The Lagos State Polytechnic (LASPOTECH), Ikorodu will graduate 14,920 students during its 22nd convocation today.
Rector of the polytechnic, Dr AbdulAzeez Lawal said at a briefing last Thursday that all the graduands will get their certificates at the convocation ground.
He said the graduating students are so many because the institution cleared all outstanding results.
“I am happy to inform you that the Lagos State Polytechnic will be graduating a total of 14,920 students across all our schools this session (part-time and full-time). This is because all outstanding results have been fully processed and approved by the Academic Board for convocation.
“I am equally happy to state that all graduating students can go home with their certificates immediately after the convocation, because the certificates are fully ready for collection,” he said.
In line with the directive of the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE), Lawal said the institution has closed all its satellite campuses. He said students from those campuses took their last exam at the main campus of the institution, an exercise he noted would help them develop their distance learning education platform.
“We were able to bring them down to Ikorodu for the exam. They were happy about it because writing in the main campus gave them a sense of belonging. The conduct of the exam also exposed to the fact that we are ready to run the distance learning programme. We can prepare lecture notes, and send them online to the students. They only have to come to the campus for tutorials and exams,” he said.
The Rector also said it is almost done with relocating all departments from other campuses to the main Ikorodu campus.
He however said the Isolo Campus would be retained for the part-time programmes.
Activities that featured as part of the convocation, included, interdenominational and jumat services held Friday, a convocation dinner at the Sheraton Hotel, Ikeja; and students’ programme/football match, Monday.
A Convocation Lecture titled: “National Vocational Qualification Framework as a new deal for Nigeria’s Skills Development: The role of the Polytechnic” was delivered by Dr Masa’udu Kazaure, NBTE Executive Secretary, on Tuesday.
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