Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, has said the Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Abeokuta, will soon become a degree-awarding institution. He said this at the 14th convocation ceremony of the institution on Thursday.
According to the governor, the state has opened discussions with the National Universities Commission, with a view to actualising this.
He said, “Ogun State has the highest number of higher institutions in the country. This administration believes in creating the enabling environment for them to thrive. We are already looking into the possibility of making MAPOLY a degree-awarding institution.
“We have already written to the National Universities Commission and we believe very soon we will receive its response.”
Commending the leadership of the school, Amosun said he would construct two hostels in the institution, in the memory of his parents.
The governor, who said his administration accorded education priority, noted that it was a potent tool of achieving socio-economic development.
The MAPOLY Governing Council Chairman, Chief Alaba Lawson, said the council had entered into a Build-Operate and Transfer partnership with private developers to construct three clusters of 2,500 bed spaces each for students’ accommodation.
She said. “This is to alleviate the pains and sufferings of the students who have to travel long distances between their rented apartments in town and the campus.
“These hostels are equally envisaged to enhance the status of the institution and make it viable for elevation into a degree awarding university of technology in no distance future.