The Ordinary National Diploma (OND1) and Higher National Diploma (HND1) of the Polytechnics Ibadan were thrilled when the officials of International Psychometrics Center (IPC) stormed the campus on Thursday in the company of officials of the National Board Technical Education (NBTE) to orientate the students about the psychometrics course.
The Deputy Registrar, Mrs. Abiodun Olubamiwa, who welcomed IPC and NBTE to the institution in her opening address further emphasised the importance of psychometrics to the ND1 and HND1 students with the explanation that without the course, students cannot graduate from the school.
Speaking in the same vein, Mr. Ayo Aroge who represented the Executive Secretary of NBTE stressed on the importance of technical education to the economic advancement of the country, while he also introduced psychometrics, which is an online course, and has been approved by the federal government, to be implemented in all polytechnics through the aid of the NBTE.
The Deputy Director, Academics of IPC, Mr. Timileyin Fashola in his remarks further gave an insight into the psychometric studies.
He explained that “the word psychometrics as the science of measuring psychological abilities, psychometrics allows you to understand who you are extrovert or introvert, and it helps to understand the outside world better and how to choose a clear-cut career path”.
The National President of the Polytechnic Students Union, Comrade Oladere Benedict in his reaction during the orientation programm thanked the IPC Ibadan for introducing the online course to the schools’ curricular and NBTE and the National Commission for Colleges of Education (NCCE) for the full accreditation the course.
Ten students that first to complete their registration for the course on the IPC portal, namely: Adesina Oluwaseun Akanni and Favour Pelumi Mayowa Sanda, both of Mass Communication Department, Koleoso Wasiu of Accountancy Department, Salami Waris Akinola Barrakat of Mass Communication Department, Wariz Olalekan of Public Admin, Ifeoluwa Fatunola of Procurement and Supply Department, Olukunle Grace of Health Science Department and Adesina Opeyemi of Mass Com were all presented with free Psychometrics Textbooks at the venue.