THE ESTABLISHMENT OF NOVELTY POLYTECHNIC

HISTORICAL BACKGROUND

Situated on 1.2km2 (122 hectares of land) in Kishi within the Northern part (Oke-Ogun Area) of Oyo State, is a private initiative conceived to assist the Federal Government tackle the insufficient number of tertiary institutions relative to Nigeria’s huge population.

It is strategically planned and located to serve the educationally deprived Northern fringes of Niger State, (Wawa, Kanji, New Bussa etc), Kwara State, (Baruten, Kaiama, Yashikira etc) and (Oke-Ogun Areas) of Oyo State which, to date are yearning for Federal presence in education and other physical infrastructures.

Our passion for the Project was guided by our vision, mission, aims and objectives as enunciated below:

VISION:

To provide excellent technical and technological education, and be one of Nigeria’s best Polytechnics of international repute within the first ten years of establishment.

MISSION:

To train and certificate competent professionals with technical, vocational and entrepreneurial skills.

OBJECTIVES:

  1. To enroll eligible students in a most conducive learning environment for optimal success in their chosen careers.
  2. To prepare students for a competitive labour market by transforming theory into practical learning through internship, fieldwork and industrial training attachments.
  3. To inculcate high moral standard and ethical values in our youth beyond the four walls of the classroom.

Novelty Polytechnic began as a philanthropic initiative of the Proprietors, Dr ABDULGANIYU SALAMI and Hadjia AISHA DANKANI, who conceived the idea of building an ‘academic village’ as one stop education centre comprising of Crèche, Nursery & Primary, Secondary School, Polytechnic and a University.

The Novelty School Project is indeed an innovation and the first of its kind in this area and comprises the following:

  1. The Novelty International Academy:

The Schools project was launched in September 2017 with the birth of the Novelty International Academy (comprising of Crèche, Nursery, Primary and Secondary Schools.

In addition to its registration under the part C of the Company and Allied Matters Acts of 1990 as amended (C.A.C.) Registration, the Novelty International Academy was also approved by the Oyo State Ministry of Education.

Within 4 years of its commencement, the Academy has enrolled over 353 students, employed 45 teaching staff, 8 non-teaching staff and is still growing.

Our students are introduced to the use of Computer right from Basic level, while our Secondary School students made a remarkable début in the 2020/2021 WAEC & NECO Examinations.

  1. Novelty Polytechnic: Registered by the CAC as a limited liability company, itwas also acredited and approved in August 2019, by the National Board for Technical Education – NBTE, the apex regulatory body on Polytechnic/Monotechic education in Nigeria to admit and train students for the award of National Diploma Certificates in five major courses vis-; Accountancy, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical & Electronics Engineering, Statistics and General Entrepreneurship Studies.

In February, 2020, the polytechnic fully took off with the matriculation of 71 pioneer students.

This year, three additional courses; Mass Communications, Multi Media Technology, Graphic Design and Advertising were resource inspected in July and are being processed for approval for the 2020/2021 session to boost further intake.

The summary of available courses in the polytechnic are listed hereunder:

  1. ND Accountancy
  2. ND Computer Science
  3. ND Computer Engineering
  4. ND Electrical & Electronics Engineering.
  5. ND Statistics
  6. ND Mass Communications
  7. Multi media Technology
  8. ND Graphic design & Advertising
  9. ND in Entrepreneurship Studies.

The students enrollment keep growing geomerically.

We have a strong dedicated Management team and academic staff supported by hard staff (Including Youth Corps Members on National Assignment)

iii. The Novelty ultra-morden CBT Centre equipped with 300 computers and 2 giant servers was tested and approved by the Joint Admissions & Matriculations Board (JAMB) in 2018.

It is our deliberate investment in Information & Communication Technology (ICT) as the driver of the 21st century economy which earned us the accolade of one of the best centers in the last three years of JAMB Examinations conducted in our school since 2019.

It was also deliberately set up to ameliorate the sufferings of candidates from the aforementioned rural areas who hitherto had to travel long distances to write JAMB examinations with resultant negative impact on parents as well.

With our ICT and other equipment, the polytechnic was able to ameliorate the effect of covid-19 global pandemic on our students by launching online lectures to ensure that the students wasted no time as they stayed busy and active at home.

  1. The Novelty/Gbolagas University.

This is the final phase of the Novelty Schools Project. Proposal has already been submitted for approval to the National Universities Commission-NUC, the apex regulatory body on University Education in Nigeria. inspections and accreditation is expected any moment soon.

ASSET VALUATION:

The Novelty Schools Project is currently valued at N1.7billion.

CALL FOR PARTICIPATION:

The Proprietors of Novelty Polytechnic and Schools are desirous of partnering with interested reputable individuals, institutions and corporate bodies who have passion for education and human development and wish to join us to grow our vision to fruition for the benefit of humanity.

The Project has been solidly built, the prospects of growth are high, the environment is serene, safe and secure while our determination to succeed is unshaken.

Having successfully established the Kindergarten, Primary and Secondary sections and now the Polytechnic, we are very close to achieving our final target of getting the approval for the Private University to complete the circle.

It will therefore be our pleasure to have you, dear reader join us in this noble venture for business and for humanitarian services to mankind.