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Thursday, April 01, 2021

MAPOLY joins league of degree awarding institution

Olumide Akanji 

The governor of Ogun State, Prince Dapo Abiodun, has reportedly approved Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Abeokuta to become a degree awarding institution.

Our Correspondent gathered that, Governor Abiodun had on Wednesday approved the award of Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) by Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Abeokuta.

The Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Prof. Abayomi Arigbabu who conveyed the approval in a letter signed by the State Director, Primary and Higher Education, Dr. Olanloye Waheed, dated March 23, 2021, said the approval was in line with the mission towards improving the educational provision of the state.

The letter addressed to the Acting Rector, Dr. Adeoye Odedeji stated that, “His Excellency, Prince 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”.

According to a release by the institution's head of Public Relations and Protocol, Yemi Ajibola, the approval was in tandem with the requirements approved by the National Universities Commission (NUC).

Ajibola explained that, the B.Tech approval to MAPOLY was also a confirmation of the Governor'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 Gov. Abiodun, on assumption of office, revived MAPOLY with the pronouncement to return the polytechnic to status quo ante.

While reacting to this development, the Acting Rector maintained that the programme will retain and sustain the hand-on policy of Technical and Vocational Education Training (TVET) policy.

The acting rector 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”, he added.

Dr. Odedeji said, “as soon as all arrangements have been concluded with OOU and NUC, there is assurance that the programme will begin before the end of this year.”

"On behalf of the Management, Staff and Students of the Polytechnic, Dr. Odedeji expresses heartfelt appreciation to His Excellency, Prince Dapo Abiodun, for this giant offer to MAPOLY."

He promised that the institution will continue to key into the "Agenda of building our future together" of the Ogun State Government.

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