Abiapoly to lead in research and human capital development.

Abiapoly to lead in research and human capital development.

The Abia State polytechnic in the last six months has been on the rise to it’s ambitious stride in providing quality education, infrastructure development and above all it’s venture into technical research and human capital development.

This is as a result of Governor Otti’s intervention to bring the institution to it’s glory and render quality and technical education to the admiration of all and sundry.

In interaction with newsmen, the Acting Rector of the institution, Engineer Chidinma Martha Ndukwe reveals that, there has been a drastic lift in staff morale, and a total restoration of a sense of occupational belonging, with the regularity in the payment of salaries, in a manner not experienced in many years, and the attendant assurance of job security.

The Acting Rector again said that for the first time in the history of the polytechnic, graduates of the School of Engineering have now begun to be mobilized for the National Youth Service Corps.

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She however outlined the other tangible indices of the burgeoning reputation that AbiaPoly enjoys in the new dispensation includes gallant displays by our students in intellectual contexts of different categories.

She also commends Governor Alex Otti who has been squarely demonstrative of his awareness of the role an institution of AbiaPoly’s character and mandate can play in driving the much-anticipated science and technology revolution for both state and country, and has expressed his intention in every possible way to reposition it for greater operational effectiveness and service delivery.

Also in her reaction, the Academic Staff Union of AbiaPoly, represented by the Publicity Secretary, Engr Joe O. Irukwu, listed the following achievements within the period of Engr. Mrs Chidinma Ndukwe, the Ag. Rector’s administration includes; the emergence of Mr Isdore Ihuoma, a student of Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technology, (EEET), as first position at project exhibition competition organized by Committee of Deans of Engineering of Polytechnics and Colleges of Technology held in Enugu, July 2023.

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Mr Ekeke Nzubechukwu, from same department, EEET, was the over all Best on Electrical Installation, an annual National Competition organized by Construction Artisan Award, (CAC) October, 2023.

Abia State Polytechnic, Aba was the winner of 2023 NIPOSGA competition.

Others are, a student of Food Science and Technology took the First Position during a competition organized by NAFSTS at MOUAU, Nov, 2023.
And within this period also, Miss Udeogu Chinaza, from Biology/Microbiology, came first in a quiz competition hosted by Okwuluora, in Aba.
As union leaders, we appreciate the works of our governor, Dr. Alex Chioma Otti (MFR) in appointing our Rector as the first female Rector and urge him not to relent in his campaign promises .

Meanwhile the institution organised a National Conference where most distinguished Nigerian researchers and intellectuals, led by Professor Maduebibisi Ofo Iwe, Vice Chancellor of Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, delivered the Keynote address.

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This meeting hosted about 250 paper presentations by about 320 scholars and researchers who did scholarly and marvelously well in the chosen topics.

According to Engineer Ndukwe, the successful convening of this colossal carnival of ideas, Abia State Polytechnic, Aba is now poised to lead the explosive conversation on national recovery and transformation from the research and intellectual standpoint.