Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State has renamed the Benin Technical College as Government Science and Technical College (GSTC), Benin.
The College will be equipped with new set of workshop equipment in the first quarter of this year and to enjoy a dedicated power line directly from Ihovbor power Plant, the Governor also assured.
Speaking to journalists after inspecting ongoing rehabilitation work at the college, in Benin City, Edo State, the governor said he visited the college to inspect the progress of work at the laboratories and workshops as equipment ordered for the laboratories and workshops would be available in 90 days’ time.
The governor expressed optimism that a greater section of the college would be ready within the next six months.
He noted that though the pace of rehabilitation has been rather slow, “the time-consuming aspect of the work has been concluded. So, within the next 90 days, the new building should be completed. It should be roofed in the next one month and the internal finishing completed.”
“The new building will sit between 400 and 500 students. The idea is to have a school that can accommodate about 1,500 students at the same time,” he added.
He said the Minister of Power has approved a dedicated 133 KVA power line which will supply electricity to the College and the University of Benin directly from the Ihovbor Power Plant to take care of the electricity need of the college.
“We have a team coming from the Transmission Company of Nigeria next week. We are getting a 133 KVA power line directly from the Ihovbor power plant to the college,” he said.