Adamawa Poly Confirms Accreditation Of 7 New Courses By NBTE

The Management of Adamawa Polytechnic,Yola, on Thursday confirmed the accreditation and approval of seven new courses in the institute by the  National Board for Technical Education (NBTE).

Rector of the Institution Prof. Bobboi Umar told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Yola that the development was first of its kind in the history of the institution.

Umar said, " the institution is able to record a remarkable achievement where about seven new courses were accredited by the NBTE."

He explained that, the accredited programmes include mass communication, social development, business administration and four engineering courses.

According to him, the management of the institution is making arrangement to establish a radio station where students will receive training, following the approval of the mass communication course.

Umar, however, said that the institution was making effort to ensure that the accreditation of other relevant courses was successful during the next visit of the board.

He said that the state government had spent a lot on upgrading and expansion of the institution where nine departments and administrative buildings were constructed.

"Government has also supplied the institution with modern and sophisticated teaching equipment that can compete with any polytechnic in the country," he added.(NAN)

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Police Corporal Shot Over Attempt To Rescue Lebanese From Kidnappers

A Police corporal was on Wednesday night feared dead over an attempt to rescue a Lebanese business man from being kidnapped by some unknown gunmen in Festac area of Lagos.

The gunmen numbering three, it was gathered, stormed an eatery located at First avenue at about 9.30 pm and made straight for where the owner, a Lebanese with unknown identity was.

During the ensuing scuffle between the kidnappers and Lebanese, the Police Corporal  said to have been deplored to the eatery, sensed danger and intervened.

But he was taken by shock as one of the gunmen reportedly opened fire on him. During the ensuing gun battle, the Lebanese was said to have escaped by the whiskers.

Although an unconfirmed report said the Corporal died on the spot, with his riffle taken away by the kidnappers but, his intervention was said to have foiled the kidnap attempt on the Lebanese.

It was learnt that some customers at the eatery reportedly sustained minor injuries while scampering for safety.

Efforts to get the reaction of the Lagos State Police Public Relations officer, Ngozi Braide, as she was said to be granting an interview when she was called.

But Police sources at Area 'E' command headquarters, Festac town, simply confirmed that there was shooting at First avenue but
could not state whether any arrest was made.

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