No fewer than 328 students across three programmes of Electrical/Electronics Engineering, Quantity Surveying and Building Technology were recently matriculated by authorities of the Federal Polytechnic, Bida, in collaboration with the Federal University of Technology (FUT), Minna, Niger State.
The matriculation came after the polytechnic commenced some degree programmes in affiliation with FUT, Minna.
A weekly bulletin of the polytechnic stated that the director of the university’s collaboration and linkages, Professor Olusegun Johnson Oyero, represented the vice chancellor, Professor Abdullahi Bala, at the occasion.
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On his part, the registrar, FUT, Minna, represented by Mrs. Aisha Usman, noted that the matriculation oath administered on the new students marked their formal acceptance into the university.
She, however, warned the new students that the matriculation oath could be used to sanction them in future if they violate the rules and regulations governing the university.
Also in his remarks, the rector, Federal Polytechnic, Bida, Dr. Abdullahi Abdul Dzukogi, reiterated his administration’s commitment to the expansion of the degree programmes of the polytechnic.
Represented by the deputy rector, Academics, Mr. Auhustine Oghenejivwe, the rector said his administration would deploy adequate resources to ensure the success of the affiliation programmes.
“We will leave no stone unturned to ensure the provision of human, physical and material resources required to make this affiliation programmes a very huge success,” he said.
He further gave assurance that soon, the polytechnic would approach authorities of FUT, Minna for resource inspection of additional programmes.
Earlier, in his remarks, the director of the polytechnic’s affiliation unit, Mr. Olufemi Idowu, described the event as a historic moment for the institution since it is the first time a degree programme is being run by the polytechnic since its establishment.
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