Ogun State-owned Moshood Abiola Polytechnic (MAPOLY) in Abeokuta will soon become a degree awarding institution.
The Governor of Ogun State, Ibikunle Amosun, gave the hint on Thursday at the 14th convocation ceremony of the institution held at the school premises in the state’s capital, southwest Nigeria.
According to Governor Amosun, the upgrade is to put the institution on a sound footing to develop and deploy appropriate technologies and competences in the socio-economic development of Ogun State.
Restating the commitment of his administration towards qualitative and affordable education at all levels, he called for more public and private participation in the development of the education sector.
The Governor also admonished the graduating students to be good ambassadors of the country as well as make integrity and self-control their watch word.
In his remark, the Rector of MAPOLY, Oludele Itiola, called for the redirection of Nigeria’s intellectual development by nurturing graduates needed for the challenges of the 21st century.
Graduands were turned out in the schools of engineering, environmental studies, business and management studies, communication and technology, as well as science and technology for the awards of National and Higher National Diploma.
The graduation ceremony was for the 2009 through 2015 sets of MAPOLY.