The Rector of Oyo State College of Agriculture and Technology (OYSCATECH), Igboora, Prof. Akinola Akinlabi, has appreciated the state governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde, Governing Council, management, staff and students of the institution and the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) for their support during the recently concluded accreditation exercise held at the institution.
The Rector, in a statement issued on Saturday by the Public Relations Officer of the institution, Helen Olawore, revealed that NBTE has granted approval for the eight programmes presented to it during the accreditation exercise held between May 22 and 26, 2023.
“We have received approval letter from the NBTE.
“This feat was achieved due to the collective effort of staff, students and everyone who contributed in no small measure towards the success of the accreditation exercise. I am indeed grateful.
“I am delighted to announce to you that we have secured full accreditation for National Diploma in Office Technology and Management and Library and Information Science for the period of five years.
“Similarly, for the resource inspection carried out on National Diploma in Civil Engineering, Electrical Electronics Engineering and Food Technology, the NBTE has granted approval for the commencement of the programmes, while the institution has also been granted approval to offer Higher National Diploma in Accountancy, Public Administration and Business Administration,” he said.
Akinlabi, who could not contain his joy, commended NBTE for always carrying out due diligence over polytechnics and monotechnics, which he said has greatly assisted institutions to maintain the standard.
The Rector explained that more programmes will be introduced since OYSCATECH is a full-fledged polytechnic.
He noted that the Oyo State College of Agriculture and Technology, Igboora will continue to collaborate with NBTE towards fulfilling her oversight function in the institution.
Akinlabi maintained that OYSCATECH will not renege in training middle level manpower for agriculture, technology and management.