Wike Urge Nigerian Students To Seek Admission Into Polytechnics And College Of Education

Supervising Minister of Education, Barr.
Ezenwo Nyesom Wike urged Nigerian students
to seek admission into Polytechnics and
Colleges of Education to build the
technological base of the country and the pool
of highly qualified teachers in the country to
drive the educational programmes of the
country.
Supervising Minister Of Education, Nyesom
Wike
Nyesom Wike made this known to
Shexmen_ogunfuwa bloG grapevine after
monitoring this Saturday’s 2014 Unified
Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) in
Abuja.
He also declared that the Jonathan
administration will continue to improve access
to tertiary education in the country to ensure
that more Nigerian students gain adminission
upon their completion of secondary education.
Nyesom Wike stated that the creation of access
to tertiary education is one of the pillars of the
Four Year Strategic Plan of the Education
sector for the Jonathan administration,hence
the establishment of twelve new Federal
Universities by the administration.
He said that the administration has also made
it possible for states and private groups who
meet the criteria set by the National
Universities Commission, to get accreditation
to establish new universities to accomodate
more students.
Barr. Wike said: “The Jonathan administration
will continue to work towards the creation of
access to tertiary education in the country.
The Four Year Strategic Plan of the Education
sector being implemented by the
administration has creation of access as one
of the cardinal goals. That is why the
administration established 12 new universities
and the administration has created the
environment for the National Universities
Commission to license new state and private
universities to admit more students”.
He expressed satisfaction with the conduct of
the 2014 Unified Tertiary Matriculation
Examination (UTME) on Saturday and plegded
that the government will continue to work
through JAMB to improve the quality of the
examinations.
The Minister noted that the plan to ensure that
next year’s examination will be completely
computer based examinations is progressing
smoothly. He said all the challenges noticed
are being addressed to ensure that the
transition is not hampered.
Also speaking, JAMB Registrar, Prof. Dibu
Ojerinde said that he was happy with the
conduct of the examinations.

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