The Rector of Enugu State Polytechnic, Iwollo, Dr. Nnamdi Nwankwo said plans have been concluded by the institution to commence civil, mechanical and robotic engineering at its engineering school.
Dr. Nwankwo, a Reverend Father, said so on Friday during the polytechnic matriculation ceremony held at Agu-Obu in Ezeagu LGA of Enugu State. He added that polytechnics of engineering and agriculture were encouraged to develop innovative products.
According to the rector, the institution is making gradual progress in all areas. One of them, he said, was the institution’s move to its permanent site. He added that the bottlenecks that some polytechnic students have had so far with the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, which affected their mobilization for the National Youth Service Corps program, have been resolved. He revealed that some poly students were mobilized during Batch-B Stream I 2022.
Apart from accreditation, Dr. Nwankwo said that the polytechnic of entrepreneurship recently approved by the institution’s board of trustees will soon generate revenue.
He thanked Polytechnic Visitor and Governor of Enugu State, Rt Hon Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi for providing the necessary support to the institution to make it a standard.
Fr. Nwankwo also hailed Hon. Hillary Chinedu Onu, Chairman of the Polytechnic Board of Trustees, for his tireless efforts to move the institution forward.
Dr. Ejike Ajibo, Deputy Rector and Director of the Polytechnic’s Udenu Campus, told the students to embrace the virtues to be good ambassadors for the Polytechnic.
Amb Lawrence Agubuzu, Chairman of the Council of Traditional Rulers of Enugu State, commended the polytechnic for its innovations and academic excellence.
The highlight of the ceremony was the administration of the Oath of Registration to enrolled students.
They expressed their joy with the school and pledged to stay focused.
It has been learned that the polytechnic has three campuses in Iwollo, Enugu and Ezimo (Udenu campus). The expansion of the polytechnic, according to our correspondent, is the brainchild of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi.