Stakeholders have called on governments to increase allocations to the nation’s polytechnics to make them achieve their goal of promoting technical and vocational education, training and skills development to enhance the country’s socio-economic advancement.
They also called on managements to “harness resources from national and international organisations like World Bank, Tertiary Education Trust Fund and other international donors among others to boost funding of the polytechnic education toward optimum productivity”.
The stakeholders, however, called on the institutions to look inwards at the possible ways of improving the revenue generation capacity of the polytechnics for effective and efficient service delivery.
These were part of the resolutions at the two-day maiden economic summit of the Federal Polytechnic, Ado Ekiti, with the theme, ‘Motivation, productivity and institutional progress: The challenges of harnessing the potentials of FPA.
These were contained in a communique signed by the Deans – Dr Abayomi Olorunisola (Continuing Education Centre), Dr Michael Akinola (Agric and Agricultural Technology), Dr Monisola Olowolaju; (Business Studies), Mr Sunday Osayilusi (Science and Computer Studies), Mr Olukayode Oladipo, (Environmental Studies) and Dr Sunday Olajide (Student Affairs) – and former Deputy Rector, Academics, Dr Nnandi Aboloma.
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