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Buhari Signs Polytechnic Amendment Bill





President Muhammadu Buhari, on Tuesday, signed the Federal Polytechnics Amendment bill and the National Institute for Security Studies bill into law.

Naija News reports that the Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters (House of Representatives), Alhaji Umar El-Yakub disclosed this when he addressed State House Correspondents on Tuesday, June 18 in Abuja.

The implication of the new Act would henceforth see the tenure of rectors of federal polytechnics at a single five-year tenure.

He said: “The Federal Polytechnics Amendment Bill sought to amend the Federal Polytechnics Act of 2004, whereby there were amendments to several sections of that Act.

“This includes the tenure of the Rectors, which has now been harmonised to five-year single tenure and whereby a Rector is currently serving the old four-year tenure, he/she will have an additional year to make it five.

“The amended Act now stipulates that the Polytechnics will now have Governing Councils of five members, reflecting the national character, comprising a lady, an alumnus of the each of the Polytechnics and a person form the area where the Polytechnic is based.”

On the other hand, the National Institute for Security Studies ACT now paves the way for the establishment of the institute with a view to ensuring that middle and senior managers in the security environment have their competences improved.

“They will have their competences built, where they will be trained for competence and capacity building.

“It will look at the inter-agency relationship with a view to harmonising same so that there will be efficient communication among them locally and globally,” he said.


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