The Federal Polytechnic, Ado-Ekiti has been described as the most productive Polytechnic in Africa, in which its uniqueness cannot in any way be compared to other institutions.
This commendation was given by the President of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) Comrade Danielson Akpan Bamidele during a courtesy visit of NANS Executive to the Institution.
Comrade Danielson Akpan Bamidele stated that the purpose of the NANS visit was to ask after the welfare of the Polytechnic’s students as well as to identify the area of crisis and proffer solution to such.
Speaking further, Comrade Bamidele urged the School Management to consider splitting school fees payment into two, so as to enable average students among them pay per semester as this will reduce, to some extent the number of students who often drop out as a result of their inability to pay on time.
However, he requested the school management to put more effort in equipping both the School Library and Laboratories as these will help in further enhancing students’ capacity and make them fit and employable.
He also appealed to the school management to provide more comfortable accommodation for the students to enable them feel relax.
Responding, the Rector of the Federal Polytechnic, Ado-Ekiti, Dr. Dayo H. Oladebeye commended the NANS President, Comrade Bamidele for his quest towards driving sanity to Nigerian Institutions.
Dr. Oladebeye used the occasion of the visit to solicit for NANS advocacy in respect of adequate funding of Nigerian Polytechnics, describing such improved funding as a way of achieving technological and entrepreneurial development in the country.
The Rector also commended the Polytechnic’s Students’ Union leaders for maintaining and obeying the rules and regulations of the Institution, most especially in the last one year.
The Polytechnic Registrar, Mrs. K.O. Ekanem in her remarks noted that it was advisable for students’ leaders to always relate with the Institution’sManagement so that they could be effectively carried along in their day to day activities.