Daily Trust (Abuja)

Nigeria: 'Kaduna Polytechnic Awaits Conversion to Varsity'

Kaduna — The Kaduna State Polytechnic community is eagerly waiting for the conversion of the institution to City Technical University as announced by the Federal Government in 2006, Rector of the institution, Dr. Mohammed Bello Ibrahim has said.

In 206, the Federal Government announ-ced the conversion of Kaduna Polytechnic and Yaba College of Technology into univer-sities.

Speaking during the 2012 annual work-shop of Nigeria network operators held at the ins-titution yesterday, he said the institution is working hard to fit into the transformation agenda of President Goodluck Jonathan.

"As the polytechnic prepares towards transforming hopefully into City Technical University, I wish to assure the Federal Government and indeed the Federal Ministry of Education that the institution has all it takes to produce quality manpower either at the low, middle and higher level," he said.

He appealed to experts and relevant govern-ment agencies to partner with the institution in the area of ICT.

"As the most populous and well equipped polytechnic in Nigeria with about 25,000 students undertaking 138 academic prog-rammes in 38 departments, ICT inter-connectivity is a necessity," he said.

In his address, Executive Secretary of National Board for Technical Education, Dr. Mas'ud Adamu Kazaure, reiterated the commitment of his board to explore modern techniques for a conducive and effective learning environment in technical and voca-tional institutions.

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