No fewer than 5,540 applicants have so far applied for about 100 vacancies approved by the Nasarawa State government for the Isa Mustapha Agwai Polytechnic, Lafia.
Out of this number, about 400 are graduates with first-class degrees.
Dr Justina Kotso, the rector of the polytechnic, revealed this when the management of the institution appeared before the chairman, House Committee on Education, Daniel Ogazi, alongside other members of the committee for the institution’s 2021 budget assessment in Lafia on Tuesday. According to her, a total of 5,540 applicants have applied for the 100 vacancies approved by the government, adding that: “they have screened and gotten 767 qualified applicants out of the number.’’
Earlier, the Nasarawa State House of Assembly Committee on Education had urged the management of the institution to absorb academic and non-academic casual staff who have been working in the institution for long before considering fresh applicants.