Sokoto government-owned Umaru Ali Shinkafi Polytechnic has been granted
approval by the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) to begin
National Diploma programs in Building Technology and Civil
Disclosing this in an interview in Sokoto, the Rector of the
Polytechnic, Prof. Aminu Ibrahim, said the accreditation was secured
because it was fully funded and supported by the state government under
the leadership of Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal
“In addition, the Polytechnic has secured approvals to continue with
the Bachelor of Technology course in Mechanical and Building
Engineering, as well as in Accounting in collaboration with the
Technical University of Ghana.
“We have also secured government’s support and cooperation in our
bid to start degree courses in electrical engineering and management
science. We are awaiting NBTE’s approval in that regard,” he added.
The Professor said through the support of the state government, the
institution was able to undertake fabrication of various science and
engineering equipments to aid teaching and learning.
He said very soon, the school will introduce diploma courses in
mechatronics and chemical engineering, while another professional
certificate course in security management will start in due course.