Approval has been granted by the Federal Government of Nigeria through the Federal Ministry of Education for the establishment of Federal Polytechnic Shendam, Plateau State.
The approval was contained in a letter dated 29th January, 2021 titled “Approval for the establishment of Federal Polytechnic Shendam, Plateau State” signed by the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Education, Engr. Sonny Echono and addressed to the Executive Governor of Plateau State, Gov. Simon Lalong.
The President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Alh. Muhammadu Buhari also approved a takeoff grant of N2 billion for the commencement of the Polytechnic.
The letter reads;
“l write to inform Your Excellency that, President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, President of the Federal Republic of Ngeria, has approved the establishment of Federal Polytechnic, Shendam, Plateau State.”
“Mr. President also approved a takeoff grant of N2 Billion for the new Polytechnic from the funding resources of TETFund for the provision of core facilities for immediate take-off. This has been duly conveyed to TETFund for implementation”
“In view of the above, A Technical Team from Federal Ministry of Education and the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) will soon visit your State to Identify the site in Shendam and assess its readiness for commencement of academic activities in October 2021.
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