Lagos City Polytechnic

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Not to be confused with Lagos State Polytechnic.

Lagos City Polytechnic is a privately owned polytechnic in Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria. It provides National Diploma courses in Accountancy, Banking & Finance and Business Studies.[1] The Lagos City Computer College is affiliated with the polytechnic.[2] The polytechnic is recognized by the National Board for Technical Education.[3]

The polytechnic was established in 1990 by Engineer Babatunde Odufuwa as the first private tertiary educational institution in Nigeria.[4] It gained official recognition in 1995.[5] In December 2002 the polytechnic held its second convocation ceremony, where about 300 students received Higher Diplomas or National Diplomas.[6] The institution was criticized in 2006 by a Sunday Sun reporter who found lax admission procedures and inadequate staff.[7]

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  1. ^ "For Prospective Students". Lagos City Polytechnic. Retrieved 2010-03-27. 
  2. ^ "Welcome To Lagos City Computer College". Lagos City Computer College. Retrieved 2010-03-27. 
  3. ^ "Private Polytechnics". National Board for Technical Education. Retrieved 2010-03-27. 
  4. ^ Olubusuyi Adenipekun (5 March 2009). "Lagos City Poly President Counsels Govt, Graduands On Creativity". Vanguard. Retrieved 2010-03-27. 
  5. ^ Private Higher Education and Public Policy in Africa: a Contrasting Case of Nigeria and Botswana. Cuvillier Verlag. p. 64. ISBN 3-86727-821-0. 
  6. ^ Mary Ekah (11 December 2002). "Lagos City Polytechnic Convocates 300 Students". ThisDay. Retrieved 2010-03-27. 
  7. ^ Emmanuel Mayah (April 26, 2006). "Untold story of a private polytechnic". Online Nigeria. Retrieved 2010-03-27.