Rector, Federal Polytechnic, Oko, Anambra state Engr. Dr. Francisca Nwafulugo has charged management committee members of the institution to develop positive attitude towards achieving the set goals of the Polytechnic.
Nwafulugo gave the advice during the inauguration of the committee in line with the new Polytechnic amendment act.
Recall that the new Polytechnic Amendment Act as contained in Cap F17, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2014 was in 2018 enacted by the National Assembly of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and signed into law in June 2019 by the President, Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari.
The Rector who expressed happiness that the institution was among the first Polytechnics in Nigeria to implement the New Act, said the act, among other things, was targeted at enhancing the quality of learning in polytechnics and fostering employment for Polytechnic graduates in the labour market.
She disclosed that the management committee comprised of all the Principal officers; the Rector, the Deputy Rector, the Registrar, the Bursar and the Polytechnic Librarian as well as all the Deans of the schools and Directors of units.
She said, “I really want to appreciate you all for working extra hours, especially in this COVID-19 period to get the institution at the height it is today.
“We need more commitment because With your dedication and commitment, I’m certain that we shall take this institution to a greater height.
“I want to also thank the new Deans and Directors that just joined the management for their service to the institution. Leadership is all about service and there is every need to show that we are servant leaders.
“We want you to develop positive attitude towards achieving the set goals of the institution.”
Deputy Rector, Dr. Izuchukwu Onu, while welcoming the new members in the management team, said the polytechnic would continue to lead in all fronts.
Highlights of the occasion included briefing of the session about progress of the Institution’s medical center especially it’s new upgrades by the Director Medical Services, Dr Ifeoma Monago.