By Yemi Olajutemu

Ado Ekiti

The Executive Secretary of the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE), Prof. Idris M. Bugaje had lauded the Federal Polytechnic Ado Ekiti for upholding the principles of sustenance of qualitative practice.

Prof Bugaje gave the commendation at the exit interview of 18 programmes visited for verification, Resource Inspection and accreditation respectively where he commended  the Institution’s Management, for providing an enabling environment for the visit as well as sustenance of quality in the Institutions’ programme.

The NBTE official who spoke through the Board’s Director of Polytechnic programmes, Architect Ngbede Ogoh stated that the NBTE’s Quality Assurance Team came to ascertain the achievement of the school in recent time after the last visit.

Arc. Ogoh emphasized that the essence of the accreditation exercise was to ensure  quality control assessment, and to validate the assurance that the students were given enough opportunity to learn and hit the ground running by being self reliant at the end of their programmes in the school.

According to him, students must be trained to be employers of labour rather than seeking jobs after graduation. This he said would drastically reduce the rate of unemployment and crime commission and boost human security of the the citizens.

Prof Bugaje charged the School to continue being at the forefront of technological advancement through the proper maintenance of facilities and constant reviewing of the learning environment to enhance Students’ enablement to reading and learning.

The NBTE Director hinted that six more programmes in Agriculture related fields would be visited in the next two weeks.

The Rector, Dr. Dayo Oladebeye said that the Institution was working assiduously on the infrastructural deficit, but noted that funding was one of the major problems. However, he said that the Institution had been able to produce various fabricated equipment through the help of some key department in the Polytechnic as a way to improvise.

He however assured that areas of deficiencies pointed out by the accreditation panels to each programme will be looked into and efforts will be made to improve on them.

In his remarks, the NBTE Zonal Director, Mr. Olubode Majiyagbe, gave kudos to Federal Polytechnic Ado for investing into infrastructures and modern equipment.

The team observed that the current sitting capacity of the library and current holdings in respect of books and journals are of adequate quality, but stressed that there was an urgent need to purchase more books and journals, especially with local contents or to be produced by the Lecturers for the consumption of the students.

Meanwhile, another set of NBTE’s accreditation team are expected between Monday 24th and Wednesday 26th October, 2022, for some six other programmes to make a total of 24 programmes covered in the 2022 NBTE accreditation exercise.

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