The National Board for Technical Education has granted approval to the Federal Polytechnic, Ile-Oluji, Ondo State to commence six Higher National Diploma programmes.
Until now, the polytechnic, which was established in 2014 by the Federal Government, had been running Ordinary National Diploma programmes.
In a statement issued by the Head, Information, Protocol and Passages of the polytechnic, Mr Sanmi Enigbokan, the approval of the NBTE would take effect from the 2021/2022 Academic Session.
The statement read, “The approval which was contained in a letter forwarded to the Rector of the Institution with reference number TEB/PRO/FP.26/Vol.1/142 dated 23rd December, 2021 was the outcome of the resource visitation carried out by the Board to the institution from 15th to 18th November, 2021.
“The HND programmes for which approval was given include: Computer Engineering Technology; Electrical/Electronic Engineering Technology (Electrical/Telecommunications Option); Electrical/Electronic Engineering Technology (Power/Machines Option); Computer Science; Statistics and Accountancy.
“Admission of prospective students into the programmes will commence from the 2021/2022 Academic Session after which the approved programmes will be due for full accreditation when the first set of students are in their fourth semester of studies.”
Reacting to this development, the Rector of the Institution, Prof. Emmanuel Fasakin, express appreciation to the NBTE for the approval granted for the commencement of the HND programmes,
He said, with the approval, the institution has arrived as a player in the midst of greatness.