Femi Makinde, Osogbo
The National Board for Technical Education has commended the Osun State Polytechnic, Iree for regularly upgrading the Information and Communications Technology skills of its staff members and students.
The representative of the NBTE, Mr. Ayo Aroge, gave the commendation at the opening of a three-day workshop on Open Distance and Flexible Learning Programmes held at the ICT centre of the institution for its workers.
The NBTE official, according to a statement by the school’s Media Relations Officer, Mr. Tope Abiola, attributed various achievements recorded by the polytechnic to the regular training of its staff members and students, saying that was the best way to impart knowledge to the people.
He was quoted as stating, “The NBTE commends the management of the Osun State Polytechnic, Iree for organising regular ICT training for its workers and students, and for paying a special attention to upgrading their skills.
“The NBTE also commends doggedness of the management of this polytechnic, especially the proactive nature of the Rector, Dr. Jacob Agboola, at the NBTE Rectors’ workshop held in Kaduna recently.
“Dr. Agboola’s contributions at the workshop suggested solutions to someone bothering on issues affecting the growth of polytechnic education in Nigeria.”
The rector reiterated the institution’s commitment to the members of staff and students to provide more modern ICT programmes that would make OSPOLY stand out among various polytechnics in Africa.
Agboola, who was represented by Dr. Femi Ademiluyi, thanked the NBTE management for approving OSPOLY for the OPDL workshop out of the 12 polytechnics that competed for the programme in Nigeria.
He explained that the workshop was to enable staff members and students of the institution to familiarise themselves with e-learning ICT programmes, which will soon be used for teaching, learning, conduct of examination and other academic activities in the polytechnic instead of the usual manual teaching method.
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