TARABA STATE POLYTECHNIC, SUNTAI


HISTORY OF TARABA STATE POLYTECHNIC, SUNTAI

The Polytechnic has a large body of students who comes from various backgrounds. It would be difficult to operate smoothly without some rules and regulations to guide their behavior. Law and order must be maintained to create conducive atmosphere for academic success and progress. It is the polytechnic’s responsibility not only to educate students but to guide their personal development into useful citizens. Knowledge has meaning only if it enables its possessors to live a fuller life which must include behavior responsibility to self and to society.
History
The establishment of Taraba State Polytechnic was initiated by the Administration of Navy Captain A.A. Afolahan in 1991. The Administration of Rev. Jolly T. Nyame put in place the necessary machinery for its take-off with the aim of commencing admission of qualified candidates into pre-National Diploma and National Diploma courses. The Edict Establishing the Taraba State Polytechnic was signed into law by the then Military Administrator, Col. Yohanna Dickson in 1994. This Edict was later amended by the Taraba State House of Assembly and came into enforcement on the 16th December, 2011.
The Technical Education Department of the College of Education Jalingo and the Staff Development Centre, Jalingo was taken over in 1994 to become the College of Science and Technology (CST) and college of Administrative and Business Studies (CABS) respectively.
The Objectives of the Polytechnic are:-

  • To provide full-time courses of instructions and training in technology, science, commerce, humanities and such other fields of learning relevant to the needs of the community as the council may determine from time to time.
  •  To provide courses of In-service training, workshops and seminars for members of the public and private sectors.

Administration of the Polytechnic
(a) The Governing Council
This is the highest policy making body of the Polytechnic. Members are appointed by the Taraba State government and the Polytechnic registrar is the secretary to the body.
(b) Academic Board
i.) There shall be a body of the polytechnic to be designated as “the academic Board” among its members.

  • The Rector as the chairman
  • Deputy Rector Academic
  • The Dean of Each School
  • Librarian
  • One member form each school by the Academic Staff of the school from among its member
  • Registrar
  • All Heads of Departments
  • Chief Security Officer
  • The secretary of the board shall be the Academic Secretary of the Polytechnic.

ii.) where any member of the Academic Board is incapacitated by illness or any other cause from performing the functions of his office, the Academic Board shall appoint another person to act in his office until the is able to resume the performance of his functions.
(c.) Management Committee
These Committee members are involved in the day to day general management and Administration of the Polytechnic. They are composed of the Rector as Chairman, registrar as Secretary, all Principal Officers and Deans of Schools as members.

MR. DANIEL D. MOM
Ag. Rector
Taraba State Polytechnic

 

PST AYUBA IBRAHIM ABARSHI
Deputy Rector Academics
Taraba State Polytechnic

ALH. GAMBO BELLO MOHAMMED
Registrar
Taraba State Polytechnic

MR. DAVID A. FUOH
Bursar
Taraba State Polytechnic

MRS. HASSANA A. AJI
Ag. Liberian
Taraba State Polytechnic

MR. SAMUEL R. ISHAYA
Director of Works
Taraba State Polytechnic

MR. TIMOTHY WOMA
Director, planning & Statistics

MR.AMOS AGBU
Dean, School of Engineering

MR. ALI TAMA DAN-ASABE
Dean, Basic & Applied Science

 

MR. JOSEPH IBRAHIM
Dean, School of Administration & Business Studies

(d.) Non Academic Departments
There are Non-academic departments in the Polytechnic whose existence is vital to the institution. They include the Registry, the Bursary, Director of Works, Chief Library, Director Medical Centre, Student affairs Officer Division and Chief Security Officer.