By Felix Khanoba
The Federal Government has released the names of communities that will serve as locations for its newly approved Federal Colleges of Education in the country.
President Muhammadu Buhari had last week announced the approval of the institutions, to boost the production of qualified teachers.
A statement made available to The AUTHORITY in Abuja on Monday, Mr Ben Bem Goong, Director of Press and Public Relations in the Federal Ministry of Education, said Jama’are in Jama’are Local Government of Bauchi State will play host to one of the new colleges.
The new colleges which are expected to take-off October this year are also to be sited at Odugbo in Apa Local Government of Benue State; Isu, Onicha Local Government of Ebonyi State and Ekiadolor, Ovia North East Local Government of Edo State.
Other locations include Iwo, Iwo Local Government, Osun State and Gidan Mazi in Tanganza Local Government of Sokoto State.
The statement said the clarification on the locations became necessary following mutilation of official correspondence between the Federal Ministry of Education and Osun State Government, which has been widely circulated in the social and conventional media.
“Letters to this effect have already gone to the relevant Governors, while a Technical Team from the Federal Ministry of Education (FME) and the National Commission for Colleges of Education (NCCE) will be visiting the benefitting states to inspect and assess the sites in the coming weeks, all in preparation for the take-off of the colleges in October 2020,” the statement said.