The Kogi State Polytechnic, Lokoja, has received full accreditation for all her academic programmes by the National Board for Technical Education.
This was disclosed Wednesday when the Rector of the Polytechnic, Dr. Usman Ogbo, officially presented the accreditation letters to the Commissioner for Education, Science, and Technology, Hon. Wemi Jones, in his office in Lokoja. Dr. Ogbo said the school was able to achieve the feat owing to the support and enabling environment created by Governor Yahaya Bello, expressing confidence that the Kogi State Polytechnic had become coveted among polytechnics in the country. The Rector disclosed that asides from the accreditation which was made possible by the cream of professionals attracted to the institution in the field of engineering and other courses, a feat made possible by the support of the governor, equally praised the well-motivated staff and management team of the institution.
Dr. Ogbo expressed happiness with the quality of graduates the institution was now producing and pointed out that the ratings of the institution by professionals and other bodies called for commendation. Kogi State Polytechnic, he disclosed, is first amongst its peers. Receiving the Rector, the Kogi State Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Hon. Wemi Jones described the full accreditation gotten by the institution as the mother of all accreditations made possible by Governor Yahaya Bello.
Asides from the accreditation, he lauded the ongoing infrastructural development ongoing in the institution and described Gov. Yahaya Bello as a leader passionate about the future of the younger generation.
The Commissioner praised the Rector of the institution for giving the citadel of learning a facelift in academic standards and infrastructure, adding that the institution, which was known as a bastion of cultism and other negative social vices, had today become a positive reference under the leadership of Dr. Ogbo, with the enabling environment created by Gov. Yahaya Bello.