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The latest report coming to us is that NBTE
has shut down Crown Polytechnic! all the
candidates who applied for admission into
the polytechnics should take note of this,
please read the full report below as
ppublished on punch newspaper.

THE monitoring body for tertiary technical
institutions in the country, the National
Board for Technical Education (NBTE), has
withdrawn the accreditation of all
programmes offered at Crown
Polytechnic, Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State, citing
breach of standards.

According to a letter to the institution’s
Proprietor, dated August 2, 2013, and
signed by NBTE Executive Secretary, Dr.
Masa’udu Kazaure, the “withdrawal of
accreditation of programmes in Crown
Polytechnic has become necessary in view
of myriad petitions received from
organisations, government agencies and
students on the conduct and operation of
the polytechnic.”

Kazaure explained: “Subsequent
investigation by the Board revealed that
the polytechnic had been operating in
contravention of the Basic Minimum
Academic Standards as prescribed by
law.”

The Board noted: “Crown Polytechnic,
Ado-Ekiti, had been running ND and HND
programmes in 30 centres across the
country, particularly in Yenagoa, Kabba,
Akure, Ondo and in various towns in Ekiti
State. This is in contravention of the
Federal Executive Council’s directive
against operation of satellite/outreach
centres by all tertiary education
institutions in the country.

“It was further established that the
Polytechnic had been running unapproved
ND programmes in Urban and Regional
Planning, Quantity Surveying and Public
Administration and had submitted list of
students for mobilisation to NYSC in
unapproved HND Computer Science and
Electrical/Electronics Engineering
programmes.

“The Board has, therefore, directed the
Polytechnic to stop all academic activities
in all its illegal satellite/outreach study
centres; close down the illegal campuses/
centres; report these centres to the
security agencies, where appropriate, to
ensure that they do not propagate or
relocate to other addresses.”

NBTE officials also asked the institution to
“publish a disclaimer of names and
addresses of these illegal /satellite
campuses in at least two national dailies
for the information of the public, as well
as ensure that the institution would not
engage in any further collaboration or
unapproved affiliation with any person/
organisation to run any programme
again.”

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