IMT is a home for skills and service acquisition. This is not in doubt because evidence of the products abounds in all parts of the federation, which cut across the length and breadth of human endeavour. In continuation of this good work, the institute became inundated with requests to establish other programmes that are not regular in nature as the full-time programme. In other to enhance the spirit of learning and cater for more quest for education in Nigeria, the institute established the Part-time Studies department. The Part-time Studies department is focused towards accommodating people who cannot attend the full regular programme due to unforeseen circumstances beyond their control. The Part-time Studies department took off over 30 years ago with a view of reducing the rate of illiteracy within the nation beginning with the South-East region. To this end, the department is currently running academic programmes in its department. They include:
- Banking and Finance
- Business Administration
- Building Technology
- Civil Engineering
- Computer Science
- Chemical Engineering
- Co-operative Economics and Management
- Food Science and Technology
- Fashion, Designing and Creative Technology
- Mass Communication
- Mechanical Engineering
- Public Administration
- Science Laboratory Technology
- Urban and Rural Planning
It is important to note that the Department of Part-time Studies is under the School of Distance Learning and Continuing Education.
Qualification for Admission
Any person who deserves to run through Part-time Studies programme must have attended a secondary school and have obtained a West African Examination Certificate or Senior Secondary School Certificate, in five subjects relevant to the course of study or WAEC equivalent, as approved by NBTE and JAMB.
JAMB is not a strict requirement for admissions.
The department usually advertises through social media platforms, calling for new intakes who are interested in the programme.
Application forms are also sold.
Any person who desires to obtain a National Diploma will study for three years (six semesters). After the successful completion of the National Diploma, such student can apply for HND by purchasing the form provided. He/She must have obtained the minimum CGPA for admission into HND. The HND programmes also lasts for three years as well.
Transfer from ND Part Time to Regular
It is not possible to transfer from part-time to regular studies, but it is possible that one can change their mode of admission from regular to part-time.
Time for Lectures
In every session, the lecture periods start from 3 pm – 6 pm daily.
The institute provides lecturers from the regular staff and as well appoints lecturers on part-time bases to add to the permanent staff, thereby, enhancing good quality teaching and learning.
Any permanent lecturer who teaches any course in the part-time department is usually paid honorarium and those appointed as part=time lecturers are paid honorarium as well.
This is an encouragement to avoid corrupt practices; the honorarium or stipend is payable at the end of every semester after marking and submission of results.
The students’ population is on the increase. This is because the current management council is working tirelessly to return the school to its former glory.