The President pointed out that the discrimination against polytechnic graduates was unfortunate, explaining that it is a well-known fact that, polytechnic graduates had the entrepreneurial skills that could make them self-sufficient, in comparison with their university counterparts.
Penpushing further reports that, Ogunsipe stated that, if the innovations, patent and researches developed within the polytechnic system could be transformed into industrial product, it will aid the country to become technological hub.
‘The best way to move the country forward and attain the height of technological advancement nation is to encourage polytechnic education. Thank God for technological development. Polytechnic education to many of us that have our background from the University, we felt until now, that they do nothing in the polytechnics, but we know better now’.
“The best we could do to move this country forward in this age, is to encourage polytechnic education. Thank God for NBTE and FG disposition, I’ll say without bias, the Northern Governors are very supportive of their state owned institutions’.
“What you should expect from us is that, the polytechnic products will no longer be discriminated by government policies. Secondly, we want innovations, patent and researches that have been developed within the polytechnic system to transform like we have in the advanced country into industrial product; it will not only help the system, but will help the country as a whole.
The Rector, Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Abeokuta, Dr. Samson Adeola Odedina in his remarks attributed the new President’s victory to the restoration of Moshood Abiola Polytechnic(MAPOLY) to full academic activities by Governor Dapo Abiodun.
Penpushing also reports that, Odedina noted that, the leading credibility of Governor Abiodun metamorphosed into success at the poll for the President of Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Polytechnics (SSANIP), who is a staff of the polytechnic.
The Rector boasted that Moshood Abiola Polytechnic(MAPOLY) will continue to maintain its leading role in the country institution in terms of quality training, welfare of staff and union agitations.
“We should be expecting MAPOLY playing it role as a leader in the polytechnic education in Nigeria. We are going to provide leadership in quality training, welfare of staff and all sorts of agitations from staff. We must be leading because if we’re not leading, other institutions will not follow suit. So, MAPOLY is back to take it position as a leader in polytechnic education in our country”.