The Federal Polytechnic, Ilaro will tomorrow graduate over 10,000 students from the institution.
The graduands were from the 2019/2020 academic session and 2021/2022 academic calendar.
The Rector of the institution, Arc. Olusegun Aluko disclosed this in Ilaro at a press conference and valedictory speech in commemoration of the 20th convocation ceremony of the institution.
He pointed out that, out of the graduating students, 542 have distinctions, 3,257 students have upper credit, 4,657 have lower credit while 2,317 graduated with pass in both ND and HND programmes for the two sessions.
Arc. Aluko said that since he has been in the saddle for seven and half years as rector of the institution, a lot of innovations and projects as well as programmes have been brought to the school as part of his vision and mission before his assumption of office. Part of the projects and innovation include the accreditation of ND and HND mass communication programmes, Ilaro Poly radio with TV station in progress, fully equipped modern medical centre, assembly drone workshop for agriculture among others. He stressed that thirty four new programmes have been added to the existing seventy four programmes he met on ground adding that the school now has fourty three PHD holders to the existing figures. The polytechnic Rector said said he would be handing over the institution in September, 2022 more better than he met it physically, academically, structurally adding that he has achieved his goals and objectives in terms of ranking, technology and has cultivated 50 hectares of land for maize and cassava and for cattle ranch in the campus which has assisted in solving the problem of herders and farmers in the community. Arc. Aluko hinted that the institution has a robust and working relationship with the state government and enjoined his successor to build on the existing relationship. He said that his regret was his inability to achieve the cement technology in the campus where students on that field will be exposed to the process and making of the product. Arc. Aluko said he is confident that his successor will take up the challenge and ensure that the cement technology in the campus become a reality. While rounding off the press conference, he disclosed that a fellowship award will be given to Senator Olamilekan Adeola because of his contribution to the development of the institution through his projects on the campus and to the students.