The Senate has passed a bill seeking to establish the City University of Technology, Auchi, Edo, and two other tertiary institutions in the country.
The two other bills were the Nigerian Maritime University Okerenkoko, Delta, and the Federal College of Education, Giwa, Kaduna bill.
The bills were passed by the upper chamber following a clause-by-clause consideration of the report of the Senate Committee on Tertiary Institutions and TetFund as presented by the Chairman, Sen. Babba Kaita on Wednesday, July 15, 2020, plenary.
The bill seeking to establish the Nigeria Maritime University was sponsored by Sen. James Manager (PDP-Delta).
The other two bills which for the University of Technology, Auchi, and Federal College of Education, Giwa, were separately sponsored by Francis Alimikhena (APC-Edo) and Sen. Uba Sani (APC- Kaduna).
While presenting the report, Kaita said that the Federal Polytechnic Auchi was currently running degree programmes in affiliation with Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra with an enrollment of over 50, 000 students in full and part-time.
He said that upgrading the institution to a federal university would provide training for high skills in the areas of technical and vocational education.