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Abia Governor Reacts To De-Accreditation Of State Poly

Abia Governor Reacts To De-Accreditation Of State Poly

The Governor of Abia State, Okezie Okpeazu has reacted to the withdrawal of the accreditation of Abia State Polytechnic by the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) describing the development as "embarrassing".

AllNews Nigeria reports that the NBTE withdrew the accreditation of the polytechnic over the non-payment of staff salaries and allowances for over 30 months.

The Abia State government in a statement by the Secretary to the State Government, Barr Chris Ezem, said "the decision the NBTE took against the institution as very embarrassing and capable of destabilizing the current peace and harmony existing in the state, as the fate of the students of the institution appears to be jeopardized by the said action.

“It must be placed on record that Academic activities have been ongoing in the institution without interruptions; the teachers and staff of Abiapoly were not on strike and have remained committed to their duties.

“As part of the measure to reposition the institution, Government hereby announces the immediate dissolution and suspension of the council and management of the institution respectively.

“In line with the foregoing, the government has approved the constitution of a 6-man task force to restore the Accreditation of Abia Poly within 30 days”.

The institution's Rector, Prof. Okorie Kalu Osonwa, while addressing the students yesterday, said the state is committed to solving the problems as the school management is engaging government.

He advised the students to pay no attention to the news flying on social media but to continue with their academic activities, reassuring them that the issues around the withdrawal of the acrreditation would be resolved soon. 


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