Sokoto government-owned Umaru Ali Shinkafi Polytechnic has been granted approval by the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) to begin National Diploma programs in Building Technology and Civil Technology/Institutional Administration.
Disclosing this in an interview in Sokoto, the Rector of the Polytechnic, Professor Aminu Ibrahim, said the accreditation was secured because it was fully funded and supported by the state government under the leadership of Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal
In another development, the Polytechnic has secured approvals to continue with the Bachelor of Technology course in Mechanical and Building Engineering, as well as in Accounting in collaboration with the Technical University of Ghana.
The Rector however said the Institution was awaiting NBTE’s approval to start degree courses in electrical engineering and management science.
According to him, through the support of the state government, the institution was able to undertake fabrication of various science and engineering equipments to aid teaching and learning.
He said very soon, the school will introduce diploma courses in mechatronics and chemical engineering, while another professional certificate course in security