The Federal Government has inaugurated six Needs Assessment committees for the 104 Federal Unity Colleges spread across the nation.
Inaugurating the committees on Thursday in Abuja, Minister of State for Education, Barr. Ezenwo Nyesom Wike said that committees will serve as a prelude for the preparation and adoption of a physical infrastructure action plan and strategy for each of the schools.
He noted that the task before the committees was vital to address the challenges of infrastructure facing the schools.
According to him: “With your findings and recommendations, we would be able to allocate resources, plan and take appropriate decisions to improve learning facilities in all the Federal Government Colleges as soon as possible”.
The minister said that the Federal Government resolved to take a comprehensive approach to tackling the challenges facing the Unity Colleges because of sorry state of infrastructure in most of them.
Wike said: “The decrepit state of facilities in the Federal Government Colleges has aroused serious public concern about the quality of education offered and received by students in these schools”.
In his remarks, the permanent secretary, Federal Ministry of Education, Dr Ben Ibe urged the members of the committees to work for the revival of the Federal Unity Colleges.
Responding on behalf the members, chairman of South West Committee, Mr.
O.V.C Okene assured the Federal Government that members will carry out the assignment diligently.