PLATFORM TIMES reliably gathered that a-10-man NBTE team led by Engr. Nuru Yakub who is no longer the Executive Secretary of the Board inspected the new site of the proposed Polytechnic could not grant accreditation to the institution.
Contrary to the widely circulated reports that the team which came from Kaduna arrived Ipokia on Monday which observed the virgin land at the permanent site and the reported ‘mad rush’ for the completion of the ‘temporary campus’ would give the government go ahead to begin 42 courses.
A source who was at the site during the inspection reported that the team also observed that the proposed School did not have the necessary facilities upon which an accreditation could be granted.
The source further said that three members of the NBTE team openly condemned some activities; including but not limited to the location of the hostel accommodation which was reported was at the digging level.
According to the findings , the officials were worried about lack of necessary facilities which include Library, Health Centre, Sports Complex among others that should have accompanied even the temporary campus would not make it to grant the wish of the government on the accreditation.
It was also observed that there were no studios, laboratories and workshops in the proposed school.
PLATFORM TIMES also gathered that the team was just an advisory team as the resources inspectors were yet to be contacted for inspection.
The leader of the team while speaking with newsmen said “ we would do our best when we return to Kaduna tomorrow to meet and interact with the team so that we can advise on the best possible ways for His Excellency “.
Meanwhile, there is a strong indication that the Students’ handbook of the proposed Ogun State Polytechnic, Ipokia contained various degrees of errors ranging from two Directors of Environmental Studies, to a Town Planner heading the School of Business Administration.
It was also learnt that out of 24 courses being run at Moshood Abiola Polytechnic ,Abeokuta ,only 10 courses were presented by the government excluding 14 .
It was further gathered that Mass Communication and Acccounting were left out of the new programme .