Rector Praises Abiodun For Restoring MAPOLY, Assures Students Of Smooth Academic Session - EDU-BIZNEWS


Saturday, February 10, 2024

Rector Praises Abiodun For Restoring MAPOLY, Assures Students Of Smooth Academic Session

Rector of Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, (MAPOLY) Abeokuta,Dr.Adeoye Odedeji has praised Governor Dapo Abiodun for the timely intervention of his administration in restoring the status of the institution as one of the leading polytechnics in the country, after two years of stagnation as a result of education policy introduced by the immediate past administration in Ogun State which almost destroyed the 45 year-old Polytechnic between 2017 and 2019

The Rector who was receiving National President of National Association of Nigeria Students (NANS), Comrade Pedro Chibuzo Obi and other top officials of the apex students body over the weekend on campus of the Institution, also assured students of smooth academic session, saying the management of Institution had put in place structure to ensure uninterrupted academic activities in the current 2023/2024 session 

Odedeji added that the continuous support of the Prince Dapo  Abiodun led administration to the management of the institution since 2019, had been responsible for the resuscitation of the culture of academic excellence which had in the past produced the likes of former governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun and current Accountant General of the Federation, Dr. Oluwatoyin Shakirat Madein amongst others 

On students expected to be mobilized for next batch of corps members into the National Youths Service Corps(NYSC), he promised that some of the students would be mobilized for the first batch in the coming week

"We have put in place structure to ensure smooth running of academic calendar , we have not less than 100 PhD holders academic staff , if not for the regulations of National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) , we have the capacity to run Bachelor Degree in Technology (B.Tech) , we are focusing on skill development programmes as additional certification for students here on completion of their academic programmes ", Odedeji stated 

The Rector accompanied by his deputy, Dr.(Mrs) Yetunde Lanre-Iyanda, Bursar, Mr.Fatai Yekini , Director of Students Affairs, Dr. Amos Kolawole and other principal officers, added that the newly constructed Skill Development Centre was well equipped with the N30million from TETFUND, to train students in additional vocational skills in plumbing, weldering and repairs of GSM phones while the polytechnic in partnership with CISCO and Huawei run Information Communication Technology (ICT) programmes to provide its students with the required digital training  

The President of NANS, accompanied by Senate President of the association, Comrade Elvis Segun Ekundina, MAPOLY Students Union Government's President, Comrade Hezekiah Adeola Babatunde, NANS, Ogun JCC Chairman,Comrade Adeyanju Francis Experience and other top leaders, had earlier explained that the visit was to appreciate the efforts of the management of Institution in ensuring stability in the running of the academic activities on the campus 

Obi added the visit was part of his ongoing familiarization tour to campuses across the country since assumption of office as leader of NANS in December, 2023, to minimize the crisis between management and students movement on campuses which often led to loss of time and resources as a result of unresolved issues 

He explained that the purpose of such familiarization tour was to meet with the management of tertiary institutions and be able to resolve amicably, such issues affecting students, particularly their welfare on campuses before escalation of such matters which might be more difficult to handle.

"We are here to appreciate what the management of MAPOLY under the leadership of the Rector, Dr. Adeoye Odedeji, has been doing for students, we decided to visit various campuses since elected as National President of NANS in December, 2023, to prevent crisis and establish cordial relationship between Students Union Governments and management of tertiary institutions management, with main aim of minimizing crisis on our campuses", Pedro stated 

Other student leaders on the visit included National Association of Ogun State Students President, Comrade Kehinde Thomas, Ogun State Stakeholders Forum Chairman, Comr, Kehinde Damilola Simeon and Ogun State Stakeholders Secretary General, Ogunrobi Oluwagbemileke

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