Latest report reaching us has it that the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) has suspended admission of students into all engineering programmes at the Federal Polytechnic, Idah, in Kogi State, followed a petition by National Diploma students of the polytechnic .

This was promulgated to grapevine by the Board’s Public Relation Officer, Malam Suleiman Gwarzo, in Kaduna yesterday.

Our correspondent gathered that the engineering programmes was suspended  by the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) followed a petition by National Diploma students of the polytechnic.

It stated that the students reported the absence of practical learning in the polytechnic School of Engineering as workshops and laboratories were locked permanently.

They also complained that enrolment of students into the engineering programmes was between 300 and 500.

It stated that the investigation revealed low practical learning for engineering programmes in the polytechnic due to large number of students in a class.

“The investigation confirmed the students’ allegation, after it was observed that at the (ND) level, the number of students enrolled was between 300 and 400 students. This was in violation of the approved carrying capacity for the programmes. Based on the above observations and to ensure that standards are maintained, the board has directed that the institution should stop further admissions into its engineering programmes. This, according to the statement, will continue until all the deficiencies observed are corrected. The board has also advised the Registrar, Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), to accordingly stop all processes of admission into all engineering programmes in the institution”, it stated.

It stated that the suspension was conveyed to the polytechnic’s rector in a letter signed by Dr Masa’udu Kazaure, the Executive Secretary of the board. The letter with reference C/TEB.235/VOL.I A/235, was dated 26 June, 2015.

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  • This is too bad to hear cos it’s a big disgrace to the skull and it students. … when you also look very closely many of the rest dept definitely have such same problem as well. Not only the skull,other skull are not exempted we really need prayer in Nigerian institutions our leaders are just after money and not the quality of the education

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