In his mission towards improving the educational provision in the state to meet the demand for technological and vocational manpower needed for development, Ogun State Governor Dapo Abiodun has approved the award of Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) by Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Abeokuta.
Head, Public Relations & Protocol, ‘Yemi Ajibola in a statement said the Ogun State 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, Dr. Adeoye Odedeji stated that, “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”.
It further explained that, the approval will be intandem 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 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 mission of “Building our Future Together” agenda of the Ogun State Government.