Auchi polytechnic in Edo State have been expelled over result falsification and deficiency at the point of entry into some programmes at the institution.t least, 40 students of
This was disclosed by the Management of the polytechnic in a news bulletin of the Information and Public Relations Unit of Auchi Polytechnic on Wednesday.
According to the bulletin signed by Adebola Ogunboyowa, the students were expelled following the outcome of the regular verification exercise for the 2020/2021 academic session.
Ogunboyowa explained that the affected students were involved in forgery and falsification of their results to gain admission into the National Diploma (ND) and Higher National Diploma (HND) programmes.
He pointed out that the expelled students cut across different departments in the polytechnic.
Ogunboyowa hinted that the Rector of the institution, Dr Salisu Umar, had proposed 12 new programmes to commence in the 2022/2023 academic session.
TheNewsGuru.com (TNG) reports that the new programmes include Printing Technology, Welding and Fabrication Technology, Procurement and Supply Chain Management, Library and Information Science Taxation, Leisure, Tourism Management Technology and Social Development.
Others are Microfinance and Enterprise Development, Computer Engineering Technology, Economics and Development Studies, Agricultural Extension and Management and Crop Production Technology.
Ogunboyowa explained that the idea was in line with the Rector’s commitment to reposition the polytechnic and make it enviable in the nation and beyond.
“In pursuit of the Rector’s vision, 12 new programmes at both National Diploma and Higher National Diploma are proposed for resource inspection by National Board for Technical Education (NBTE). Ten of the proposed programmes are for the ND level while two are at HND level,” Ogunboyowa said.
She said the institution is set for re-accreditation of all programmes in the polytechnic, adding that the management had improved on the existing infrastructure and procured necessary equipment to ensure that no programme is denied accreditation.
Ogunboyowa noted that the Rector urged all Deans of School and Heads of Departments scheduled for various stages of accreditation to put in their best to compliment the management efforts. (NAN)