James added that private polytechnics have all that is required to positively change the fortunes of the standard of education in the country.
”We need government to support owners of private polytechnics. This is beyond money. We must be seen as wealth and employment creators. The government can send people to polytechnics for skills training, especially skills they can’t acquire in regular and conventional universities.
He also urged the FG and state governments to provide financial and logistical supports to private polytechnics in the country.
The APFRN president also expressed worry over the proliferation of illegal and substandard polytechnics across the country.
James lamented that polytechnic education is being threatened by unregistered and illegal polytechnics in the country.
James therefore urged the federal government through the National Board for Business and Technical Education(NBTE) and other relevant bodies to launch aggressive campaigns against illegal polytechnics in the country.
According to him, polytechnic education was the bedrock and catalyst for Nigeria’s technological advancement hence efforts should be intensified to protect that subsector of the nation’s educational system.