N50m for accreditation of Kwara poly courses, institution’s radio starts Dec.15—Gov

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By Correspondent in Ilorin.

Kwara State Government says it has approved the N50 million for accreditation of old and new courses at Kwara State Polytechnic, to keep the institution’s programmes up-to-date and plans to open the institution’s Radio station on December 15,2021.

The Governor of the state, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, who disclosed this in Ilorin at the convocation ceremony of the institution,added that the in-campus radio station was approved and funded by his administration.

“Recently, we approved N50m for accreditation of old and new courses at this great citadel of learning. This should have been done many years ago. I am also proud to announce to you that, Kwara Poly Radio, which our administration started,will go live on December 15, 2021,” he said.

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The governor expressed optimism that the coming on board of the campus radio would ultimately lead to accreditation for the Kwara Poly to run HBD in Mass Communication.

The governor itemised the courses slated for accreditation as :National Diploma (ND) Agricultural Technology; ND Quantity Surveying; Higher National Diploma (HND) Quantity Surveying; ND Estate Management and Valuation; ND Statistics.

Ohers are:ND Public Administration; ND Procurement and Supply Chain Management; ND Food Technology; ND Nutrition and Dietetics; and HND Mass Communication.

He said the state government was committed to the goals of founding fathers of the state in ensuring quality education for people, as exemplified by the state government sinking billions of naira, over the past two years, into its higher education.

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AbdulRazaq, therefore, advised the management of the Polytechnic to increase efforts by deepening the culture of inquiry, technological innovation and enterprise, for the effective realisation of the aims and objectives of the institution.

“We have also recently completed and commissioned the Multipurpose Hall, abandoned for 20 years,named in honour of the great man who started the good work, His Excellency Governor Muhammed Alabi Lawal of blessed memory,” he added.

AbdulRazaq commended the late governor for his patriotism and efforts to develop Kwara State in line with the vision of the founding fathers of the state.

The governor assured the Polytechnic community that the institution would soon witness more infrastructural development, as the state finances improve.

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In his contribution,the Chairman, Governing Council of the polytechnic, ,Engr. Yaru Salihu, noted with delight that institution had been witnessing “an articulate legacy of excellence within a short period of this administration”.

The Rector of the Polytechnic, Dr Abdul Jimoh Muhammed, added the institution had recorded total transformation, made possible by the present administration in the state.

Our Correspondent reports that one of the highlights at the occasion was commissioning and unveiling of the renovated student’s hostels and the institution‘s water factory by the visitor.

Edited by Dada Ahmed.

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