The Rector, Dr Samson Odedina, who led the Management team briefed the host of the Government support to the institution since it was returned to status quo ante in June, 2019.
Penpushing further reports that Odedina said that the importance of the meeting was to reopen relationship with all Polytechnic stakeholders in order to bring the institution to its rightful place among the comity of Institutions in Nigeria.
The Rector said effort is ongoing to launch the institution back into prominence in the 2019/2020 admission with the Joint Admission Matriculation Board (JAMB) returning the polytechnic status to its portal and National Board For Technical Education (NBTE).
Penpushing also reports that Odedina assured the revalidation and accreditation of 44 programmes previously run by the Polytechnic, while new programmes including its first set of Agricultural and land-related courses in its forty years of existence.
The Rector added that the institution is also taking advantage of the new Polytechnic act recently signed by President Muhammadu Buhari, that now empowers Polytechnics to partner with other relevant institutions to produce high-level manpower.
Penpushing reports that in his response, Abudu, who is also a Fellow of the Institution expressed joy for having the Management of the Polytechnic on a courtesy visit, recounting his relationship with the institution and his belief in educational development as well as the relevance of the institution in filling the gaps in capacity building and employment generation in Nigeria.
The Nonagenarian educationist commended the Management for resolving to turn around the institution with consultation and revalidation of relationship with major stakeholders of the Polytechnic.
Penpushing further reports that Abudu, who is also the Mayegun of Egbaland, therefore promised his unflinching support to corroborate the Management’s drive to rebranding the foremost forty year old polytechnic.