The Auchi Polytechnic Alumni Association (APAA) yesterday donated engineering drawing studio to the polytechnic.
Inaugurating the studio, Otaru of Auchi, Alhaji Haliru Momoh described the gesture as not only enviable but, also wonderful and commendable.
“The spirits of togetherness and promptness in responding to some of the challenges in the school have indeed shows the alumni concern for the development of the institution, he added.
“This will encourage others to give back to the institution that had nurtured them.” Otaru said.
Handing over the project to the institution, the National President of APAA, Mr Victor Okhaimo, said that the drawing studio is 200 seater capacity with 14 offices and other state-of-the-arts facilities.
Mr. Okhaimo said that the donation of the drawing studio was part of the association’s committment to the growing need of more learning spaces in the engineering department of the institution.
According to him, “The alumni will continue to promote academic excellence and attract more infrastructural development to the institution”,he added.
“Today, we have reach a milestone in our collective desire to promote the growth of the institution, whether as students, graduates or sons of the land, in one voice it is obvious we seek more robust collaboration in the best interest of the polytechnic.
“We see this project as a start to other greater projects and look forward to working together with the management to ensure that the polytechnic becomes the best polytechnic in the country.
He reiterated that the management can be rest assured that the alumni would be very willing to continue to be development partners and support all the growth plans of the school, he said.
Mr. Okhaimo however advised that a maintenance strategy be put in place by the polytechnic management to ensure that the facilities served the purpose for which it was built.
In his response, the Rector of the polytechnic, Dr Sanusi Jimah commended the association for donating such a huge project to the institution.
He said that for the first time in the history of the polytechnic, the alumni has constructed a storey building studio that will take 200 students at a time and would thereby reduced lecture halls and office accommodation problems in the school in general and the engineering department in particular.
“This is something that gives me joy, it is something that need to be encouraged, we are over joy by the association.
“The Auchi alumni association has come to where we want them to be, to partner with us in all the other efforts, strive for the growth of the institution,” he said.
The rector, however, urged the association to key into the programme of one point agenda of no corruption in the institution.
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