The Vice Chancellor (VC) of the University of Maiduguri (Unimaid), Prof Aliyu Shugaba, has said that the Federal Polytechnic, Bauchi, Bauchi State, has all the necessary structures, facilities and manpower to run degree programmes in management and social sciences.
Prof Shugaba stated this when he led a team from the university which was at the polytechnic to perfect the process of affiliation through resource verification – one of the requirements for approval to run degree programmes by the National Universities Commission (NUC).
Represented by the DVC Academics, Prof Sa’idu Baba, the VC applauded the management of the polytechnic for having in place all the necessary structures, workshops and requisite manpower needed to train students at degree level.
He said with what was on ground, they were confident that the NUC, which is the approving authority for degree programmes, would grant the polytechnic the right to run degree programmes.
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The Rector of the polytechnic, Sani Usman, appreciated the management of the university for agreeing to partner with the institution in order to provide a means of absorbing youths off the streets and giving them a sense of belonging.
He said in preparation for the mounting of the affiliated programmes, the entire polytechnic was undergoing general internet connectivity installation.