One of the most prominent agenda of Engr. Dr. Michael Chidiebere Arimanwa, the Rector of the best Polytechnic in Nigeria by NBTE rating for two years running, the most sort after institution according to JAMB statistics, Federal Polytechnic Nekede, Owerri, is to make Federal Polytechnic Nekede a digital hub. This played out in the just concluded CBT HND aptitude test that took place in the institution. A programme that ran from Monday 26th – Friday 30th August, 2019.
When the decision to make the last HND aptitude test a computer based one was muted, it looked like a herculean task which it was. Mere looking at the devastated state of the CBT centre, the actualization of this computer based test at this time looked bleak. Thanks to the resilient spirit of the Rector and the dogged faith of the ICT Director, Mrs. Nwakanma in believing that the dream can come true. Right from the rehabilitation and renovation of that centre, the challenges were enormous but the Rector, Management and ICT Director were not deterred. They put finances, time and energy till the point of test running the place and the mock exercise came to fruition.
On Monday 26th August 2019, this computer based HND aptitude test commenced. The ICT Director with her team showcased their expertise during the exercise. The students’ arrangement, grouping, accreditation, examination and exit from the exam hall were so professional and well organized. The exam was very transparent due to the high level of management of time. This played out in the way no candidate that finished his/her exam came in contact with the next group coming in because the exit door was different from the entrance. It worked like a remote. The IPR team were on ground to make sure that the needed pieces of information were passed to the candidates appropriately. To this regard, we say a big congratulation to the Rector, the Director of ICT and Federal Polytechnic Community, for this great and laudable step in the right direction. This goes to confirm the mindset of the Rector that nothing is impossible.
Consequent upon these premises, the Rector and Management of Federal Polytechnic Nekede announce with excitement the extension of her hands of fellowship or invitation to the general public to come forward and make use of our International Standard Computer Based Centre (CBT) here in the Institution for their admission and recruitments exercises. Our cost is highly attractive.
We also invite collaborators and associates for further improvement and development of the centres.
You are welcome to our SMART Campus projects/programmes
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