The Management of Edo State Polytechnic, Usen, has received a team from the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) for institutional and academic programme accreditation.

The Acting Rector of the Polytechnic, Sylvester Omoruyi, an engineer, who addressed the NBTE accreditation team at the polytechnic chambers, thanked Governor Godwin Obaseki for his support and commitment to ensuring the stabilisation of the institution and the accreditation of its academic programmes at the National Diploma and Higher National Diploma levels.

Omoruyi noted that the management of the institution prioritises accreditation of its academic programmes and has made the necessary interventions in the procurement of all basic equipment as well as necessary facility upgrade in order to meet NBTE’s requirement for institutional accreditation and other programmes scheduled for accreditation.

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The NBTE Zonal Director, South-South and accreditation team leader, Dr. Musa Hatim Koko, acknowledged the remarkable progress made in the polytechnic since their previous visit.

Koko noted that the visiting team comprises officials of NBTE and experts in vocational and academic fields drawn from various institutions, who will assess the facilities for the programmes scheduled for accreditation.

He noted that the accreditation exercise is in three phases which include institution accreditation, resource accreditation and resource visitation. The departments scheduled for accreditation include National Diploma programmes in Mineral and Petroleum Resources, Welding and Fabrication, Computer Engineering Technology, Estate Management, Surveying and Geo–informatics, and Urban and Regional Planning.

The accreditation exercise runs from Monday, 9th January, to Friday, 13th January, 2023.