The Executive Secretary of National Board for Technical Education (NBTE), Dr. Mas’udu Adamu Kazaure has commended the Osun State Governor, Mr. Gboyega Oyetola over positive developments in Osun State Polytechnic Iree.
The Executive Secretary spoke through the Director of Polytechnic Programmes of the Board, Mr. Musa Mohammed Isgogo who led the officials of the NBTE for an accreditation exercise in the Institution.
He stated that the Polytechnic has witnessed tremendous developments in manpower, pedagogical tools and infrastructure.
He noted that the peaceful co-existence between staff and management of the Institution was an indication that the proprietor of the polytechnic takes education seriously in his governance.
He called on the state government to ensure that welfare of staff and regular provision of necessary facilities needed to meet up with current trends in Science and Technology, were given priorities by the governor.
The NBTE boss also enjoined staff and students of the polytechnic to always support the government, saying “to whom much is given, much is expected.”
Speaking with Pressmen after a thorough manpower and facilities assessment at various departments in the institution, the NBTE team leader affirmed that with the state of the arts equipment, erudite lecturers, conducive lecture halls, experienced technologists, technical staff and well organized Management, the Osun State Polytechnic, Iree, has improved in its standards.
10 different courses were presented for re-accreditation, accreditation and verification.
The following seven different courses were presented for re-accreditation: National Diploma (ND) and Higher National Diploma (HND) in Office Technology and Management, ND and HND in Mass Communication, ND Computer Science, ND Electrical Engineering, HND Marketing and HND Science Laboratory Technology (Microbiology Option), and while ND Welding and Fabrication and Agricultural and Bio-Environmental Engineering were presented for fresh accreditation
Also presented for verification exercise were ND Mechanical, ND Building Technology and HND Civil Engineering.
In his reaction, the Acting Rector, of the polytechnic, Dr Olawoye Olaniran attributed the achievements recorded to the supportive role played by the state Governor, Mr. Gboyega Oyetola, commitment and zeal of staff and management of the polytechnic.
He described the success of the exercise as a tip of the iceberg considering the numerous developmental achievements to be recorded in his tenure.
The Registrar of the Institution, Mr. Busari Salawu while appreciating the accreditation team, assured that the Institution would continue to maintain its leading standard in moral and academics among comity of polytechnics in the country.