The National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) has successfully accredited 13 programs in Adamawa State polytechnic, the rector, Professor Muhammad Dahiru Toungo has disclosed.
Toungo who made the disclosure in Yola on Tuesday noted that out of the programs in the institution, only animal science and fisheries are yet to be fully accredited but the institution is on course to ensure they are also fully accredited.
He noted that the accreditation was the first such exercise to be conducted in many years adding that despite the myriads of challenges the school has done very well in that regard.
The rector added that the polytechnic under his administration is paying serious attention to man power development as a result of which it got fellowship for no fewer than 66 teaching staff.
He noted that out of the number, 33 lectures have secured fellowship for PhD’s another 33 have got fellowship for master degrees adding that 3 of them who got fellowship for foreign studies applied for wrong courses while 7 admissions elapsed.
Toungo said all the affected lecturers will be given another opportunity to reapply in due course.
He noted that this is the first time the institution got so much fellowship for its lecturers which is in line with his administration’s drive to ensure staff development and excellent service to the state.
He added that the school has already paid 50 percent of the allowances of all those that got the fellowship.
Toungo added that in line with the mandate of the institution at ensuring innovations, he will make the school a hub of creativity in the no distant future.
He added that the staff on the fellowship were selected from all the departments of the institution noting that no department was left behind or shortchanged.