Federal Polytechnic, Ado-Ekiti

Federal Polytechnic, Ado-Ekiti is a Polytechnic in Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State, Nigeria. The current Rector is Engr. Dr Temitope John Alake.[1] The school is located along Ijan Ekiti road, in Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State, Nigeria.

The Federal Polytechnic Ado ekiti
The Federal Polytechnic Ado-Ekiti

Academics edit

Federal Polytechnic offers National Diploma and Higher National Diploma, certificate and professional programmes[2] in: architectural technology, urban and regional planning, surveying and geoinformatics, quantity surveying, civil engineering technology, mineral resources and engineering technology, mechanical engineering technology, electrical electronics engineering, computer science, science laboratory technology, glass/ceramics technology, food technology, statistics, Marketing, Accountancy, Banking and Finance, Business Administration and Management, Estate Management, and Office Technology and Management.[1] There are five schools: Business Studies, Engineering, Environmental Studies, Science and Computer Studies, and the newly established School of Agriculture and Agricultural Technology.[3][4]

History edit

The institution opened in January 1977 in Jos, Plateau State, as a college of technology with 350 National Diploma students. The following year it was relocated by the government to Akure, Ondo State, and in 1979 became a polytechnic. In 1982 it was moved again to Ado Ekiti, Akure becoming the location of the Federal University of Technology.[2] As of 2016 it had more than 10,000 full- and part-time students and approximately 1,500 staff.[2]

According to the rector, the institution has for years had problems with the destruction of agricultural facilities by herders.[5]

In 2015 and 2016 staff at Federal Polytechnic went on strike over a reclassification that reduced their salaries and accusations of corruption.[6][7][8] On 8 October 2017 the institution was closed indefinitely after either one or two students were reported to have died, possibly of malaria, and students rioted, destroyed property, and burned down the health centre.[9][10] The institution is currently opened and academic activities are ongoing smoothly.

Mission edit

To train and develop self-reliant manpower for Sustainable technological development

Vision edit

A technological institution disseminating qualitative and Practical knowledge for meaningful contribution to local And national technological development[citation needed]

National Mission For Polytechnic Education In Nigeria edit

The mission of Polytechnic Education is to produce knowledgeable and innovative graduates, worthy in character and public service for the technological advancement of the country

Gallery edit

References edit

  1. ^ a b "Courses Offered by Federal Polytechnic Ado Ekiti". CDNET.ng. Archived from the original on October 10, 2017. Retrieved 2017-10-09.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  2. ^ a b c "History of FPA". Federal Polytechnic, Ado-Ekiti. Archived from the original on 2017-10-10. Retrieved 2017-10-09.
  3. ^ "FPA Confirms Appointment of New Deans For its Four Schools". Federal Polytechnic, Ado-Ekiti. August 2017. Archived from the original on 2017-10-10. Retrieved 2017-10-09.
  4. ^ "Federal Polytechnic, Ado-Ekiti Announces Four New Appointments – The Federal Polytechnic, Ado-Ekiti". 22 March 2021. Retrieved 2021-05-12.
  5. ^ "Herdsmen destroy Fed Poly Ado Ekiti farms – Rector". P.M. News. 12 March 2016. Retrieved 2017-10-09.
  6. ^ "Ado-Ekiti Poly Staff Begin Indefinite Strike, Demand Rector's Sack". Africa Independent Television. 2015. Retrieved 2017-10-09.
  7. ^ "ASUP Suspends Strike At Fed Poly, Ado-Ekiti". The Tide. 20 March 2015. Retrieved 2017-10-09.
  8. ^ Emmanuel Ani (10 October 2016). "Ado Poly workers begin strike over alleged staff demigration". Daily Post. Retrieved 2017-10-09.
  9. ^ "Nigeria: Fed Poly Ado Ekiti Shut Indefinitely". AllAfrica.com. News Agency of Nigeria. 8 October 2017. Retrieved 2017-10-09.
  10. ^ Solomon Odeniyi (12 October 2017). "Campus Life: Student's death sparks violence in Ekiti". The Nation.

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