By Victor Otuya & Macaulay Wilson

 

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The National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) has   ranked the  Delta State Polytechnic, Otefe-Oghara as the  seventh  best state polytechnic in the country  and the first  in Delta State in its  recent assessment of polytechnics in Nigeria.

This is the first time since the establishment of the Delta State Polytechnic, Otefe – Oghara, to receive such ranking from the NBTE.

Staff and students have been commending the Rector, Engr. Prof Emmanuel A. Ogujor for
his laudable initiatives geared toward overhauling and development of the  state- owned tertiary institution.

They enjoined the Rector not to relent in his effort so that before the completion of his tenure, the Polytechnic would not only have consolidated its ranking in the state but also take the lead among States owned polytechnics across the country.

The visibly elated Rector thanked the NBTE for honoring the Polytechnic with the assessment report.

He dedicated the ranking to the polytechnic visitor, H.E. Sen. Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, the Executive Governor of Delta State, the Governing Council, management, staff, students, and those that have sacrificed their time and resources in ensuring that the polytechnic occupies its place in the comity of technical tertiary institutions in the country.

The Otefe Poly Rector remarked that the NBTE rating is in recognition of the extraordinary efforts and commitment by stakeholders in encouraging and strengthening excellence in the
polytechnic general administration, teaching and learning as well as repositioning of the polytechnic to excel in its core mandate- “Technology for Entrepreneurship”.

Prof. Ogujor noted that on assumption of duty as the fourth substantive rector, he
outlined his vision for the polytechnic which among other things include “a staunch focus and determination to propel and energize the Polytechnic to a greater height with the aim of churning out world-class graduates capable of providing services to humanity across the globe.”

The NBTE rating, “is recognition of our relentless and selfless efforts towards the actualization of our set out vision and goals for the polytechnic,” he said.