The Federal Polytechnic Bida is preparing for its first convocation in eight years. The combined 14th convocation ceremony has been scheduled for April 2, 2016.
The Management of the Federal Polytechnic Bida, Niger State has announced the date for joint 14th convocation ceremony. No fewer than 28,000 students of the polytechnic between 2008-2015 will be graduating at the convocation.
In a statement signed by the institution’s public relation officer (PRO), Alhaji Hussaini Enagi, it stated that the polytechnic would be graduating 8 sets of students who graduated within the period.
“The polytechnic had not held it convocation for 8 sets of students who graduated from the school since 2008 to date It is on this note that the new rector, Dr Abubakar Dzukogi deemed it fit to combine graduates of the institution from 2008 to date for the convocation.”
The institution’s spokesman stated that a series of activities have been slated to mark the occasion which include a pre-convocation lecture on “Managing Tertiary Institutions in a Depressed Economy” to be delivered by Prof. Ibrahim Kolo, former vice chancellor, Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University (IBBU) Lapai, on Friday, April 1.
According to the statement there will be an alumni dinner to usher in the convocation, and will be chaired by the Niger State deputy governor, Alhaji Muhammed Ahmed-Ketso who is also an alumnus of the polytechnic.