The Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun has constituted a Committee to look into the operations of Moshood Abiola University of Science and Technology, Abeokuta and Ogun State Polytechnic, Ipokia, after interfacing with stakeholders in the education sector.
In a statement released in Abeokuta by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr. Kunle Somorin, Governor Abiodun stated that this has become necessary because the State-owned Moshood Abiola Polytechic, MAPOLY, had been in comatose since the Moshood Abiola University of Science and Technology, Abeokuta and Ogun State Polytechnic. Ipokia were created.
He noted that as a result of the unresolved issues, the fate of candidates and students of MAPOLY and their lecturers now hangs in a balance, with academic activities disrupted.
He therefore, ordered that MAPOLY be reverted and full academic activities restored, while the committee determines the way forward for the new institutions.
“As a responsible Government, we cannot fold our arms and allow the situation to continue. We cherish human capital development, this committee is therefore set up to holistically review the status, viability and sustainability of these newly established institutions’’, the Governor stated.
The review committee is to be headed by the former Vice Chancellor, Tai Solarin University of Education, Prof. Segun Awonusi, with members including; former Rector, Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Abeokuta, Alhaji Waheed Kadiri, National President of Workplace Educators and Managers Association of Nigeria (WEMAN), Prof Joseph Odemuyiwa, a Chief Lecturer at the Federal Polytchnic Ilaro, Dr Biodun Oluseye and a seasoned lawyer and administrator, Barrister Abeeb Wale Ajayi.
Others are; the National President, Moshood Abiola Polytechnic Alumni Association, Mr. H.O. Ayoade, while the Director, Primary and Tertiary Education in the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology Dr. Waheed Olanloye, will serve as the secretary.