Federal Polytechnic Nekede Acquires Second Campus

In another historic feat, the Federal Polytechnic Nekede has acquired a second campus. This comes after a period of rigorous effort in this regard by the Rector and his team of Management.

Disclosing this last Thursday, 16th February 2023, the Rector of the institution, Engr. Dr Michael Chidiebere Arimanwa stated that the approval for the new campus had been given by the President, Muhammadu Buhari GCFR, through a letter dated 12th January 2023.

Located at Egbema, Imo State, the second campus is a finished project with state-of-the-art facilities. It was originally built as a modern skill acquisition centre by the Ministry of Niger Affairs.

A tour of the facility last Thursday by a joint team of officials from the Ministry of Niger Delta and the polytechnic revealed that the site boasts of modern classrooms, workshops, hostels, staff quarters, an auditorium and a sports complex, among others.

It is expected to contribute significantly to the long-expected expansion of the institution, which has been a leading polytechnic in Nigeria. Ultimately, the new campus is expected to accommodate disciplines that are over 80% practical-oriented.

The formal handover ceremony of the second campus is expected to be performed by Mr President in a few weeks. After this, some Schools of the institution would be moved to the new campus.

The news of a second campus for the polytechnic has been described as a landmark development. A stakeholder in the institution has poured encomiums on the Rector, Engr. Dr Michael Arimanwa and members of his Management for being creative and proactive in repositioning the polytechnic for greatness.

Already, preparations for the hand-over ceremony have begun. The Management has constituted a committee for the purpose. It is another date with history for the Rector who has particularly been consistent in making the institution visible through innovative ideas and infrastructural revolution.

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