The Jigawa State Polytechnic, Dutse, says it has applied to the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) for approval to offer new programmes and admit more students.
The Registrar of the Institution, Alhaji Iliyasu Hussaini, spoke with newsmen on the development in Dutse on Friday.
Hussaini said the institution had also applied for re-accreditation of some programmes, where the ones earlier given had expired.
He said the NBTE officials had visited the institution for resource verification assessment of both human and material resources.
“About 60 officials from NBTE came for resource verification assessment of human and material resources regarding our request for accreditation, re-accreditation and new streams, which is carrying capacity in some programmes.
“They went round and saw all the facilities we have, they interacted with the lecturers, they have seen our capacity in terms of human resource, infrastructure and equipment. We hope that all our requests will be approved,” he said.
The registrar said that the board recommended that the institution needed additional technologists, technicians, workshops as well as qualified office secretaries.
“These are grey areas they talked about and we will by the grace of God forward it to the executive,” he said.
According to him, in the area of carrying capacity, the institution wants to double the number of students it admits in ND/HND Computer, ND Electrical and Electronic Engineering, ND Building, ND Quantity Survey and ND Architecture.
Hussaini said the institution had also applied for accreditation of ND Social Development and HND Mechanical Engineering.
He said that the management had applied for the re-accreditation of ND/HND Accountancy, ND/HND Science Laboratory Technology, ND/HND Public Administration, ND/HND Business Administration and ND/HND Statistics. (NAN)