Federal Polytechnic Damaturu has revealed that it has introduced the Open, Distance and Flexible E-Learning Programme (ODFL) to serve the working class within and outside the state.
The Rector of the Polytechnic, Dr Usman Kallamu disclosed this at the 25th Matriculation ceremony of the 2020/2021 academic session on Friday in Damaturu, the capital of Yobe State.
Represented by the Deputy Rector, Academic, Dr Ruben Akinsola, the rector said the new course was open for application for interested individuals.
“This will give a window for particularly the working class both within and outside Damaturu to explore for further studies,” he said.
The Rector enumerated some of the courses offered by the institution that was recently captured on the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) portal.
The courses according to him include Renewable Energy, Agricultural Technology, Architecture, Building Technology, Quantity Surveying and Urban and Regional Planning.
“These courses had resource inspection last year and are now captured on JAMB Portal and have commenced studies at the National Diploma level, this session,” Kallamu said.
The Rector congratulated the 1,031 students and changed them to be of good and moral behaviour within and outside the campus.
According to him, the students constitute 533 National Diploma and 498 Higher National Diploma students cutting across 21 Academic Departments who will be taking their Matriculation Oaths in the course of this Ceremony.