Edo state polytechnic usen has matriculated 1,050 new students into its national diploma and higher national diploma programe for the 2021/ 2022 academic session.
In an address, the Rector, professor abiodun falodun applauded Edo State governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki, for his consistent support in ensuring that the institution becomes a world-class Polytechnic. He noted that the governor was instrumental for the success recorded during the last accreditation and resource inspection of programmes in the polytechnic.
According to him, “It is my pleasure to inform you that during the last accreditation exercise, some academic programmes were fully accredited by NBTE. The Management is also making preparations to invite NBTE for accreditation and resource inspection of more programmes (precisely, the NBTE team will visit Edo Poly 23rd and 24th March). Our sincere gratitude to His Excellency, Mr Godwin Obaseki for the invaluable assistance in the accreditation exercise”
Professor abiodun falodun also recount the achievement of the Polytechnic in the aspect of producing market ready graduates. He stressed that the polytechnic has instituted the Greg Ogbeifun Institute of Maritime Technology, the Santua Institute of Horticulture Technology, the Austin Laz Institute of Refrigeration Technology and a new programme in Crime Management as the polytechnic mandate is to produce functional, quality and market ready graduates who will provide the needed technical manpower for industries.
He added that the Germany Embassy in Nigeria has approved Edo state Polytechnic Usen as a hub for job creation and urged the students to embrace innovative initiatives of the polytechnic that will groomed them as topnotch in their chosen programmes and shun cultism as the polytechnic has zero tolerance for cult activities and other anti-social behaviours.
In a matriculation lecture titled “Polytechnic Students’ Academic Journey Between Matriculation and Graduation.” Prof. Mon Nwadiani, from the Department of Educational Management
University of Benin urged the matriculants to deliberately drive and sustain the realization of their dream and vision through the activation of cogno-emotional intelligence. With emphasis on moral values, Prof. Mon Nwadiani advocated that students should be found worthy both in learning and character before issuing of academic certificates to them.