The Federal Ministry of Science and Technology is to partner Plateau State Polytechnic on practical local contents  for  teaching that would enable  graduates of the polytechnic with technological capacity to drive the economy.

The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Mr. Bitrus Bako Nabasu, disclosed this when the Rector and the management of the Polytechnic paid him a courtesy call  on 22nd May, 2019 in Abuja.

Mr Nabasu decried a situation where parents are reluctant to send their children to Polytechnic adding that HND holders are better equipped for future challenges  because of the industrial attachment they undergo.

Mr. Nabasa said the Ministry will soon provide  science kits to polytechnic and monotechnics while Raw Material Research and Development Council (RMRDC) will provide the local content raw materials to aid learning process for  students to have the right technical skills.

He promised to attend the Polytechnic conference coming up on July, 2019 in Jos.

Earlier, the Rector of the Polytechnic, Builder John Dawam said that  they came to seek for collaboration in areas of reseach and development that will enable them train students  with the right enterprrnueral  skills.

He  also used the platform to invite the Permanent Sectary to their forthcoming conference with the theme “The role of science and Technology in sustainable development”. The Polytechnic also  intends to establish linkages  with the various sectors of technology to enhance research and development .

Edet E. Etuk

Assistant Chief Informantion Officer

For DD (Press)

23rd May, 2019