytechnics more than ever before, giving the emerging world food crisis. I am aware that the polytechnics have the capacity to provide solutions to the ongoing challenges of food shortage and its attendant crisis in Nigeria in particular and the world in general. “The role of science and technology in the development of any nation cannot be over-emphasized as no nation can afford to depend on borrowed or imported technology for its industrialization. Polytechnics are, therefore, expected to play a crucial role in this regard.”