The Management and Academic Board of the Akwa Ibom State Polytechnic, Ikot Osurua have condemned, in strong terms the recent reports in some electronic media houses in the State that the institution has suffered a loss of accreditation of some of its programmes.
For the avoidance of doubt, the National Board for technical Education (NBTE), the Governing Board for all Polytechnics in the country, has not withdrawn accreditation for any of the programmes in our Institution.
The false rumors being peddled are not only despicable but are designed to embarrass the State Government, the Institution and the generality of Akwa Ibom people.
It is also a ploy by few disgruntled enemies of progress to demarket the Institution from the teaming population of prospective students at a time the Institution is preparing for the admission of students for the 2015/2016 academic session. It is pertinent to recall that at the last meeting of JAMB with Heads of all tertiary institutions in the county held recently, Akwa Ibom State Polytechnic was declared the second most sought-after polytechnic in the country.
In view of this, the public is advised to discountenance the fraudulent publication.
Dr. (Mrs) Mary Ndah