The management of The Polytechnic, Ibadan, Oyo State, has presented the institution and its 23 academic programmes to the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) for the board’s regular institutional accreditation.
This was disclosed in a press release signed by the institution’s Public Relations Officer, Mr Soladoye Adewole.
The statement noted that 12 of the programmes are at the National Diploma (ND) level, while the remaining 11 are at the Higher National Diploma (HND) level.
According to the statement, 76 resource persons from the board visited the institution from June 24 to 27, 2018, led by the Director, Polytechnic Programmes, NBTE, Mallam Musa Isgogo. They were received by the rector, The Polytechnic Ibadan, Professor Olatunde Fawole, on behalf of the governing council and management.
Professor Fawole noted that efforts were made to prepare adequately for the accreditation teams in terms of equipment and personnel.
“Accreditation and re-accreditation, which is an annual event, is a very expensive project that is a must for all institutions. On our part, we have ensured that we maintain the reputation and the standard, while we have also shown improvement to maintain our standard as a leader in polytechnic education in the country,” he said.
In his response, the leader of the team, Mallam Musa Isgogo, disclosed that the essence of accreditation and re-accreditation is to ensure quality control of the programmes run by various institutions.
He added that institutions under the board must have modern equipment and facilities to meet the NBTE’s requirements for the programmes they run, and that any institution that fails in this respect is denied accreditation.
Isgogo said further that the institutional accreditation is meant to ensure that the institution has adequate facilities such as health centre, staff and students accommodation, offices for administrative and teaching staff, among others.
He then commended the rector, management and staff of The Polytechnic, for efforts made towards ensuring the quality of programmes and facilities in the institution.
He also advised the institution to adhere strictly to the recommendations made by the resource persons after the accreditation exercise in the overall interest of the institution.