Programmes to be mounted in Calvary Polytechnic

Calvary Polytechnic shall run the three regular Polytechnic programmes ascribed to the Polytechnic system. These programmes are: National Diploma and Higher National Diploma programmes as well as some Certificate courses and programmes that would prepare individuals for professional registration like COREN, etc.

National Diploma (ND)

The National Diploma programmes are designed to provide introductory studies in engineering, business and other technologies, thereby producing Diplomates with the basic knowledge and skills, which will serve as a foundation for further skill acquisition/development of the student in the various professional disciplines. The National Diploma programmes shall run for two academic calendar years (i.e. four semesters) for full time students. For part time students, a maximum of four academic calendar years (i.e. eight semesters) is required.

Higher National Diploma (HND)

The programme is open to students who must have successfully completed the National Diploma programme in an NBTE accredited course and have had the compulsory one-year post National Diploma work experience. It is designed to produce graduates with adequate professional competence and skills to enable the individual to perform supervisory and managerial roles in his/her work environment. The Higher National Diploma (HND) is a follow-up programme for the National Diploma.

The duration of the Higher National Diploma programme shall be a minimum of two academic calendar years, (i.e. four semesters).

Certificate Programme

Calvary Polytechnic shall mount Certificate programmes in specific courses based on industry demand and popularity. The objective of the programme shall be to meet the specific needs of candidates who for some reasons may not have the opportunity of benefiting from a National Diploma programme. The certificate programmes, depending on the course contents and its scope, shall run for a minimum of three months. Credit hours earned may provide advanced placement for the candidate in relevant the National Diploma programme.

Structure of the Proposed Academic Programmes

Academic programmes in Calvary Polytechnic are structured in distinct schools. Each school shall consist of related academic departments/courses. Sharing of common facilities by related schools shall be allowed as this shall strengthen the individual programmes and ensure inter-dependence of the academic departments.

Proposed Schools/Departments and their Administrative Structuring

Calvary Polytechnic shall operate four Schools viz.:

  • School of Science Technology
  • School of Engineering
  • School of Environmental Studies
  • School of Management Studies.

Each School shall be made up of a cluster of closely related programmes of study designated as Departments. A qualified academic staff not below the rank of Senior Lecturer shall head every Department. Every School shall be under the administration of a Dean who must be a duly qualified professional in one of the courses offered in the respective School.