Segun Showunmi in Ibadan
The Ibadan Polytechnic is to kick off its proposed FM Radio Station which is said to be part of the achievements of the current administration of Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State towards marking the 50th anniversary of institution in August.
Penpushing reports that, the rector Prof. Adebiyi disclosed this while speaking during his investiture by the convener of Coalition of Civil Societies in Nigeria and Director General of Project 20Million, Hon Ikechukwu Chukwunyere.
The Rector noted that the radio station would have takes off since if not for the effect of coronavirus pandemic, adding that the radio station will always trigger the institution to keep setting the pace among notable tertiary institutions in Nigeria.
Penpushing further reports that the Coalition of Civil Society Organizations in Nigeria (COCSON) commended the developmental and administrative acumen demonstrated by the rector of the Polytechnic on the establishment of a radio station for the institution.
The initiator of a project worth N20million on the umbrella of all Civil Societies in Nigeria, described Mass Communication Department, of the institution as the best in the country tertiary institutions, having produced giants in the media world.
Penpushing also reports that in his address the convener Coalition of Civil Societies in Nigeria and Director General of Project 20Million, Hon Ikechukwu Chukwunyere said t the recognition of Adebiyi was paralleled to coalition’s quest for equal prosperity, representation and translation of latent skills of the young generation into productivity
“Having followed the trajectory of your achievements and activities for a span of time, COCSON and project 20Milllion sees in you an incontrovertible role model, a worthy mentor, a guiding light to the next generation of leaders. It was on this premise that your good person was nominated in our just concluded NEC meeting as the Most Performing Rector in Nigeria.”
Penpushing also reports that, he asserted that the rector’s professionalism, intervention and administrative achievements are worthy of note, stating that prequel to the Rector’s assumption of office, Ibadan polytechnic last made technological development in 2009 ,stating that his present tenure has brought sudden innovative and creative transformations.
The Director General said, among these are: provision and up scaling of the television studio,
reconfiguration of public relations and advert resource centre, photo studio in
the department of Mass Communication, floating of radio Station otherwise known as PolyIbadan FM radio, procurement of teaching equipment for the departments of Geology and Civil Engineering, passing and accreditation of thirteen programmes and many more.
The coalition, however applauded the Rector’s excellent leadership in the campus especially in the fight against coronavirus, adding that the institution now has the TPI Mechanical Ventilator 2020 and the TPI Hand washer.
Penpushing reports that, the coalition boss said it has registered its magazine, ‘Democratic Youth Magazine’ in order to bridge the communication gap between the government and the governed.
Meanwhile,the investiture had in attendance other management team which include: Deputy Rector Mrs Olubunmi Olubamiwa, Registrar Mrs Modupe Fawale, Bursar Mr Olawale Ojetola, Chief Librarian Folaranmi Ajala and Director of Works and Services, Engineer Folorunso Ipadeola.