Ibadan Poly Graduates 9,549
IBADAN – No fewer than 9,549 students on Friday were awarded various academic certificates in both National Diploma (ND) and Higher National Diploma (HND), by the management of the Polytechnic Ibadan.
Professor Olatunde Fawole, Rector of the institution, made the disclosure during the 32nd/33rd combined convocation of the polytechnic held at the institution’s sports pavilion.
At the ceremony were the Governor of Oyo State, Senator Abiola Ajimobi who was 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.
Fawole while speaking said, “The Polytechnic Ibadan is today graduating a total 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 would see them through.