Federal Government Shuts Down Crown Polytechnic, Ado-Ekiti of Ekiti State

Hello there, latest educational news reaching the DSN official broadcasting platform today, is that the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) has just shut down Crown Polytechnic!

So, using this platform, we would love to inform all candidates who applied for admission into the polytechnics should take note of this, and do their best to avoid any future issues like this.

This information was related to us today, that the monitoring body for tertiary technical institutions in the country, the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE), has withdrawn the accreditation of all programmes which are been offered at Crown Polytechnic, Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State, citing breach of standards.

We also got hold of the letter which was sent to the institution’s Proprietor, which was dated as some days ago, 2nd of August, 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 organizations, government agencies and students on the conduct and operation of the polytechnic.”

According to Dr. Masa’udu Kazaure, he 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.”

Meanwhile, the Board also noted this: “Crown Polytechnic, Ado-Ekiti, had been running ND and HND programmes in 30 centres across the country, particularly in the following states and capitals as mentioned below.

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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  • Mr clement try and find something to do to this problem and if you knw it can work out…. My advice for u is to change it back to fomal polytecnic which is ibadan poly

  • mr Ajisola clement what is our faith now on crown polytechnic as a student under the institution this atagonise and discriminationis tooo much

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