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TPI hosts NBTE team, puts up additional 35 courses for accreditation

Management of The Polytechnic, Ibadan received an Accreditation Team from the National Board of Technical Education (NBTE) for Accreditation of 35 of her ND and HND programmes..

The great citadel of learning welcomed the team in a grand styled ceremony held at the institution’s Assembly Hall, The Polytechnic, Ibadan on Wednesday, 20th of April, 2022.

While delivering his welcome remark, Rector, The Polytechnic, Ibadan, Prof. Kazeem Adebiyi maintained that programme accreditation is a continuous exercise that has given the institution the opportunity to keep growing day by day.

He noted that the Accreditation exercise should have been done about two (2) years ago but couldn’t hold due to some hindrances adding that the last accreditation was done in January 2020 for 13 programmes of the institution of which all programmes were accredited.

“We have been developing our infrastructure and programme facilities. We have put in place 2 storey buildings of 300 capacity lecture theatres. We have 300 capacity lecture Theatre courtesy of TETFUND. Through our IGR, we have constructed a 200 – seater theatre.” Says the Rector

He also stated that “Sponsors like National Insurance Corporation of Nigeria (NICON) donated a building, Chartered Institute of Bankers (CIBN) also constructed a 200 capacity lecture hall regarded as Banker’s Hall.

“We have ongoing projects, that includes a Multi Purposed lecture Theatre, A 72 – Lecturer Office Complex. A 500 lecture capacity Theatre is going on by our Alumni. The Banking and Finance, and Accountancy alumni associations are also constructing a Department library.”

While lauding the team of the National Board of Technical Education (NBTE), The Rector claimed that recommendations from the NBTE Accreditation exercise has since serve as a drive for the institution to increase in infrastructural development.

“We are improving in infrastructural development based on your recommendations. All departments were provided with equipments. We believe Accreditation is a continuous exercise.

” Accreditation exercise has given us the opportunity for growth, and we are growing day by day.”

He further maintained that all the achievements wouldn’t have been achievable if not for the unending support of the Executive Governor of Oyo State, Gov. Seyi Makinde.

Southwest Zonal Director of National Board for Technical Education, Engr. Olubode Majiyagbe Daniel in his remark maintained that the NBTE visited to carry out her statutory responsibility to ensure quality assurance for technical institutions in the country.

He stated that the board is keen on bringing her activities closer to the people, and to take message and agenda of the board to all stakeholders, adding that reports would be based on information gotten from the management of the institution.

The Music Technology department made the welcome ceremony colorful with melodious tunes and great music.

Other members of the management team in attendance were the Registrar, Mrs. Modupe Fawale, Deputy Rector, Mrs. Abiodun Olubamiwa, Chief Librarian, Dr. Samuel Ajala, Directors, Deans of the five Faculties, and Head of Departments.

Members of the National Board of Technical Education (NBTE) Team led by the Director of Polytechnic Programme NBTE Kaduna, Arch. Ngbede Ogor includes the NBTE Zonal Director, Mr. Olubode Majiyagbe, Hon. Olutunji Saheed Ajibade, Engr. Muritala Idowu, Engr. Olushola Albert, Engr. OA Idowu Engr. Adenike and many others.

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