The Rector of Adamawa State Polytechnic, Professor Ibrahim Umar has announced that the institution will begin degree programmes in nine courses from November 2018.
The nine courses according to the Rector are all from the sciences and social sciences departments of the institution.
Umar also said that the degree program is in affiliation with Federal University, Dutse in Jigawa State and Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.
For smooth take off, he added that the Polytechnic has recruited more lecturers.
Moreover, the rector said that the institution has gotten approval from ABU to run Economics, Management, Accountancy, Computer Sciences and English Languages courses. While the Federal University of Dutse too has approved Criminology, Political science, Economics and Sociology for the 2019-2020 session.
NBTE says the Polytechnic Ibadan is the best state-owned vocational tertiary institution in Nigeria
However, while Adamawa State Polytechnic is starting degree programs, the Polytechnic Ibadan is declared the best state polytechnic in Nigeria.
Following the recent ratings of Polytechnics across the country, the National Board of Technical Education (NBTE) said the Polytechnic Ibadan is the best state government-owned polytechnic in Nigeria.
According to the Guardian, the rating of the Polytechnic was announced in a statement issued by the Executive Secretary of the board, Dr Musa’udu Adamu Kazaure.
The statement reads partly; ’the NBTE in its pilot ranking of polytechnics in the country, which covered 2015/2016 and 2016/2017 academic sessions, ranked The Polytechnic, Ibadan, as the best state-owned polytechnic in the country.