The Polytechnic commenced its academic activities in 1978 with the admission of 287 students. The breakdown of the Polytechnic students’ population for three (selected) academic sessions is as shown below;
ENROLMENT FIGURES FOR 2000/2001, 2001/2002, 2002/2003 ACADEMIC SESSIONS FOR FULL AND PART TIME PROGRAMMES
The Polytechnic is presently non-residential and students attend lectures from their respective homes. However, opportunities abound for private organizations who are interested in building student hostels on the Ikorodu permanent Campus. The Polytechnic is also making arrangements to provide affordable accommodation for its students.
The staffing situation of the Polytechnic between 2000 and 2003 is as presented below:
Within the first and second quarters of the year 2000, a total number of 206 staff members were granted study leave. They were sponsored by the Polytechnic to attend workshops, seminars and conferences. This is in line with the Polytechnic Management’s policy of promoting staff development progammes.
The Polytechnic has an External Relations Committee which takes advantage of available opportunities locally, nationally and internationally to facilitate the growth of the Institution. It also liaises with corporate bodies and organizations, with a view to establishing mutually benefiting relationships especially in the areas of research and exchange collaborations.
The Polytechnic has a good relationship with a number of international bodies and countries, including the State of Israel. Members of Staff through the Israel Embassy have embarked on training programmes, research and workshops in the state of Israel in the past four years.
Furthermore, the Polytechnic enjoyed a cordial relationship with the European Economic Community (EEC). The relationship had in the past led to the actualization of various EEC/ATIP assisted projects in LASPOTECH.These included the construction of boreholes and training of over eight staff members of the Polytechnic in Netherlands.
The Polytechnic is also a member of the Commonwealth Association of Polytechnics in Africa, (CAPA) and a member of the African Network of Scientific and Technological Institutions (ANSTI). The institution has a good relationship with the French Government.
The institution signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Highbury College, Portsmouth, UK in January 2007. This Further Education College has a lot of expertise, experience and facilities in the teaching and training of different kinds of skills. The goal of the memorandum is the establishment of a Vocational Skills Village in LASPOTECH. This Village will, when established, undertake the training and re-training of all interested in many kinds of hands-on skills in the engineering and construction fields.