The authorities of Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Abeokuta, on Wednesday laid the foundation of an ultra-modern skill acquisition and vocational training center, a project fully sponsored by the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND).
Penpushing reports that Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Prof. Abayomi Arigbabu performing the turning of sod, noted that the N245 million project under the 2018 annual invention is slated to be completed within six months.
The Commissioner lauded the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND) pointing out that it is a mission driven body to educational institutions., and also commended the management of the institution for its vision and sincerity in taken the advantage of the body to have the project even at this period when the institution is gradually regaining its pride among the comity of polytechnics in Nigeria.
“I am thrilled with construction of the centre, which its training will be in tandem with modern trends. The provision of software laboratories, e-research and resource rooms, hands-on vocational training, including other facilities are so keen and aligning with the mission of the Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun”, he added.
“The State Government’s focus on technical vocation and education training is unalloyed with the revitalization of the Technical Education across the State. Our focus, intention and hope as a government is that, MAPOLY should be the producer of technical manpower for the state, nation and world at large . The center will therefore complement the entrepreneurship development in the Polytechnic;,Arigbabu stated
Penpushing further reports that, the Acting Rector, Dr. Adeoye Odedeji, in his welcome speech stated that the project was designed to reshaping the horizon, skills and competence of students and artisans through vocational training and skill acquisition.
“This centre will enable us to implement the present policy of National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) on acquisition of vocational education for smooth career progression. The center will also aid internet literacy on individuals and enable graduates of the Polytechnic to be dual certificated’, he added.
‘The structure comprises of Eight offices, three software laboratories, two mini training centre, one multimedia lab/studio, one digital and micro device lab, one cyber serve security and forensic lab, one e-research room, one cyber control room, one conference room amongst other’.
The notable officials at the event include: Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, Director of Primary and Secondary Education, Registrar; Mr. Emmanuel Olaleye, Bursar; Mr. Fatai Yekini, Director of School and Heads of Departments among other guests.
Penpushing also reports that speaking at the groundbreaking of the center, the site manager gave assurance given that the project would be delivered to time.
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