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Another milestone has been recorded at the state owned Moshood Abiola Polytechnic (MAPOLY), Abeokuta as Governor Dapo Abiodun MRF approved the award of Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) by the institution.
Governor Abiodun’s B.Tech approval is part of his missions towards improving the educational provision in the state and to meet the demand for technological and vocational manpower needed for development.
This was contained in a press statement signed and made available to newsmen on Wednesday by Yemi Ajibola, Head, Public Relations and Protocol in Abeokuta, state capital.
Ajibola in the statement noted that the Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Prof. Abayomi Arigbabu conveyed the approval in a letter signed by the State Director, Primary and Higher Education, Dr. Olanloye Waheed, dated March 23, 2021.
The letter addressed to the Acting Rector of MAPOLY, Dr. Adeoye Odedeji stated: “His Excellency, Prince (Dr) Dapo Abiodun MFR has graciously granted approval to commence the process of affiliation with Olabisi Onabanjo University for the purpose of running B.Tech programmes.
“The approval will be in tandem with the requirements approved by the National Universities Commission (NUC).
“The B.Tech approval to MAPOLY is also a confirmation of His Excellency’s keen interest in education to align it with the demands of modern trends which places premium on technological and vocational skill acquisition.”
It would be recalled that Governor Abiodun, on assumption of office revived MAPOLY with the pronouncement to return the Institution to status quo ante.
While reacting to this development, the acting rector maintained that the programme would retain and sustain the hand-on policy of Technical and Vocational Education Training (TVET) policy.
He further explained that the B.Tech will be mainly for National Diploma graduates of programmes accredited by National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) in the polytechnic.
“The reason is that we want to give maximum benefits to all our products and their counterparts from other institution within the context of the programmes accredited in the polytechnic.
“As soon as all arrangements are concluded with OOU and NUC, there is assurance that the programme will begin before the end of this year,” he stressed.
However, he expressed on behalf of the management, staff and students of the polytechnic heartfelt appreciation to Prince Abiodun for this giant offer to MAPOLY.
He promised that the Institution would continue to key into the mission of “Building our Future Together” agenda of the Ogun State Government.