Idris Ahmed, Lokoja.
Kogi state Polytechnic , Lokoja, has 100 % success at the recent accreditation exercise conducted by the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE).
Rector of the Polytechnic, Dr. Salisu Ogbo Usman, disclosed this on Tuesday 21st June, 2022, while presenting the results of the accreditation to the State Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Honourable Wemi Jones.
Dr Usman attributed the successful accreditation to the State Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, who has been very committed and supportive to the development of education in the state.
The Rector stressed that the Governor has demonstrated exemplary commitment and relentless support which led to the success recorded.
Dr. Usman noted that leadership and guide provided by the Commissioner of Education and the Governing Council led by Professor Yakubu Isa as well as quality working relationship enjoyed from the management, staff and students of the institution also contributed to the huge successes recorded.
The Rector therefore paid glowing tributes to the Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Adoza Bello, for the opportunity granted him, promising that more reforms will be introduced in the institution so as to place it among the comity of best Polytechnics in Nigeria.
The State Commissioner of Education, Science and Technology, Honourable Wemi Jones, commended Dr. Usman for his tremendous efforts in giving the institution a facelift in infrastructure and academic standards, and noted that the successful accreditation of the institution was the mother of all for the state owned tertiary institutions.
The Commissioner who also thanked the Governor of Kogi State, for making the success possible, described Dr. Usman as a blessing and a perfect fit to manage the affairs of the Polytechnic.
He also promised that the Ministry would continue to provide necessary support to all parastatals and agencies of education in the State.
Meanwhile, the Governing Council of Kogi State Polytechnic has congratulated the Rector, Dr. Salisu Ogbo Usman on the full successes recorded at the Accreditation.
At its 66th meeting held on Friday 16th June, 2022, Council commended Dr. Usman and his management team for the successful exercise which it described as another laudable effort under his leadership.
Council also lauded the Polytechnic Management for the peace, security, tremendous infrastructure and academic development on campus, just as he called for renewed collective efforts to achieve more.
Chairman of the Governing Council, Professor Yakubu Isa, noted that the Rector’s prudence in the management of scarce resources, transparency, selfless and meritorious service to the Polytechnic, making Council’s task easy, just as he directed that a special award and commendation letter be presented to Dr. Usman.
Professor Isa also commended Council Members for their commitment, dedication and contribution to the rapid development experienced at the institution .