The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics
(ASUP) has called on the Federal
Government to review the current state of
Following the Speech at the 81st National Executive Council meeting of ASUP in Offa, Kwara State, the National President, Prof. Chibuzo Asomugha, said that the review is necessary in order for Nigerian polytechnics to meet global standards.
He stated that a mechanism should be put
in place to allow all stakeholders evolve a
model for polytechnic education that can fit
into contemporary times.
Asomugha said jumping into the fray will
not help Nigeria, as that is what has been
happening in the country.
According to him, there had been disconcerted efforts at policy-making
concerning technical education in Nigeria.
He added that government need to draw up
a refurbished template.
The union leader said that polytechnic
education in the country are facing many
Asomugha said, “There is no understanding
of what we really want polytechnic
education to be. We have deviated from the
original vision and there is no focus. There
is hardly any technical intent in the delivery
of polytechnic education and we must
return to the basis.
“This dovetails into what happens in the
wider economy, in the industries and
private sector. There is no contact between
the industries and the schools. We are just
producing polytechnic graduates without
being able to know where they will fit in”, he