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SAF Poly Receives Certification, Sets For Maiden Matriculation Friday

The SAF Polytechnic, Idi-Ori Iseyin received certificate which conferred on the institution the status of a fully-recognized private polytechnic in Nigeria by the National Business and Technical Education Board (NABTEB) on Tuesday.

The proprietor of the institution, Alhaji Ismaheel Folorunso who disclosed this while speaking with The Chronicler News said the the certification was another achievement in the kitty of the institution which would enable it focus more on quality programme which would pave way for societal growth.

*Alh. Ismaheel Folorunso, proprietor of SAF Poly, collecting the certificate from the PS Fed. Min. Of Education, Architect Sonny Echono

The Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Education, Architect Sonny Echono, who represented the Minister for Education at the certificate presentation ceremony, charged proprietors and management of private polytechnics and monotechnics to see quality and the bigger picture of how to help develop education in Nigeria as important than the drive to make money.

He called on the newly-certified institutions to see the opportunity they have as an avenue to support the Federal government’s efforts at reducing the number of students that fail yearly to gain admission to higher institutions of learning.

*Alh. Folorunso is flanked by the right by Hon. Abiodun Olasupo representing Iseyin, Iwajowa, Kajola and Itesiwaju at the event

Ochono said “see this as an opportunity to support government and help the society not just as a moneymaking venture but as a way of giving back to the society by eradicating ignorance and provide basic skills to enhance self-reliance for youths, which will improve the nation:s economy.
“Proprietors should see this as a way of adding Filip to the federal government’s efforts in reducing the number of candidates that fail to gain admission annually.”

In his words, Alhaji Foloruson said the maiden matriculation ceremony that would hold at the campus of SAF Polytechnic on Friday 3rd of May at Iseyin has shown the signal that the institution has come to stay.

He said the management was not leaving any stone unturned in maximizing the opportunities provided by the institution for quality education by approaching various strategic education stakeholders to have more intake in the next admission exercise.

*Cross-section of proprietors of new Private polytechnics and monotechnics as well as dignitaries at the occasion

He maintained that the location of SAF Polytechnic was strategic to capture students from Oke-Ogun, Oyo township, Ilorin, Ogbomoso and other parts of Nigeria in quest to get quality education.
“The location of the institution in Iseyin is rather strategic than to fulfill pecuniary gains. The campus, as you know is located in Iseyin, along Oyo road and you know that SAF Polytechnic is the only accredited private polytechnic in the whole of these major cities. So it will satisfy the academic yearnings of youths from Oke-Ogun, Oyo area, those coming from Ilorin and Ogbomoso, not to mention other parts of Nigeria.
“Iseyin community has benefited greatly from the establishment of this institution as economic activities in the town has been positively affected as students go to the town to make purchase of personal effects and make use of public transport,” he added.

Present at the occasion of presentation of certificates to various proprietors of new private polytechnics and monotechnics in Nigeria was the Executive Secretary, NABTEB, Dr M.A Kazaurre and other members of the board and its officials.