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A BRIEF HISTORY OF AKWA IBOM STATE POLYTECHNIH, IKOT OSURUA




Akwa Ibom State Polytechnic was established by Akwa Ibom State Government in 1991. The decision to establish the Institution was taken after the creation of Akwa Ibom State from Cross River State in 1987.




The official commissioning of the institution took place on Friday, 24th January 1992. A total of 961 students were admitted and registered in 15 (fifteen) academic programmes established by the Ministry of Education. The programmes were in the Sciences, Environmental Studies, Communication Arts and Engineering. The corresponding staff strength stood at 3 (three) principal officer and 492 (academic and non-academic) staff mostly transferred from Polytechnic Calabar.



The Position is however different, the total staff strength is 676 made up of 253 academic staff (Lecturers), 244 senior non-academic staff and 179 junior staff. The student’s population has also increased.

The number of academic programmes however dropped to 8 (eight) between 1996 and 2000 as a result of non-accreditation of programmes by (NBTE). Presently, 15 (fifteen) programmes have been fully accredited by NBTE at the National Diploma (ND) and 7 (seven) Higher National Diploma (HND) levels.

The Programmes are:-
Accountancy ND, HND
Business Administration ND, HND
Office Technology and Management ND, HND
Statistics ND, HND
Computer Science ND, HND
Civil Engineering ND
Electrical/Electronics Engineering ND
Mass Communication ND, HND
Science Laboratory Technology ND, HND
With Options in:
Chemistry
Biochemistry
Biology
Microbiology
Physics with Electronics
Architecture ND
Building Technology ND
Estate Management ND, HND
Surveying and Geo-informatics ND
Urban and Regional Planning ND
Banking and Finance ND
Marketing ND
Public Administration ND

All the above programmes are also offered at the Pre-ND level and fully accredited by the NBTE.



With effect from the 2006/2007 session, the polytechnic Governing Council gave approval to establish Part-Time/Evening programme in all the NBTE accredited programmes. Lectures have since commenced in all viable programmes.



AKWA IBOM STATE POLYTECHNIC ANTHEM

O! Akwapoly, in love and unity we stand

In search of glory for you and all that you have raised

(And all that you have raised)

Mother of fame, centre of excellence

They wisdom is rare and fair

Pillar of skill, beacon of progress

We pledge to do our best



Refrain:

We seek to raise your gains on high

Let’s arise and hoist the flag

Arise!



Our dear mother, we sing another stanza

Of this melody of praise: a memoir of virtues

(A memoir of virtues)

Our chasm will melt into a charming allure

To uphold thy dignity

We will abhor not your motherly reproof

Our mettle we pledge to prove




GOVERNANCE OF THE POLYTECHNIC

The Akwa Ibom State Polytechnic, Ikot Osurua in Ikot Ekpene Local Government Area was set up by Law, Edict No, II of 1991. The structure of the Polytechnic’s governance is as follows:

The Governing Council;
The Academic Board;
The Management Committee;
The Congregation;
The Schools, Department, Research Units and Centers.


THE GOVERNING COUNCIL:
The Council is the highest policy-making body of the Polytechnic. It is headed by the Chairman appointed by the Governor of the State. Other members include: The Rector, the Head of Technical Education, one elected Representative of the Congregation and four other persons appointed by the Governor of the State. The Registrar of the Polytechnic is the Secretary to the Council.

THE ACADEMIC BOARD
The Academic Board is also established by law, with the Rector as the Chairman. It is the Academic Policy-making organ of the Polytechnic. Other member of the Board include: The Deputy Rector (as Deputy Chairman), the Deans of Schools and Academic Centres in the Polytechnic, all Heads of Academic Department, four other persons elected by the Academic Staff from among their members, and four Representative of the Congregation elected by the Congregation. The Registrar is the Secretary to the Board.

MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE
The day-to-day administration of the Polytechnic is run by the Management Committee which Comprises, the Principal Officers of the Polytechnic with the Rector as the Chairman.

SCHOOL AND DEPARTMENTAL BOARDS
The administration of the Schools and Departments is the responsibilities of the Deans of Schools and Heads of Departments respectively.

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