TRAVAILS OF THE POLYTECHNIC ARCHITECTURAL TECHNOLOGIST IN NIGERIA
Waziri S. Gumau and Osunkunle, A.
Journal Title:Journal of Research in Education and Society
This paper discussed the travails of Polytechnic Architectural Technologist in Nigeria which starts from the difficulties in securing admission, registration protocols, securing of accommodation, and others. It assessed the rigors within the residency period for National Diploma and Higher National Diploma programmes, the additional one year compulsory Industrial training as well as the pre and post National Youth Service Corps experiences. Data were mainly from the secondary source. The study revealed that in the whole of the North-East Geo-political zone, only Federal Polytechnic Bauchi was qualified to run National Diploma and Higher National Diploma in Architectural Technology and hence making admission very difficult for even the qualified students who want to study the course. Based on the above, it was recommended among others that the construction industry, Nigerian Institute of Architects and the various Polytechnics running Architectural Technology programmes should collaborate with relevant authorities in order to shorten the period of the tutelage (training) of an Architectural Technologist right from the onset.