Mapoly Will Continue To Exploit In Contributing Its Quota To Technology Development In Nigeria - Rector, Dr Samson Odedina - NATIONAL CATALYST


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Thursday, August 15, 2019

Mapoly Will Continue To Exploit In Contributing Its Quota To Technology Development In Nigeria - Rector, Dr Samson Odedina

Abeokuta- The Rector of the Moshood Abiola Polytechnic (MAPOLY), Dr. Samson A. Odedina has said that the institution will continue to do exploit in contributing its quota to the development of technology in the country.

The matriculation came up three years after the resuscitation of Moshood Abiola Polytechnic from Moshood Abiola University of Technology MAUTECH.

The matriculants include, the national diploma ND and higher national diploma HND.

The Rector noted this in his address during the matriculation ceremony of the newly admitted students for the 2019/2020 academic session, held at the Otunba Gbenga Daniel auditorium.

Odedina noted that, the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has granted licensing approval for take-off of the radio with the frequency 99.7fm.

According to him, the management has set up committee to come up with modalities at ensuring smooth take off of the radio within four weeks.

“That’s imminent, and I can tell you that, we have a license and the equipment are already secured and we have a committe that has been given 4weeks come up with modalities for bringing MAPOLY radio on air.”

He therefore said plans are underway by the management to offer agricultural science beginning from the 2019/2020 academic session.

Odedina explained that, as part of the new Polytechnic Act, the institution is at liberty to graduate high-level manpower, as the polytechnic is at the verge of becoming a degree awarding institution.

He said in due time, the National Board of Technical Education (NBTE) would visit the polytechnic to inspect the facilities for the agriculture engineering programme.

“We’re sitting on more than 9,000 hectares of land and as at present, we’re not running any agricultural program. We are keying into government policies of agro-based job opportunities. I can tell you that in the next 6months, we’ll be inviting NBTE to inspect our facilities for agricultural technology and fisheries, that’s where we’re starting from and then we move to agriculture engineering. It’s a sure way to go for us.

“And if you look at the new polytechnic Act, Polytechnics are not meant to graduate middlemen manpower again, we’re now at the liberty to be at per with the University to graduate high level manpower and I can tell you, MAPOLY we’re at the verge of becoming a degree awarding institution.”

According to him, MAPOLY is a reference point in the entrepreneurial, scientific and technological industry, adding that the institution’s graduates have over the years proven to be job creators, role models and not job seekers.

He added that the school stood out from its contemporaries in terms of programmes accreditation, saying the institution could favourably compete with others and come out as champions.

While urging the students to shun any campus vices that could undermine their academic programme, emphasising that the institution would not hesitate to expel anyone found culpable engaging in indecent dressing, examination malpractices, stealing, cultism, fighting and thuggery.

His Words: "Take advantage of the facilities available for your learning, be focused and committed in your studies, Focus on the current policy of Ogun State, skill acquisition and Ict based template of new Mapoly, Refuse any unsolicited assistance from anyone, your primary aim on this campus is to obtain degree and not joining illegal secret activities." Odedina added.

“We shall not hesitate to show you the doors if you are found culpable of these and others as indicated in your students’ handbook. I implore you to associate yourselves with a number of management approved societies and associations, which, as good students, you are eligible and encouraged to join.

“On our part, we shall continue to ensure a better academic environment with modern teaching aids and facilities,” he added.

He, however, advised the new students to be focussed committed and ensure discipline, so as to attain the height of excellence and remarkable achievements.

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