Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Abeokuta (MAPOLY) has been upgraded to a University of Science and Technology.
MAPOLY, a polytechnic will now become Moshood Abiola University of Science and Technology, Abeokuta while a new Ogun State Polytechnic will be re-established.
Earlier in 2017, the House of Assembly in Ogun State passed the Bill to convert MAPOLY to a University. The Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun has now signed into Law the Bill upgrading the state-owned Moshood Abiola Polytechnic (MAPOLY), Abeokuta, to Moshood Abiola University of Science and Technology, Abeokuta.
The governor, who assented to the Bill, earlier passed by the state House of Assembly, during the Executive Council meeting yesterday, also signed into Law, the Bill for the re-establishment of the Ogun State Polytechnic, which will be sited in Ipokia-Yewa-Awori axis of the state.
Amosun revealed that the institutions will be multi-campus, as government would engage professionals and people of high knowledge to provide the technical guide, adding that this great step will enhance the prospect of education in the state.
Commending the efforts of the state House of Assembly for the timely and successful passage of the Bill into Law, the governor assured that necessary documents have been prepared and sent to the appropriate quarters.
Answering questions from news men, the Speaker, Rt. Hon. Suraj Ishola Adekunbi said the House swung into action and accelerated the passage, because of the priority the state government is giving to the education sector in the state.
He noted that the step will create employment for the people, open access to tertiary education in Ipokia as well as encourage the people to embrace education.
We congratulate the management of Mosshood Abiola Polytechnic on this milestone.