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The Poly Ibadan emerges best state-owned polytechnic in Nigeria

The Polytechnic, Ibadan has been named as the best state Polytechnic in Nigeria in the recent ranking by the National Board of Technical Education (NBTE), following a pilot ranking by the board.

Federal Polytechnic Nekede, Imo State was ranked the best overall while The Polytechnic, Ibadan was ranked the best among the state polytecnics.

The ranking, according to the board, was based on some factors including the total number of programmes with full accreditation, percebpercentage of courses with full accreditation and iabingenuity of the institution to introduce programmes in New and emerging fields.

In a statement by the Executive Secretary of the Board, Dr. Musa’udu Adamu Kazuare, "The NBTE in its pilot ranking of Polytechnics in the country which covered 2015/2016 and 2016/2017 academic sessions ranked The Polytechnic, Ibadan as the best State owned Polytechnic in the country’

The statement explained that the ranking was based on several criteria consisting of total number of programmes with full accreditation, percentage of programme with full accreditation, ability of institution to introduce programmes in new and emerging fields.

He said others include; capacity building of staff both within and outside Nigeria, teaching quality including staff student/ ratio, incorporation of Entrepreneurship Education into the institutions curriculum, fully established Entrepreneurship Development Centers (EDC) among other criteria

The Scribe noted that  general ranking of all Polytechnics in the country irrespective of ownership placed The Polytechnic, Ibadan at the fourth position with the Federal Polytechnic, Nekede, Imo State, Federal Polytechnic, Ilaro, Ogun State and Kaduna Polytechnic, Kaduna State emerging first, second and third respectively among the 112 ranked Polytechnic in the country

The management of The Polytechnic, Ibadan however promised to continue to strive for the highest standard.

The Polytechnic, Ibadan was established uinnder the probpvisikns of the Principal Edict in 1970 t to successor to succeed Technical College, Ibadan and thus cited as the Polytechnic, Ibadan Edict 1970.

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