The Federal Polytechnic Bauchi has matriculated 5,181 new students for the 2020/2021 Academic Session who were registered as bonafide students of the Institution.
The Rector of the Polytechnic, Arch Sanusi Waziri Gumau who stated this at the matriculation of the students on Saturday, said that for the academic session, the Federal Polytechnic, Bauchi received a total of 8, 604 applications out of which 8, 376 were admitted.
He gave the breakdown of the classes of the registered new intakes to be; HND 1,745; ND 2,227; Diploma 1,176 and IJMB 33.
The Rector told the matriculating students that It is a happy day for them because they are being matriculated, marking the beginning of their journey as bonafide students of this prestigious citadel of learning with all rights and privileges.
“It is a happy day for you because as students here, you will start to have a place for self-discovery, in not just your area of study, but also in skills acquisition, through our well-prepared entrepreneurial development centre in conjunction with the various academic departments.
“I owe you a responsibility. I must be quick to tell you that the day is not only about celebrations. It is also a day for solicitude, reflection and thanksgiving for the opportunity God almighty has provided you of gaining admission into the Federal Polytechnic, Bauchi.
“I said that because I know, you must know about someone, who has applied for admission into the Federal Polytechnic Bauchi but was not successful, due to one reason or another.
“This is enough a reason for you to jealously guard your admission and study hard in order not to waste your time and your parents’ hard-earned resources.
“On our side, we are doing everything humanly possible to provide an atmosphere favourable to teaching and learning. Pursuant to that, we are tilting our efforts in the provision of infrastructure in the Polytechnic.
“The road from HMT junction to Works and Maintenance Department, together with its drainage system has been completed, just as the drainage linking the second gate to the staff quarters “B” and “C” and Civil Engineering Department is being constructed.
“As we speak, we received communication from the NBTE on the approval for accreditation and re-accreditation of 19 programmes and another approval to commence 10 new ND and HND programmes as follows, National Diploma Computer Engineering, National Diploma Fisheries Technology, National Diploma Crime Management, National Diploma Cooperative Economics and Management and National Diploma Taxation,” he said.