The chairman Tertiary Education Trust Fund TETFUND, Mutuwalli Kashim Imam said the federal Government has approved the establishment of a Federal Polytechnic in Monguno Local Government Area of Borno State.
He stated this when he led a delegation of board of trustees of TETFUND on a courtesy visit to the Governor, Professor Babagana Umaru Zulum at the government house in Maiduguri, the state capital.
Borno State is the only State in the Federation that doesn’t have both a Federal college of Education and Federal Polytechnic.
Each state of the federation is supposed to have both.
Mutawalli says he took up the task when he assumed duties and now the President has approved the establishment of two tertiary institutions and one will be sited in Borno.
Member of the delegation included the trustee Northwest Alhaji Tijjani Musa Isa, Senator Ganiu Solomon, trustee Southwest, Dr. Afrevo Clever, trustee South South, Alhaji Liman Chiroma, trustee Northeast and Mrs Roseline Colade a representative of the Ministry of Finance among others.
Kashim Imam thanked the governor for a warm welcome and gave an overview of the TETFUND as an agency.
Imam said their mission to Borno is to inspect the projects and interact with management of various institutions to know what their demands and needs are.
Governor Zulum thanked the delegation for the visit and expressed immense gratitude towards the approval for the establishment of the polytechnic and assured the TETFUND delegation that his government will work hand in hand to achieve the desired goal.