Katsina Institute of Technology get upgrade to begin Diploma programs
Katsina State Government is making effort to upgrade the Katsina State Institute Of Technology and management to the status of a full pledged Polytechnic.
Rector of the Institute Dr. Babangida Abubakar Albaba revealed this, when the management of the newly established Federal Polytechnic Daura paid a courtesy visit to the Institute.
The Rector added that part of such effort was the amendment of the law which established the Institute, to give it a dual status to be awarding National Diploma (ND) and National Innovative Diploma (NID) programmes concurrently in IT, Sciences, Engineering, Management and other spheres of learning.
The Rector informed the gathering that the Institute is planning to introduce ten(10) additional courses, in which six(6) will be centered on National Innovation Diploma while the remaining four(4)on National Diploma programmes.
He assured the readiness of KSITM to support the smooth takeoff of the Federal Polytechnic Daura, being the infant institution in the state.
In his remarks, the KSITM Registrar, Ma’a Balarabe, MNIM said the Institute has recorded tremendous success in imparting sound knowledge and innovative skills to the students, which enable them become productive members of the society upon graduation.
The Registrar added that the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has established a state of the art ICT Innovation Hub in the Institute to serve Higher Institutions and other private IT companies in the northwest zone of the country.
Earlier,the Rector Federal Polytechnic Daura Associate Professor Aliyu Mamman said they were at the KSITM to introduce themselves as the management of the newly established Tertiary Institution in the state and to seek collaboration and support from the KSITM.
Professor Aliyu Mamman thanked the KSITM management for the warm reception accorded to them and assured to always seek for advises and ideas from the Institute to enable the Polytechnic perform its academic mandate successfully.