Federal Poly, Bida, to begin degree programmes – official

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Federal Polytechnic, Bida

The Federal Polytechnic, Bida in Niger has concluded arrangements to introduce degree programmes in the institution.

The Chairman of the Governing Board, Prof. Mohammed Yahaya, made this known when he led members of the board on a visit to the Etsu Nupe, Alhaji Yahaya Abubakar in Bida on Saturday.

The polytechnic began in 1977 following the decision of the Federal Government Nigeria to move the Federal College of Technology, Kano, to Bida with first Prof. J. W. Brooks, a Canadian, appointed on Sept. 5, 1977 as the first Principal.

The Bida College of Technology as it was called then began the first academic session in April 1978 with 211 students and a staff strength of 11 senior and 33 junior staff members.

The board chairman said all the relevant agencies of government had approved the undergraduate programmes.

Yahaya, who described the polytechnic as…

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