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Bauchi Federal Polytechnic Matriculates 5,666 Students

Posted: Dec 13, 2015 at 4:29 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Patience Ogbodo-Iwuagwu, Bauchi

The Federal Polytechnic Bauchi on Saturday matriculated 5,666  students out of the 9,500 candidates who applied for admission for the 2015/2016 academic session.

The Rector of the Polytechnic Dr Shuaibu Musa who disclosed this during the 2015/2016 Matriculation Ceremony of New Students held at the 510 capacity lecture hall of the Institution urged  the Federal Government to Strengthen the National Board for Technical Education.

He said “95,500 applied for admission and 8,000 were admitted but only 5666 got registered and  were matriculated in line with the institution’s  carrying capacity.

Dr Musa urged the new student to be dedicated to their studies and demonstrate a food behavior saying ” you are here not only to learn but also to improve on your character and worth to yourself and the Society.

“I urged all of you to take the entrepreneurship training with all seriousness it deserves, it will give you the opportunity to an employer rather than become a job seeker at the end of your studies” Shuaibu stressed

The Rector urged the staid ends to be disciplined and comply with the institution’s rules and regulations. “To achieve what brought you  here you must shun examination malpractice, violence, rumour mongering, sexual harassment and observe the best code of behavior and social interaction as your guiding tenets”.

Shuaibu also emphasized on the issue of indecent dressing especially the female students saying the polytechnic has dress code which they must abide with.

The Rector however called on the Federal Government to strengthen the National Board for Technical Education for effective regulation of the Technical and Vocational Education.

He also lamented on the dichotomy between HND and Bachelor’s Degree, saying it has serious negative implications on its societal estimation adding “we are  calling on the Federal Government to remove the dichotomy and encourage all graduates of polytechnics to actualize their potentials and give their maximum contribution to the development of our nation”.