Mapoly sets to Award BTEch, as institution gets NBTE revalidation.. - THE BUSINESS PACKAGE


Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Mapoly sets to Award BTEch, as institution gets NBTE revalidation..

The Acting Rector of the Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Abeokuta, Dr.  Adeoye Odedeji has hinted of the plan of the institution to start awarding Bachelor of Technology, (BTech), just as he said the National Board for Technical Education( NBTE) had just concluded the re-validation of the institution.

Dr. Odedeji who spoke on Tuesday at the 3rd annual retreat of the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnic, Moshood Abiola Polytechnic Abeokuta, Chapter said the institution will award the certificate without affiliating to any institution.

" And of course by the grace of God ,we will begin to award Bachelor of Technology without affiliating to any institution because we have the capacity" 

" When we do that, all Polytechnics in the South- West would be depending on us, because all their National Diploma graduates will run to us".

He expressed joy that the institution was back to its feet courtesy of the magnanimity of the Executive Governor of Ogun State, Prince Dapo Abiodun who facilitated the visitation of the National Board  for Technical Education (NBTE) which on the 6th of February,2020 ensured the revalidation of the institution, having earlier been pronounced dead on the establishment of the Ogun State Polytechnic, Ipokia and Moshood Abiola University of Technology (MAUSTECH).

According to him, " up until the 6th of February, 2020, you and I are illegal staff members operating in illegal Tertiary Institution , because Mapoly had been dead and only came back to life on the 6th of February, 2020 upon the revalidation" 

He thanked the NBTE team led by the Chairman of Chairmen of Governing Council of Polytechnics in Nigeria , Alhaji Abubakar Mohammed for restoring the glory of the institution.

Dr. Odedeji also informed that a High-impact Technology Incubation Centre to be built at a cost of 1 billion naira is soon to take off at MAPOLY before the end of the year .

He thereafter charged members of staff to rededicate themselves  to the service of the institution and close ranks.

" This is not the time to pitch tent. Don't divide to camps and create confusion and crisis. We are all victor's ", he said .

" This is a new Mapoly, a better Mapoly with great potential. You won't be considering other places to work. That is the value we want to put in place. Our value is to make people happy,both staff and students, including our clients. That is the mentality I want all of us to imbibe and we cannot succeed in it , if we are not harmonious. If we fight and quarel over nothing, it would be very very disappointing", he further charged members of staff.

Earlier,  the Chairman of the Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Chapter of the  Academic Staff Union of Polytechnic, Mr. Babatunde Osifalujo had applauded the Ogun State Governor , Prince Dapo Abiodun for clearing the backlog of arrears of salary owed to the institution members of staff, saying a new lease of life had indeed arrived.

Said he " We took over in the midst of crisis that some believe will envelope our institution, but here we are today with a new lease of life. Thanks to the Almighty God who has been out help and the goodwill of His Eccellency, Prince Dapo Abiodun (MFR) the Executive Governor of Ogun state "

At the retreat some eminent members of the institution including the Chairman of the Ogun State Chapter of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations, Mr. Lekan Togunwa  were conferred with Professional accomplishment Awards while the Governor of Ogun State ,Prince Dapo Abiodun bagged visionary leadership Award.

Others awarded included the immediate past Rector of the Institution, Dr. Samson Odedina, who is the current Commissioner for Agriculture in the state,  the Commissioner for Local government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Mr. Afolabi Afuape, the Chief of Staff to the Governor ,Alhaji Shuaib Afolabi Salisu, all of whom bagged distinguished personality award among other academic staff of the institution recognised for their public service engagements, which has brought honour and pride  to the institution.

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