Auchi Poly dismisses 40 students and will launch 12 new programs

The administration of Auchi Polytechnic in Edo has disclosed how it expelled 40 students for falsifying results and failing to meet admission requirements for some programs.

According to a news release issued by the institution's Information and Public Relations Unit on Wednesday and signed by Adebola Ogunboyowa, the students were dismissed as a result of the results of the regular verification process for the 2020–2021 academic year.

Ogunboyowa claims that the affected students forged and fabricated test results in order to be admitted to National Diploma (ND) and Higher National Diploma (HND) programs.

According to Ogunboyowa, the expelled students came from a variety of polytechnic departments.

She also revealed that Dr. Salisu Umar, the institution's rector, had suggested 12 new programs to start during the academic year 2022–2023.

Printing technology, welding and fabrication technology, supply chain management, taxation, library and information science, leisure and tourism management technology, and social development are among the new programs.

Others include crop production technology, economics and development studies, microfinance and enterprise development, computer engineering technology, agricultural extension and management, and economics and development studies.

According to her, the idea is in line with the Rector's commitment to reposition the polytechnic and make it enviable in the nation and beyond.

“In pursuit of the Rector's vision, 12 new programmes at both National Diploma and Higher National Diploma are proposed for resource inspection by the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE).

Ten of the proposed programs, according to Ogunboyowa, “are for the ND level, and two are at the HND level.”

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