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THE FEDERAL POLYTECHNIC OFFA
PUBLIC RELATIONS AND PROTOCOL UNIT
OFFICE OF THE RECTOR
9TH CONVOCATION & 25TH ANNIVERSARY
This is to inform the entire Polytechnic Community that the 9th Convocation and 25th Anniversary of the Institution will hold from Friday, 27th October to Thursday, 2nd November 2017.
The Programme of event is as follows:
Friday, 27th Oct. 2017
Sunday, 29th Oct. 2017
Chapel of Grace,
Tuesday, 31st Oct. 2017
Mini Campus (Tarmac)
Front of Administrative Building
Secondary School Quiz Competition
1,000 Capacity Hall
Wednesday, 1st Nov. 2017
1,000 Capacity Hall
Main Library Premises
Thursday, 2nd Nov. 2017
Commissioning of Projects/Street naming
Indoor Sports Hall,
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THE FEDERAL POLYTECHNIC OFFA
OFFICE OF THE REGISTRAR
APPROVED ACADEMIC CALENDAR FOR FIRST SEMESTER 2017/2018 ACADEMIC SESSION
RE: 2017/2018 SCREENING DATES FOR CANDIDATES WHO APPLIED FOR HND ADMISSIONS
This is to inform all candidates who applied for HND admission to The Federal Polytechnic, Offa that screening exercise earlier scheduled to commence on 9th October, 2017 has been rescheduled for Tuesday 3rd to Friday6th October, 2017 at the Polytechnic Main Campus along Offa-Ojoku Road:
Applied Science and Technology
1000 Lecture Theatre Capacity
Business and Management Studies
Communication and Information Technology
Library and Information Science Department
ETF ND LR
Building Technology Department
Screening interview commence by 9.00am each day.
All candidates are expected to come for screening with originals and photocopies of their certificates/credentials and are also advised to submit their Security Forms at the Security Unit on or before 3rd October, 2017, failure to do so will lead to disqualification of such candidates.
Candidates who fail to participate in the Screening exercise will not be considered for admissions.
ALH. ABDULHAMID O. RAJI
All candidates are expected to come for screening with originals and photocopies of their certificates/credentials and are also advised to submit their Security Forms at the Security Unit on or before 3rd October, 2017, failure to do so will lead to disqualification of such candidates
Office of The Registrar
COLLECTION OF UNCLAIMED CERTIFICATES
The Management of Federal Polytechnic, Offa has noted with concern that some graduates of the Institution have not collected their certificates. The Institution therefore wishes to inform all categories of graduates from the Institution who have not collected their certificates that, from November, 30th 2017,The Polytechnic will no longer entertain transaction for processing of transcript, admissions, nor give reference letters to such graduates.
Consequently, ex-students of the Institution who refuse to collect their certificates by the expiration date would be subjected to extra charge(s).
The Institution is therefore enjoining all graduates of the Federal Polytechnic Offa who are yet to collect their certificates to come forward for the processing and collection of such certificates without further delay.
Alh. Abdulhamid O. Raji
2017/2018 SCREENING DATES FOR CANDIDATES WHO APPLIED FOR HND ADMISSIONS
This is to announce to all candidates who applied for HND admission to The Federal Polytechnic, Offa that there will be screening exercise for all applicants in the Polytechnic Main Campus as scheduled below:
9th – 10th October, 2017
1000 Lecture Theatre
11th – 13th October, 2017
16th – 17th October, 2017
18th October, 2017
19th October, 2017
All candidates are expected to come for screening with all original and photocopies of their certificates/credentials.
THE FEDERAL POLYTECHNIC OFFA
OFFICE OF THE REGISTRAR
This is to inform candidates who choose Federal Polytechnic, Offa in the JAMB 2017 UTME that the screening will hold from Monday 18th to Friday 22nd September, 2017, in the Polytechnic Main Campus.
Details are as follows:
A. ELIGIBILITY OF CANDIDATES
The following categories of candidates are eligible to participate in the screening exercise.
* All Candidates who scored 150 and above in the 2017 JAMB UTME and who made Federal Polytechnic, Offa as their First and Second Choice Institution are expected to participate in the screening exercise.
B. REGISTRATION AND SCREENING PROCEDURE
All applicants for screening are to visit http://portal.fpo.edu.ng, and make payment of N2,000 with an ATM card that is inter switch compatible between Wednesday 6th and Sunday 17th September, 2017.
Fill required information, including O’level result(s), upload scanned copies of result(s)/certificate(s), state of origin and birth certificate and print out screening summary report. Candidates are required to come with Original and photocopy(s) of their SSCE results and appropriate scratch cards for the screening of their results.
C. Please note that any candidate who fails to participate in the screening exercise will not be considered for admission in the Polytechnic, and any false data entry during the online registration for screening will lead to disqualification of the candidate at any time so discovered.
D. All candidates are enjoined to visit the Polytechnic’s Website www.fpo.edu.ng for appropriate entry requirements for programmes of their choice and other relevant information.
FEDPOFFA, FUTMinna Strike Affiliation Deal
EFFORTS to carve an enviable inch for the Polytechnic, as envisioned by the Rector, Dr. Lateef Ademola Olatunji, recently yielded robust affiliation understanding between the Federal Polytechnic, Offa and the Federal University of Technology, Minna. Manifestation of the aforementioned was witnessed during a 3-day visit of a 15-Man Resource Assessment Committee from the University.
The visit was an offshoot from the request of the Polytechnic Management to enter into organizational partnership with the University. It would be recalled that the Management had indicated its interest to collaborate with the University in some academic programmes critical to sustaining science and technology development in the country.
While welcoming the team, Dr. Olatunji leading other Principal Officers, expressed Management’s commitment to the partnership. He assured the team of Management’s cooperation just as he thanked the University’s authorities for their interest in the Polytechnic.
Responding, leader of the team, Professor Emmanuel Udensi, said the visit was to inspect and assess both human and infrastructural facilities available for programmes where affiliation was intended. He added that the team was on a pre-National Universities Commission (NUC) visit but would adopt all NUC guidelines in resource assessment. He further added that it was important to visit for resource inspection in order to prepare the institution for the expected standard shape for NUC approval.
At the exit briefing, it was revealed that Polytechnic Management had requested affiliation in 12 academic programmes but due to inadequate very senior lecturers in two programmes, the tentative approval was granted for 10 namely; Civil Engineering; Computer Engineering; Electrical/Electronic Engineering; Mechanical Engineering; Computer Science; Building Technology; Food Science; Microbiology; Physics with Electronics and Biochemistry.
In its report, the team advised the Polytechnic Management to urgently address areas identified for improvement before the arrival of NUC. The team however, gave kudos to the Management on facilities and quality of staff in the departments under assessment.
The 15-Man Committee consisted of Prof. Emmanuel Udensi (Director, DCAL), Team Leader; Dr. F. A. Kuta (Dep. Director, AP); Dr. Moh’dAbubakarBitagi; Prof. Uno Uno(HoD, Physics); Prof. E. C. Egwim (HoD, Biochemistry); Dr. R. A. Jimoh (HoD, Building); Dr. Mustapha A. Mohammed (HoD, Civil Engineering); Dr. M. B. Abdullahi (HoD, Computer Science); Prof. J. C. Anuonye (HoD, Food Science); Dr. J. K. Kolo (HoD, Computer Engineering); Dr. J. Tsado (HoD, Electrical/Electronic Engineering); Dr. O. A. Olugboji (HoD, Mechanical Engineering); Prof. D. Damisa (HoD, Microbiology); Ruth Lamai-Odepidan (AR, DCAL) and Fatima Musa (Affiliation Desk Officer, DCAL).
Technological advancement: Nigeria Polytechnic’s responsibility
THE Rector, Federal Polytechnic Offa, Dr. Lateef Olatunji has charged Nigerian Polytechnics on the need to contribute towards the nation’s quest for technological transformation. He made this call at the fourth National Conference of the Polytechnic’s School of General Studies.
The Conference which was held recently in the Polytechnic has brought together scholars from across disciplines to deliberate over crucial national issues that will result in the expected technological advancement that the Nigeria nation needs dearly.
In his welcome address, Dr. Olatunji urged participants to deliberate on issues and seek answers to crucial questions that will bring about the desired transformation. “What should be or has been the role of the Polytechnic system in Nigeria as far as the nation’s quest for technological advancement is concerned? What has been done or left undone in this quest for advancement by Nigerians? These among several other questions should be raised and treated during the course of this conference and attempts should be made to provide the right answers to all these questions”, he remarked.
Earlier, the Rector commended the organizers of the Conference for coming up with such important topic – “The Pivotal Role of Polytechnic Education in Nigeria’s Quest for Socio-Economic and Technological Transformation” and other sub-themes that would eventually make the conference brain work holistic. In his words, “relevance of the main and sub-themes of this conference particularly in this period of recession being experienced in the country cannot be overemphasized. The School of General Studies, in choosing the theme of this conference, has engendered the feeling that the conference will live up to its billing as one conference that has brought together scholars from across disciplines to deliberate over crucial national issues”. He commended the Dean, Rev. Sunday Adeyemo and other members of staff of the School for keeping the flag of the good efforts towards academics and professional excellence flying. While he urged them to continue in the good work, he also charged other Schools in the Polytechnic to make extra efforts to improve in their contributions towards attainment of academic excellence in the Polytechnic.
In his speech, the Dean, School of General Studies, Rev. Adeyemo appreciated the Rector for his financial and moral supports which have contributed immensely to the success of the conference.
Staff Sch gets GCE center, celebrates 16th graduation ceremony
“Your school from our records has been identified as one of the examination centers that is not prone to examination malpractice and we are therefore willing to partner with the school in the conduct of the examination” these were words from West African Examination Council (WAEC) to the Polytechnic Staff Secondary School in a letter which confirms the approval of the School as a GCE center in Kwara state.
The Principal, Mr. O.A. Roberts, disclosed this during the sixteenth graduation ceremony of the School held recently at their premises.
Mr. Roberts, in his speech, described the Management of the Polytechnic under the leadership of Dr. Lateef Olatunji as committed, diligent, productive and dynamic. In his words, “God has used you to improve our welfare, and ensure a promising and glorious future for us. This School without any iota of doubt is the best within the vicinity and among the best in the federation. Our WAEC & NECO results, coupled with our outstanding performance in curricular activities such as quiz, debates and sports can attest to this. The discipline you have inculcated in both staff and students was handsomely rewarded as WAEC gave the School a GCE center approval.”
The Rector according to him has added more impetus to the accelerated drive to bring monumental developments and academic excellence to the school. He further urged the management to speed up actions in their plans to run ‘A’ Level programme in the school as all prerequisites and capacity are in place. He also pleaded with the management to flag off G.C.E. ‘O’ and ‘A’ Level London Examination programme in the school as soon as possible.
Mr. Roberts while congratulating the graduating students admonished them to be humble, honest and patriotic. He urged them to be good ambassadors of their families and Alma Mata because they are going into a more sophisticated community and must therefore remain focused not involving in any act that could truncate hopes and expectations of their parents and the nation.
All members of staff, executives of Parent/Teachers Association, Old Students Association, parents and well-wisher present at the occasion were well appreciated for their unflinching support toward the development of the school and the day’s ceremony.
The table below shows the School’s performance in the last WAEC/NECO results:
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FEDPOFFA Council promotes 317 senior teaching, non teaching staff
The newly constituted Governing Council of the Federal Polytechnic Offa, Kwara State has approved immediate elevation of a total number of 317 members of staff whose promotions were due in 2016
Spokesman of the Polytechnic, Mr. Yinka Iroye told newsmen that the development was at the instance of the Rector, Dr. Lateef Olatunji who was appointed in January by the Federal government.
Iroye said the new head of the institution presented and pressed for the approval of the outstanding promotion list to the inaugural meeting of the new Governing Council chaired by Chief Oseloka Zikora.
The Council had earlier met with both junior and senior workers of the institution whose union leaders among other requests prayed for the implementation of promotions that had been in arrears.
The chairman had at the occasion, praised the efforts of the Rector within few months in office to bring about notable developments and pursing staff welfare programmes.
Chief Zikora charged the staff to be diligent in their duties which would complement the resolve of the Rector, his management team and above all, the Governing Council to lift physical infrastructures, academic teaching and learning as well as welfare of workers including trainings and conferences.
The Rector also told the meeting that within six months in office, he had taken about thirty developmental endeavors including an open door policy to facilitate smooth relationship between the Management, Staff and students as well as causing a “regular, democratic and robust Academic Board Meetings”.
Others he said were repair of shuttle buses between the two campuses of the Polytechnic that is about ten kilometers apart to convey both students and staff to and fro; prompt implementation of Academic Board decisions and directives, provision of all needed office equipment like air conditioners, computer sets, photocopying machines, furniture and other fittings, prompt payment of Part-time Lecturers’ allowances, releasing funds for examination supervisions, renovation of students hostels, lecture rooms, among others.
He however gave catalogued of the pressing challenges of the Polytechnic which includes inadequate funding, improvement of infrastructural facilities at both campuses, upgrading of sports facilities and equipment, staff welfare, funding of out-sourced/casual workers, problem of transportation to and from campuses, students welfare while not less than seven projects of the lot needed urgent attention.
Poly Council to serve for excellence, welfare
The Federal Polytechnic Offa recently received the members of the newly inaugurated Governing Council of the Polytechnic at a colorful reception witnessed by members of staff, union members and students of the institutions.
In his welcoming address, the Rector, Dr. Lateef Olatunji, congratulated the Chairman Governing Council, Chief Oseloka Zikora and other members of the Council for their well-deserved appointment. The appointments are no doubt in recognition of their numerous contributions to the service and growth of this great nation.
Dr. Olatunji enumerated some of the resounding achievement his administration has recorded within the short span of time he assumed office among which are; open door policy, renovation of classrooms, renovation of ICT center, completion of School of Information and Communication Technology Building and movement of all Departments in the School to the main campus, prompt payment of staff salary, procurement of utility vehicle for student’s union, magnetic chalk boards in all lecture halls, Public address system in Stella Obasanjo and 1,000 capacity hall, donation of motorcycle to vigilante group in Offa Local Government, to mention but few.
In the same vein, Dr. Olatunji highlighted some of the challenges faced by the Management which militates against full actualization of its institutional goals and objectives. Inadequate fund, need to improve infrastructural facilities of both campuses, upgrading and acquisition of additional modern sporting facilities, transportation problems, welfare for student project that required immediate attention like provision of befitting office accommodation, beautification of both campuses, 1kilometers access road (dual-carriage) of the main campus among others.
However, Olatunji pledged his unflinching loyalty, cooperation, support, and dedicated to the progress and success of the Polytechnic to the Council Chairman. The three Unions, ASSUP, SANIP and NASU, also welcome the Chairman Governing Council and the other members and wish them well for their tenure. They also urged the Council members to look into some urgent needs of the Polytechnic.
In response, the Governing Council Chairman, Chief Oseloka commended the Rector, Dr. Lateef Olatunji and the management staff for the success so far recorded in the institutions within the last few months of resumption of office. He expressed appreciation for the colorful reception and promised that the Council would work hard by building on the existing successes so as to take the Polytechnic to higher level. He said that his members are committed to serve well, share ideas on how to move the Polytechnic forward and also to find solution to the various challenges facing the Institution.
FG Inaugurate Federal Polytechnics Governing Council
•Minister Adamu urges Polytechnics to drive quest for knowledge economy
The Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu has inaugurated the Chairmen and Members of the Governing Councils of Federal Polytechnics appointed recently by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Mallam Adamu enjoined the Councils to drive the polytechnics in the quest to shift from the focus on certificates acquisition to skills acquisition and from the production model to mechanization and capital intensity. “The responsibility of providing Nigeria’s large young population with the knowledge and skills needed by the labour market rests on you.” While congratulating the Council members on their appointment, he cautioned them to judiciously apply the institutions resources to add value and efficiency to outputs.
In an interview, the Chairman of the Governing Council of the Federal Polytechnic, Offa Oseloka Zikora expressed appreciation to the Hon Minister of Education for finding him fit for this position, and to the President and Commander in Chief of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari for approving the appointment. “I see this opportunity as a call to duty to serve my country and do my best to further the policies and lofty goals of Mr President and his government in education as ably driven by Hon. Minister Adamu Adamu. I am persuaded to work to promote the vision and mission of the polytechnic to train skilful, knowledgeable, industrious and technological manpower for sustainable national development.”
Zikora is a Public Sector / Development Communications specialist with over 30 years’ diverse experience and skills in journalism, public relations, public affairs/policy analysis, and public service delivery. He was until his appointment the Programme Coordinator, African Ministers Council on Water (AMCOW), where he deputizes for the Executive Secretary in the oversight management of the Secretariat of AMCOW, a specialized technical committee of the African Union primarily set up to provide political leadership, policy direction and advocacy in the provision, use and management of water resources for sustainable social and economic development and maintenance of continent’s African ecosystems. He also coordinates AMCOW publications and reports and acts as liaison with civil society, private sector and other partners on technical coordination issues as well serving as Secretary to the Technical Advisory Committee.
A prolific writer and Member of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations, Zikora in his early career worked as a Newscaster/Reporter with both Radio Nigeria and Nigerian Television Authority. Zikora has also served as the Head, Public Affairs, Geometric Power, an independent power project developer and was a one-time, Public Affairs Advisor with Shelter-Afrique, Nairobi (a pan African intergovernmental agency for housing finance).
He also had a chequered career as Industrial Relations Officer at Nigeria’s Petroleum Training Institute, Effurun. He holds a Master of Public Sector Management acquired from the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration, Achimota, Accra, Ghana, as well as a Bachelors’ degree in Mass Communication from the then Anambra State University of Technology, Enugu.
The Management wish to bring to the notice of the entire Polytechnic Community that the Governing Council and the Management has not proscribed the Students' Union of this Institution, and do not have the intention of doing so
The following are the issues at stake as they presently affect the Students' Union:
1) The security Agencies had hitherto advised the management on the security situation on campus concerning the Students' Union and their activities
2) The fear raised by the security agencies manifested itself with the pandemonium witnessed on the mini campus on the eve of the Students' Representative Council (SRC) election.
3) The management viewed the incident with serious concern and invited all the security agencies in Offa Local Goevernment to the meeting of Expanded Campus Security Committee where all issues relating to campus security and in particular as it affect the 2017/2018 Students' Union election were discussed.
4) Taken into consideration all security reports, the security agencies were all strongly of the opinion that no election of any kind is advisable with the present security situation on campus.
5) The management was adviesd to put certain mahinery in motion and postpone the forthcoming election till further notice when the security in and around the campuses improves.
Having taken all these into consideration, the management informed the Governing Council of the development. The Council subsequently invited the Students' Union executives who equally concured with the security advice that the security situation on campus is not conducive for an election for now.
At this juncture, the management wishes to reiterate her commitment to the 2016/2017 academic calendar vis avis: 2nd semester 2016/2017 examination scheduled for July to August 2017, and subsequent mobilization of all HND II students for NYSC without any interuption.
For avoidance of doubt, the management wish to further state that the students' Union has not been proscribed. The present Students' Union executives are still on board and are effectivelly performing their function, its only the election that has been postponed.
The Rector, Dr. Lateef Olatunji has urged staff of the Polytechnic to imbibe the attitude of punctuality and dedication to duty as a watchword. This statement was made recently in a chat with the FEDPOFFA BULETIN. The Registrar, Alhaji Abdulhamid Raji, in a recent memo released to the staff of the Polytechnic also warned staff members to desist from late coming.
Dr. Olatunji said that, the Management will no longer tolerate truancy, lateness and non-punctuality of staff members, adding that, any member of Staff caught in the act shall be disciplined in accordance with the Polytechnic's regulations.
In a related development, the Head of Accountancy Department, Mr. Yekeen Salmon has commended the 'leadership by example' attitude of the Rector.
Mr. Salmon who is the Head of Rector's Department, described Dr. Olatunji as very hardworking, positive minded, factual and intelligent. He attributes the revival of the then Financial Studies Department now Accountancy, to the effort of Rector.
'We have been together since 1996, since then, I see leadership traits in him. Dr. Olatunji rescued the Department of Financial Studies when the Department was at the verge of collapse. He took it upon himself, put all resources together and brought back live to the Department. He doesn't believe in impossibility. As an accountant, he is a good manager of time. He attends classes and departmental meetings promptly. His punctuality and promptness in class even as a Rector, has brought a gradual positive change of attitude to the Department despite his tight schedule', he explained. Salmon therefore call on all staff of the institution to emulate these great attribute from the Rector.
While speaking on his agenda, Salmon said that, the Department is planning a twenty years anniversary of the Department. He also said the Department will soon have its own laboratory in a bid to take the profession to the next level since the world today is all about technology.
Further, Salmon disclosed that one of the courses offered in the Department, 'Peach tree accounting', has singled out a former student of the Polytechnic in his place of primary assignment in Kano State. The Accountancy laboratory will further help expand their knowledge on the Peach tree accounting and other courses. Accreditation of all national and international financial bodies such as ICAN and ACCA is also another area where the Department is working towards.
The Federal Polytechnic, Offa is inviting application from suitably qualified candidates into two years National Diploma (ND) Part-Time programme for 2016/2017 session in the following departments:
SCHOOL OF ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES
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i. Building Technology
ii. Estate Management
iii. Quantity Surveying
iv. Urban and Regional Planning
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS FOR NATIONAL DIPLOMA (ND) (P/T)
The entry requirements are as follows:
SSC, GCE O'Level, NTC/NBC (WAEC/NECO/NABTEB O'Level Exams)
Candiates are expected to possess at least five (5) credit passes in relevant subjects including English Language & Mathematics obtained at not more than two (2) sittings.
For details on entry requirements peculiar to each of the courses above, candidate should visit the FEDPOFFA website; www.fpo.edu.ng
METHOD OF APPLICATION FOR ALL PROGRAMMES
To apply on-line for ND programmes, candidates are to visit the Polytechnic website www.fpo.edu.ng, click on admission to fill application form, and thereafter make payment of Ten Thousand naira with an ATM card that is inter switch compatible
NOTE: Submission of application form closes on Friday 9th December, 2016.
Please note that any false data entry during the online registration will lead to disqualification of the candidate at any time so discovered.
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The Rector, Federal Polytechnic Offa, Dr. Lateef Olatunji has said that his office is wide open to all forms of advise, criticism and individual opinions on how to move the polytechnic forward. He made this statement recently at a get-together dinner party organized for him by his friends and family in Abuja and Lagos at Avalon Hotel, Offa.
Dr. Olatunji expressed his gratitude to God Almighty who has counted him worthy for the great task of paddling the ship of the Federal Polytechnic, Offa. He thanked friends and family for standing by him and also commended members of staff for maintaining peace and harmony within the institution.
While he prayed for peace and progress for the institution, Dr. Olatunji promised to put God first in all his endeavors. He urged staff members and also friends of the Polytechnic to relate with him freely and offer advice that will help the Polytechnic grow.
Also at the event, Dr. Kenneth Unafe, Director of Entrepreneurship Development Centre (EDC), commended the Rector for being a motivator for all his friends and colleagues at the polytechnic. He said, Dr. Olatunji has always been an academician per excellence, who has always put academic matters first. 'He is not a tribalistic man; his attitude to people has earned him love and solidarity from members of the Polytechnic', he said. He admonished everyone to emulate this attitude.
Other goodwill messages at the event were from Chairman SSANIP, Ayo Bankole, HOD Humanities, Mr. Ibrahim, Comptroller of Customs, Kunle Oyeleke, Architect Popoola (organizer of the program) among others.
Chief Gbadamosi, Ajiroba of Offa prayed for wisdom and strength for the Rector for a peaceful tenure and also prayed for growth and speedy development of the Polytechnic during this tenure. He urged members of the Polytechnic to cooperate with the new Rector because development can only be achieved in an atmosphere of peace and tranquility.
Also present at the ceremony were, Mr. & Mrs. Tunji Giwa (Shanfe), Assistant Comptroller Customs; Head of Public Relations and Protocols Unit, Yinka Iroye, other members of staff of the Polytechnic and family members of the Rector.
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