NO fewer than 31,260 candidates have applied for admission into Kwara State Polytechnic, Ilorin for the 2016/2017 academic session.

The Rector of the institution, Alhaji Moshood Elelu, disclosed this in llorin on Wednesday in an interview with newsmen.

Elelu, however, said the polytechnic could only admit 4,380 candidates into both the National Diploma and Higher National Diploma programmes.

This, he said, was in accordance with the carrying capacity of the institution as approved by the National Board for Technical Education, the regulatory body for polytechnics and monotechnics.

The Rector said a total of 12,149 candidates applied for HND part time and full time programmes, while 19,111 candidates applied for ND part time and full time courses.

He said the institution would continue to contribute its quota to the technological advancement of the nation.