HME Approves Four New Private Polytechnics

The Honourable Minister of Education, Mal. Adamu Adamu has approved the establishment and take-off of four new Private Polytechnics including Bellarks Polytechnic, Kwale, Delta State; I-CON Universal Polytechnic, Osogbo, Osun State; Iwo City Polytechnic, Iwo, Osun State; and Ihechukwu Madubuike Institute of Technology, Isuochi, Abia State.

The acting Executive Secretary of the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) Engr. ADK Muhammad who conveyed the Honouttrable Minister of Education’s approval to the proprietors separate letters referenced C/TEB.476/Vol.V/132…to 135 dated 5th February, 2021 said the approval for the establishment of the new Private Polytechnics was in line with the provision of Act CAP E3 LFN, 2004 with effect from 29th January, 2021.

At the I-CON Universal Polytechnic, Osogbo, the Board approved the commencement/Interim Accreditation for the National Diploma (ND) Electrical/Electronic Engineering Technology with one stream of 30 students; Computer Engineering Technology with one stream of 30 students; Computer Science with one stream of 30 students; and Statistics with one stream of 30 students.

In the same vein, Approval/Interim Accreditation was granted to the Iwo City Polytechnic in six ND programmes with one stream of 30 students each in Electrical/Electronic Engineering Technology, Computer Engineering Technology, Computer Science, Statistics, and Science Laboratory Technology, while ND Accountancy was granted approval with one stream of 40 students.

Also, Bellarks Polytechnic, Kwale was granted Approval/Interim accreditation in five ND Programmes  with one stream of 30 students each including; Electrical/Electronic Engineering Technology, Computer Engineering Technology, Computer Science, Statistics; and ND Business Administration with one stream of 40 students.

Ihechukwu Madubuike Institute of Technology, Isuochi got Approval/Interim Accreditation in five ND programmes with one stream of 30 of students each in Electrical/Electronic Engineering Technology, Computer Engineering Technology, Computer Science, Statistics; and ND Business Administration with one stream of 40 students.

The Board also stated that the approval was subject to the institutions admitting not more than the approved number of streams as indicated in their letters of approval, and with strict compliance to the regulations and Government Policies as they affect private institutions.

The Board further directed the new institutions to note that “The approved programmes should commence from 2020/2021 academic session, otherwise the approval to commence the programmes lapses; thereafter, admission can only be allowed to take place after a fresh resource inspection visitation has been carried out at the instance of the institution”.