The adjudged best state owned Polytechnic in Nigeria, The Polytechnic, Ibadan has awarded both National Diploma (ND) and Higher National Diploma (HND) to no fewer than nine thousand, five hundred and forty nine (9,549) in various academic certificates by the management of the Institution.
Rector of the institution, Professor Olatunde Fawole made this disclosure during the 32nd/33rd combined convocation ceremony of The Polytechnic, Ibadan held at the institution’s sports pavilion.
At the ceremony were the Governor of Oyo State, Senator Abiola Ajimobi represented by his Deputy, Chief Moses Alake-Adeyemo, Chairman of the governing council of the institution, Professor Adebayo Adeyemi and the Olubadan of Ibadan land, Oba Saliu Adetunji who was represented by Chief Mukaila Olawoyin, Bada Balogun of Ibadan land.
According to Fawole, “Your Excellency, distinguished ladies and gentlemen, the Polytechnic Ibadan is today graduating a total number of nine thousand, five hundred and forty nine students (9,549), students for the 2015/2016 and 2016/2016 academic sessions
“A breakdown of this shows that the faculty of financial management studies has 1,773, faculty of business and communications studies has 2,794, faculty of Engineering has 1,627, faculty of environmental studies has 1,435, while faculty of science 1,920.
“All the programmes being run by this institution as at today are fully accredited by the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE), which is being the regulating body of all academic programmes in Nigerian polytechnics. The institution will continue to strive to attain excellence in all spheres of life. The institution is also expanding its scope of academic programmes.
“Two new programmes, National Diploma in Library and Information Science and Higher National Diploma in Mechatronics are expected to commence this academic session.
Fawole while felicitating with the graduands maintained that the spirit of tolerance, high moral standard and dedication to duty will see them through.
According to him,”You are going into the larger world that is different from the campus. The spirit of tolerance, high moral standard and dedication to duty which we added to spice your academic pursuit will definitely see you through your future endeavours. I urge you to be good ambassadors of The Polytechnic Ibadan.
“The Diplomas you are receiving today should make you proud of your years of training and remember that there is no inferiority in you except that which you allow.
“Graduates of Polytechnics are found in every field of human endeavours, be it commerce, government, industries. Remember the spirit of hardwork that we have impacted to you and the moto of the institution. Ise loogun Ise (Work is the antidote of poverty).
“You should also note that the certificates you are holding belong to The Polytechnic Ibadan and you must continue to defend the name and integrity of the institution bat any time”.