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ABIA STATE POLY RECTOR HONOURED AS BEST RECTOR IN WEST AFRICA


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The Rector of Abia State Polytechnic, Aba Prof. Eboh receives LEAD Africa award as best Rector in West Africa. The award is on corporate mandate delivery.

Prof. Eboh has recorded several  achievements since he assumed the acting rectorship of the institution. These achievements include establishment of Mass Communication department, reducing the salary profile of staff, plugging leakages in the polytechnic by streamlining the payment structure, among others. Indeed, Eboh has exceeded every expectation for the ailing institution, which was in distress before he assumed office as the rector of the institution. Also, for the rector to bring down to an appreciable level the soaring wage bill is no mean feat.

Eboh’s achievements are not restricted to cutting down the soaring wage bill of the institution, but his Midas touch has affected other areas which were critically affecting the institution.

 

The institution has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with two organizations: the Association of Tailors and Fashion Designers (ATFAD) and Leather Products Manufacturers Association of Nigeria. The MoU is part of the institution’s numerous efforts to boost the business activities of Aba metropolis. His words: “It is our way of giving back to the city of Aba, as an institution that is socially responsible.”

 

The three-month programme targets small and medium manufacturers in the city and would ensure that every member of the associations in the city is acquainted with the basic skills of doing business. Also, the courses outlined in the MoU are Basic Mathematics, Basic Management Principles, Basic English and Basic Book Keeping.

It will be worthy to note that the MoU coincides with a similar one the institution signed with Green Field, to provide Social Health Insurance Programme for students of the polytechnic at no extra cost, after enrollment.

 

From all ramifications the MoU is apt at this period Aba, the commercial hub of Abia State, is on a steady march to fulfill the appellation “Japan of Africa”. By the Professor’s projection, God willing and other things being equal, the programme will train about 10,000 artisans in the years ahead.“If our plan works out, in the next two years, we will have trained about 10,000 artisans”.

 

It is indisputable that Abia Polytechnic has great contribution in the current stride of Aba to sustain its status as the SME-hub of the country. The institution is the biggest public institution in the city and has the mandate of providing manpower for the state’s drive towards technology.



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