The Polytechnic commenced its academic activities in 1978 with the admission of 287 students. Over the years, the students’ population had increased astronomically to over 30,000. 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.
COLLABORATION & AFFILIATIONS
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.