The Federal Polytechnic Offa, Kwara State has commenced the second semester examination for 2019/2020 academic session.
The Polytechnic commenced the second semester examination on 7th December, 2020 with strict adherence to preventive guidelines as directed by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and Federal Ministry of Education.
Subsequent upon the Federal Government’s directive that all tertiary institutions should reopen with strict compliance to Covid-19 protocols, the Management in response to Federal Government’s directive set up Covid-19 monitoring team made up of Deans and Directors headed by Principal Officers to supervise and enforce COVID-19 protocols.
To further observe Covid-19 rules and regulations, the Rector, Dr.L.A. Olatunji accompanied by the Bursar, Mr. Amidu Azeez, Director of Research and Development, Dr. A.S Muhammed, Director of Information, Public Relations and Protocol, Mr. Olayinka Iroye visited examination centers and halls on both campuses to inspect the level of compliances by examination supervisors and students.
The Rector was pleased with all the arrangement put in place for the examinations.
In his remarks, the Polytechnic Spokesman said, ” The institution in recent years have witnessed uninterrupted academic calendar. The Management led by Dr. Olatunji has done tremendously well to put the Polytechnic at forefront of the fastest growing and best Polytechnic.”
Also, Head of Department of Mass Communication, Mr. Wole Alawode acknowledged the Management’s efforts in putting all facilities and system in place to ensure itch free academic semester despite Covid-19 challenges.
According to him, “Everything is going on smoothly. I have gone round almost all the venue at main campus here and it is very peaceful. Remarkably, the students are doing very well.
“I commend the Management for the courage to reopen and put necessary facilities and system in place for us to be able to start and conclude this semester. The Management led by Dr. Lateef Olatunji has done well for all departments in terms of facilities and consumables and that is highly commendable.”
Recalled that the Federal Government directed all tertiary institutions to reopen from 12th October, 2020 with strict compliance to all COVID-19 protocols.
Prior to this, the Polytechnic Management had set up a COVID-19 Technical Committee headed by the Deputy Rector Administration, Dr Afolabi. The Polytechnic also mass produced manual and solar hand washing and sanitizing machines to wage war against the novel virus.
According to the exams time table, examination is expected to end on Tuesday 22nd December, 2020.