By Gabriel Chy Alonta
To further cement the recent upgrading of the Anambra State Collellege of Agriculture, Mgbakwu to a full-fledged polytechnic, the Director of Programmes, National Board for Technical Education (NBTE), Mr. Musa Isgogo, has presented confirmation letter to the management of the polytechnic.
Mr. Isgogo, who presented the letter confirming the status of the polytechnic as Anambra State Polytechnic, Mgbakwu (ANSPOLY), from the supervising body, in his NBTE office in Kaduna, said the NBTE verification visitation exercise was adjudged successful, resulting in confirmation of the College of Agriculture to full national recognition as a full–fledged polytechnic with all the benefits and privileges appertaining thereto.
Isgogo, who handed over the letter on behalf of the Executive Secretary, NBTE, Dr. Mas’Udu Adamu Kazaure, congratulated the institution for the great achievement, and urged them not to relent in moving the polytechnic forward to meet the technological advancements befitting polytechnics.
The Rector, Dr. Nneka Mefoh, while receiving the letter, thanked Almighty God for the successful exercise, and assured that she and her management team would not relent in putting the institution on the world map.
She commended the role played by the Commissioner for Tertiary Education, Science and Technology, Prof. Theresa Nkechi Obiekezie, in the whole process, as well as those of the Chairman of Council, Prof. Prosper Omaliko, and other council members.
The rector also commended the polytechnic visitor, Chief Willie Obiano, for the big role he played to actualise the mandate.
Orient Daily recalls that the NBTE undertook a verification visit to the Anambra State College of Agriculture, Mgbakwu ANSCOAM, following its upgrading to Anambra State Polytechnic, Mgbakwu ANSPOLY by Governor Obiano on 1st January, 2017. This gave rise to the Anambra State Polytechnic Law 2017 months after in 2017. The final accreditation and verification visit took place on the 2nd and 5th of October, 2019, eventually resulting in the confirmation of the institution as a full-fledged polytechnic.