MAPOLY becomes Moshood Abiola University of Science and Technology

MAPOLY becomes Moshood Abiola University of Science and Technology

One of the oldest polytechnics in Nigeria, Moshood Abiola Abiola Polytechnic (MAPOLY), Ogere, Ogun State has been upgraded to a university status.

This followed signing into law a Bill upgrading the state-owned polytechnic to Moshood Abiola University of Science and Technology, Abeokuta, by the State Governor Ibikunle Amosun on Monday, March 13, 2017.

The governor signed another bill into law for the re-establishment of the Ogun State Polytechnic to be sited in Ipokia-Yewa-Awori areas of the state during an Executive meeting.

Amosu, who said that the institutions would be multi-campus, would engage professionals and people of high knowledge to provide the technical guide, adding that this great step would enhance the prospect of education in the state.

He lauded the state House of Assembly for the timely and successful passage of the Bill into law, and assured that necessary documents have been prepared and sent to the appropriate quarters.

Also, the Speaker of the Ogun Assembly, Suraj Adekunbi, said the step would create employment for the people, open access to tertiary education in Ipokia as well as encourage the people to embrace education.

It’d be recalled that Ogun State House of Assembly on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 passed a bill upgrading Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, MAPOLY, to a University of Science and Technology.

The Majority Leader, Adeyinka Mafe, had moved the motion for the third reading of the bill during plenary in the floor of the house, which was seconded by the Minority Leader, Olawale Alausa.

The bill was entitled: “A Bill for a Law to Provide for the Establishment of Moshood Abiola University of Science and Technology and for Matters of Administration and Discipline of Students Connected  Therewith.’’

“We need to encourage our people to go into science and technology so that we have entrepreneurs like they do in other advanced country.

“The university will have two deputy vice chancellors, academic and administration, while the registrar should be the secretary of the Governing Council.

“The compulsory age of academic staff of the university shall be 65 years except for persons on professorial cadre which shall be 70 years.”