Federal Polytechnic Bida on Thursday said that it has concluded arrangements to introduce 16 new programmes.
The Rector of the institution, Dr. Abubakar Dzukogi, made this known after receiving the Africa Meritorious Service Award by the Africa Leadership Transparency Initiative, ALTI, in Bida.
Dzukogi listed the new courses to include welding and fabrication, taxation, insurance, mechatronic, pharmaceutical technology, nutrition, leisure and tourism and computer engineering.
Others are horticulture technology, financial mathematics, library and information technology, local government studies, industrial and labour relation and crop production technology.
He revealed that the programmes would come on stream in the 2016/2017 session.
“We are adding 16 programmes; we have done all the paper work and the regulatory body will soon be coming to assess our resources so that we can start the programmes immediately.
“If things go according to plan, we should start running the new programmes when the new session commences later in the year,” he said.
The rector dedicated the award to staff and students of the school, adding that it would spur him on to greater success.
In his remarks, the ALTI president, Mr. Mike Olorunfemi, said that the award was in recognition of the rector’s giant strides in the institution since taking office about a year ago.
He said that the group conducted performance evaluation and assessment of administrators of tertiary institutions in the country and Bida poly came out on top.
“He has repositioned the school and initiated a lot of projects and we are happy to identify with this man of excellence.
“We hope that by the time he completes his tenure, he would have taken this institution to its desired height.

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