Awards and Achievements

2010-         : Prof. Godwin Onu

On assumption of office as Rector of the Polytechnic on the 5th day of March, 2010 amidst multifarious challenges bedevilling the institution, the professor Godwin Onu led administration inherited what could be described as a dilapidated institution in terms of discipline, infrastructure, staff and students’ welfare. However, within three (3) years of stewardship, the Polytechnic has taken very giant strides in terms of academic reinvention and programme development, capacity building, welfare, discipline, information and communication transformation, security, health care delivery, etc especially in the areas of the road construction building, landscaping and beautification, water supply projects and these projects run simultaneously at the three campuses of the institution.

 

Within the period under review we have been able to build an institution where students experience less stress and rigors in getting registered after admission, payment of various fees, getting accommodation, securing adequate attention of their supervisors, applying

for review of scripts in the event of doubts, graduating within given time frame, etc. We have built an institution equipped for competition in a globalized world, with complete information and communication technology facilities and access to knowledge base of the world;

with e-education management techniques and e-learning facilities. An institution with good, strong, firm and fair leadership equipped to tackle the challenges of discipline, cultism, capacity building, knowledge and wealth creation; transparency and re-orientation that have

to a large extent changed the mindset of paren / guardians to de-emphasizing University education in preference to technical, vocational and entrepreneurial education. Today, Federal Polytechnic Oko ranks very high amongst the most preferred institutions by candidates for Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME). Little wonder the Chairman, Senate Committee on Education, Distinguished Senator Uche Chukwumerije during a one-day official oversight function visit at the institution declared Federal Polytechnic, Oko, "the fastest growing institution in the country." The administration because of the levelof discipline, courage, dedication,diligence and commitment exhibited bymembers of the Management Team and in a special manner, the Rector's humble drive and commitment to prudence in financial management reflected in usage of internally generated revenue, capital allocation, interventionist grants and out sourcing from philanthropists has been able to accomplish all the projects and programmes chronicled in this document which is making us and the institution very proud.