Minister for Education Mallam Adamu Adamu has called on striking lecturers in various institutions to be patient that efforts were ongoing to address their demands.

Adamu made this call through the Director, Tertiary Education in the ministr, Joel Ojo during the 10th convocation ceremony of the Federal Polytechnic Offa, Kwara State on Thursday, January 17, 2019

Speaking at the convocation Joel revealed that progress and development are usually scarce where there is no peace.

“Peaceful coexistence is very important in our educational institutions because effective learning can only take place in a peaceful environment,” he said.

He also applauded the management, staff and student of the polytechnic for sustaining a peaceful academic environment.

Also speaking, the institution’s rector, Dr. Lateef Olatunji, said the 2017/2018 set produced 2,352 Higher National Diploma (HND) graduands, 796 full time and 1,767 part time graduands in the Ordinary National Diploma (OND) category.

The rector announced that the institution has begun Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) programmes in affiliation with the Federal University of Technology, Minna.

He said a large percentage courses offered in the polytechnic were accredited by NBTE.

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