FG orders polytechnics to stop awarding degrees

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The Federal Government has ordered polytechnics and other allied institutions to stop awarding its graduates degrees.

The Federal Ministry of Education, through the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) announced the government’s decision to affected institutions in a circular signed by the board’s Director, Polytechnic Programmes Department, Ogoh Ngbede, frowned at the increasing number of tertiary institutions in the country offering programmes for which they are not accredited.

According to the circular, “Polytechnics and other technical institutions in the country should immediately stop admitting students into degree programmes”.

It also warned Polytechnics and other allied institutions should avoid awarding Nigerians certificates in education.