The Governor speaking at the 40th anniversary and 19th convocation ceremony of the polytechnic explained that the decision to offer the best graduating student an automatic employment was done to encourage others to do more.
Penpushing further reports that, he commended the management of the polytechnic for producing the new set of graduates whom he said would join the league of qualified human resources for the continued development of the State
The Governor pointed out that it is important that schools, parents, government, and other stakeholders match the school curriculum with the development needs of the society, adding that his administration would continue to give education the priority that it deserves.
Penpushing also reports that, Abiodun emphasized that his administration remains committed to providing qualitative education for children in the State, irrespective of their location, gender or social status.
“Our administration remains committed to give education the priority it deserves. We remain committed to providing qualitative education for children in the State, irrespective of their location, gender or social status.
“Our belief is that a well-educated citizenry would not only be useful to himself or herself, but will also contribute positively to the development of our dear State. This is the underlining message of the ‘Building our Future Together’ agenda,” he said.
The Governor also added that since his assumption of office he has resolved the issues at Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, and the embattled Tai-Solarin College of Education (TASCE), Omu, Ijebu, disclosing that the state government has set up a Government Delivery Unit for education in the state.
Penpushing reports that, he , acknowledged other awardees, noting that their respective awards were in recognition of their various contributions to the development of humanity, and reminded them that the awards were a call to higher service and more responsibilities.
The Rector of the Polytechnic, Arc. Olusegun Aluko in his welcome speech noted that the institution, which was celebrating its 40 years of establishment and its 19th convocation ceremony and conferment of honorary fellowship of the institution on three notable citizens of the country had gone through a tough period to end at its present state of excellence.
Penpushing further reports that, Aluko disclosed that the three notable citizens to be conferred with honorary fellowship of the institution include the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi, Olu of Ilaro and paramount ruler of Yewaland, Oba Kehinde Olugbenle and the Otunba Olu of Ilaro, Dr. Anthony Ibikunle, who was instrumental to the establishment of Music and Art and Design Departments of the institution.
The Rector also assured that the institution would not rest on its oars as plans are underway to introduce twelve new programs, start the award of degree certificates in affiliation with two reputable institutions in the country.
Penpushing reports that, Aluko urged the graduands not to rely only on their paper qualifications, but the skills they acquired through the various entrepreneurship programs of the institution and also commended the governor for gracing the occasion, noting that the governor’s presence was the first time in fifteen years that a sitting governor will be attending the convocation program of the institution.
The visitor to the institution, President Muhammadu Buhari, represented by Dr. Joel Ojo, said that the ceremony was a time to take stock of the institution’s challenges and reward excellence adding that the Federal Government was committed to growing the sector by providing funding through Tetfund.
Penpushing reports that, he congratulated the graduands, and urged them to be creative and embrace the role of a change agent to make the country better, with a call on the Alumni of the institution to embark on meaningful projects by way of endowment fund for the development of the polytechnic.