By Halimah Garba

In the pursuit of academic excellence and the advancement of skill acquisition programs, the Kwara State Polytechnic, Ilorin, is currently undergoing a transformative renovation at its mini campus. The Rector, Engr. (Dr.) Abdul Jimoh Muhammed recently emphasized the critical importance of ensuring that the ongoing renovation work meets the highest standards.

During an inspection visit to the old Institute of Technology (IOT), now housing the skill acquisition and development centre and the Centre for Continuing Education (CCE), the Rector underscored the need for contractors to carry out work that withstands the test of time. He highlighted that the decision to embark on this comprehensive renovation was a strategic move in preparation for the commencement of the skills acquisition program.

The first phase of the renovation is set to encompass various crucial areas. This includes the Assembly Hall, a block of 10 offices, drainage reconstruction, and a complete overhaul of the electrical electronics department laboratory. Moreover, the plan involves increasing headroom in lecture halls to enhance ventilation, renovating the library, and creating aesthetically pleasing walkways and green areas to enhance the overall ambience of the institution.

In addition to these improvements, the institution is taking steps to address practical concerns by converting empty rooms into additional toilets, demonstrating a commitment to the comfort and convenience of both staff and students.

The Rector’s commitment to providing an enabling atmosphere for learning and conducive working conditions is evident in these initiatives. Beyond the physical infrastructure enhancements, the focus on ventilation, landscaping, and hygiene facilities reflects a holistic approach to creating an environment that fosters not only academic achievement but also the overall well-being of the academic community.

As we witness the metamorphosis of Kwara State Polytechnic, the contractors must heed the call for uncompromising standards. The success of the renovation endeavour hinges on meticulous attention to detail, quality craftsmanship, and a dedication to building an educational foundation that will endure for generations to come. The Kwara State Polytechnic community eagerly anticipates the fruition of this ambitious renovation, trusting that it will contribute significantly to the institution’s mission of excellence in education and skill development.