Federal Poly Bauchi to introduce 17 degree programmes
By Rita Michael,
Federal Polytechnic, Bauchi, has established contacts with other prominent Nigerian institutions with a view to introducing 17 degree programs in the school.
The Rector, Mr. Sunusi Gumau, disclosed that the institutions included Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi; Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria; University of Maiduguri; and Nigerian Defence Academy.
During the 2017/2018 matriculation ceremony of new students, the rector explained that the new degree programs included degrees in Mass Communication, Agricultural Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Architecture and Estate Management and Evaluation.
Others, according to him, included Quantity Surveying, Computer Science, Medical Science Laboratory, Mathematics and Statistics, Accountancy, Banking and Finance, Business Administration and Management and Public Administration.
Gumau, who revealed that 8, 409 applicants were admitted into the polytechnic this year, said only 4, 990, however, registered.
Also, the polytechnic registrar, Hajiya Rakiya Maleka, represented by her deputy, Malam Abdullahi Garba, explained that before their matriculation, the students underwent three days orientation in the school, where they were enlightened on the rules, regulations and code of conduct of the institution.
Maleka advised that relationship between a lecturer and a student should be like that of a father and his child.
"No student should offer bribe or sex to a lecturer to obtain better grades. The students, also have the right to report to the school authority any attempt to collect bribe from them, and should report any sexual harassment to the school authority".