The Management of Adamawa Polytechnic,Yola, on Thursday confirmed the accreditation and approval of seven new courses in the institute by the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE).
Rector of the Institution Prof. Bobboi Umar told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Yola that the development was first of its kind in the history of the institution.
Umar said, " the institution is able to record a remarkable achievement where about seven new courses were accredited by the NBTE."
He explained that, the accredited programmes include mass communication, social development, business administration and four engineering courses.
According to him, the management of the institution is making arrangement to establish a radio station where students will receive training, following the approval of the mass communication course.
Umar, however, said that the institution was making effort to ensure that the accreditation of other relevant courses was successful during the next visit of the board.
He said that the state government had spent a lot on upgrading and expansion of the institution where nine departments and administrative buildings were constructed.
"Government has also supplied the institution with modern and sophisticated teaching equipment that can compete with any polytechnic in the country," he added.(NAN)