President Muhammadu Buhari has signed into law the Federal Polytechnics Amendment bill.
The Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters (House of Representatives), Alhaji Umar El-Yakub disclosed this on Tuesday while addressing State House Correspondents, Daily Post reports.
“The Federal Polytechnics Amendment Bill sought to amend the Federal Polytechnics Act of 2004, whereby there were amendments to several sections of that Act.
“This includes the tenure of the Rectors, which has now been harmonised to five-year single tenure and whereby a Rector is currently serving the old four-year tenure, he/she will have an additional year to make it five.
“The amended Act now stipulates that the Polytechnics will now have Governing Councils of five members, reflecting the national character, comprising a lady, an alumnus of the each of the Polytechnics and a person form the area where the Polytechnic is based,” he noted.