Nigerian Senate, on Wednesday, set machinery in motion for the establishment of the Federal University of Education (Technical) Bichi, Kano State.
In paving way for the establishment of the Federal Institution, the red chamber passed for second reading, a bill sponsored by Senator Jibrin Barau ( APC Kano North ).
Barau in his lead debate for the passage of the Bill said there is a need for a strong system in the country’s education sector, with the establishment of more Institutions for the training of teachers.
He said the objectives of the proposed Federal University of Education in Bichi are ” to encourage the advancement of learning to all persons without distinction of race, creed, sex or political conviction.
” To develop and offer academic, technical and professional programmes leading to the award of certificates, first degrees, post graduate research, diploma and higher degrees with emphasis on planning, developmental and adaptive skills in education.
“To produce socially mature educational men and women with capabilities not to only understand the educational and technological needs of Nigeria as a nation, but also to exploit existing Educational infrastructure and improve on them to develop new ones.
“To bring quality change in Technical Education by focusing on teacher education, through teaching and learning innovations.
“My highly respected colleagues, the enactment of this Bill will go a long way in transforming the decayed educational infrastructure in Nigeria and change the educational fortunes of the country for the better. It will also provide a balanced educational development in Kano State and indeed, the entire Country”.
All the senators who contributed to the debate on the bill gave it overwhelming support., passing it for the second reading when put to voice votes by the President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan.
It was sent to Senate Committee on Tertiary Education and TETFUND for more legislative inputs.