The management of Adamawa Polytechnic,Yola, yesterday 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 newsmen in Yola that the development was first of its kind in the history of the institution.
Umar said, "the institution has recorded a remarkable achievement where about seven new courses were accredited by the NBTE."
He said the accredited programmes include mass communication, social development, business administration and four engineering courses.
According to him, the management of the institution is making arrangements to establish a radio station where students will receive training, following the approval of the mass communication course.
Umar added that the institution is making efforts to ensure that the accreditation of other relevant courses during the next visit of the board.
He said the state government spent a lot on the upgrade 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