The Federal Government has approved the sum of N3.2 billion as the take-off grant for the proposed 16 Federal Science and Technical Colleges in some states of the federation.
Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Education, Arc. Sonny Echono who made this known in Abuja, however, explained that the colleges would be established in phases across the country in states that do not have the Federal Science and Technical Colleges sited in their area.
A document, ‘Federal Ministry of Education Short & Medium Term Work Plan on the implementation of Education For Change Ministerial Strategic Plan’, which detailed the plan for the establishment of the colleges was obtained by TribuneOnlinefrom the Ministry.
According to the document, six states (Kogi, Jigawa, Kano, Ebonyi, Imo, and Oyo) were captured in the first phase to take-off in 2020 with the grant of N200 million for each new college totalling N1.2 billion.