Gateway Poly secures NBTE accreditation for five new programmes
Gateway (ICT) Polytechnic in Saapade has received approval from the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) to introduce five new programs following a successful resource inspection exercise. Mr. Taiwo Kolawole Ogunyinka, the acting Deputy Rector of the institution, announced this during the 17th Matriculation ceremony for the newly admitted students of the 2022/2023 academic session.
Ogunyinka expressed optimism that the approval of the new programs would address the technological and industrial needs of Ogun State and Nigeria as a whole. He urged the new students to avoid engaging in cultism or any other activities that would tarnish the reputation of the Polytechnic.
He stated, “In January 2023, the NBTE granted approval to the institution to introduce new programs, and students admitted into these programs are participating in the Matriculation ceremony. Currently, we have 43 accredited academic programs. To meet the requirements for running the HND Food Technology program, the institution had to provide a bakery facility and a cold room for temperature control of perishable items.”
Ogunyinka highlighted the support of the Executive Governor of Ogun State, Prince ‘Dapo Abiodun, MFR, and the Governing Council in establishing a well-equipped bakery that will serve both training purposes and commercial operations. He encouraged the matriculating students to take advantage of the excellent campus environment, well-equipped laboratories, and infrastructure available to them during their academic pursuits.
During the welcome address, Dr. Ogunbiyi, the Pro-Chancellor/Chairman of the Governing Council, emphasized the significance of matriculation as it formally inducts students into the higher institution system. He emphasized the importance of students acquiring additional skills or vocations alongside their academic studies, including soft and entrepreneurial skills.
The Registrar of the Joint Admission Matriculation Board (JAMB), Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, represented by Mr. Abdulhammed Abdulhakeem, the Ogun State Coordinator of JAMB, advised the matriculants to adhere to the rules and regulations of the Polytechnic and JAMB. He emphasized the mandatory requirement of printing the admission letter on the Central Admission Processing System (CAPS) of JAMB. Failure to accept admission on CAPS may result in the forfeiture of the admission offer.