Kogi polytechnic to graduate over 12,000 students in combined convocation

The Kogi State Polytechnic has modified the format of its certificates and statement of results, strengthening them with robust security measures including QR codes that make them difficult or impossible to compromise.

During a pre-convocation press briefing on Thursday, Dr. Salisu Ogbo Usman, the Rector of the Polytechnic, disclosed this information. There will be ten academic sessions from 2013/2014 to 2022/2023 covered by the 4th combined convocation.

He disclosed that there are 145 distinction students out of a total 7,653 Natiomal Diploma, ND and 4,427 Higher National Diploma, HND graduating students. At the ceremony on Saturday, January 6, more than 12,000 certificates and five fellowships will be awarded.

As he listed the accomplishments under his direction, Ogbo stated that the National Board for Technical Education has completely accredited thirty of the institution’s programmes, and that work is ongoing to obtain full accreditation for recently added courses.

Exam malpractice, forgery, cultism, and other social vices are frowned upon by the university, according to the Rector, who also mentioned that numerous students had been dismissed for them. Additionally, he admonished the faculty members against selling lecture notes and handouts.

He reported that new living halls, academic facilities, and administrative buildings had been built on campus and thanked the visitor for giving resources for the accomplishments and bolstering security at the establishment.

“I am thankful to God and His Excellency, the Visitor, for the humble impact we have made within the period. Finally, the task of Repairing, Reforming and Repositioning Kogi State Polytechnic is a work in progress. I enjoin us to continue to give our quotas selflessly so as to leave behind a legacy that posterity will be proud of.”