UYO – The National Board for Technical Education (NBTE), has granted approval to 21 academic programmes of Trinity Polytechnic, Mbak/Ifa in Uyo Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State.
Rector of the Polytechnic, Mr. Kingsley Udoibok made this known to newsmen in Uyo at the weekend.
He disclosed that, all the academic programmes of the institution were granted approval by the board thereby given validity and quality assurance to the courses in the Polytechnic.
According to him, ” a letter dated 27 May 2022, signed by the Director, Polytechnic Programmes, Arc. Ngbede Ogoh for Executive Secretary and copied to the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, Abuja, reads: with reference to the quality assurance visitation carried out by the board to your institution from 26 – 30 April 2022, that the board has approved the accreditation of the following programmes offered by your institution for a period of five years with effect from 2021/2022 session.
“This means, the board was satisfied with the facilities and equipment already in place in Trinity Polytechnic, which was the main reason the institution was granted accreditation”.
He thanked God for the accreditation granted the institution stressing that, it did not come on the platter of gold but dint of hard work and discipline.
The Rector, who was pioneer registrar explained that, the school commenced operation on 24th October 2016 and all the courses put forth for inspection/take off were approved, while operational license was also issued as a private Polytechnic without any revisit by the regulatory agency.
“We started with 500 students, I’m speaking as a pioneer registrar of this institution, by the second year, students population increased to 600 showing that, the school has what it takes in terms of facilities and personnel for the students to learn.
“We succeed because our institution has proven what Polytechnic education should look like and we pay attention to quality assurance and it is an approved institute for ICAN, ATS and Project Management examinations.
Programmes approved by the NBTE include; Electrical/Electronics Engineering, Computer Engineering, science la
According to him, the areas of the entrepreneurship programme include; plumbing, welding and fabrication, confectionery, fishery, poultry farming,rabbit farming,paint making, detergents and fumigation,ICT in all fields of specialization.
He stated that every student has to pass through their 3 or 6 months Entrepreneurship Programme before graduating based on area of interest and choice,”all the solar installations done in our school are done by our students as part of their practice”.
The Rector called on parents to use Trinity Polytechnic,in the ongoing 2022/2023 admission exercise as first choice institution for their children to deal with the economic reality in the country.
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