The Kwara State Polytechnic, Ilorin, plans to re-open its radio station, to serve as source of information to its host communities.
The Rector of the Institution, Masud Elelu, told journalists on Sunday in Ilorin that “Radio Polytechnic” was shut down in 1982.
“My administration decided to revamp it for the purpose of disseminating information within the campus and the host communities.”
According to him, the institution needs N50 million to register the radio station with the National Broadcasting Commission, for transmission rights.
The rector disclosed that the institution would commence soon Higher National Diploma in Mass Communication course.
“In the same vein, additional five science courses had been presented to the National Board for Technical Education, for approval.”
Mr. Elelu stated that more than 300 staff of the polytechnic had undergone different forms of training in Nigeria and abroad.
He reaffirmed the determination of the management of the institution to encourage training and retraining of its workforce, to enhance effective teaching and learning.