The federal government of Nigeria has announced that plans were underway to restructure polytechnics in the country.
This, according to FG would enable the institutions focus on research and development of indigenous technology.
The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, made the disclosure on Wednesday at the 17th convocation ceremony of Federal Polytechnic, Ilaro, in Ogun State.
Represented by Samuel Ojo, the Director of Tertiary Education in the Ministry, the minister harped on the need for the institutions to invest in commercially viable inventions.
He said, “the government would no longer tolerate the situation where technology – based institutions shifted their focus to courses in liberal arts.
“There are plans to restructure polytechnics in the country to them focus more on research and development of indigenous technology.”