The newly appointed Commissioner for Education, Science, and Technology in Ogun State, Prof. Abayomi Arigbabu has assured that Moshood Abiola Polytechnic Abeokuta’s deplorable roads will be fixed with immediate effect.
Prof. Abayomi gave the assurance during an official visit to the institution to assess the Polytechnic roads and other infrastructural facilities in the institution on Saturday.
The Commissioner was accompanied by the Special Adviser on Works and infrastructure in the state, Engr. Akeem Adesina and other notable directors in the ministry.
Speaking with Press in MAPOLY during the visit, Prof. Arigbabu said MAPOLY and other institutions in Ogun state will begin to experience a turnaround.
“We have to make sure there’s a total turnaround starting with the curriculum rejuvenation and also look at infrastructural development that’s why we are starting with the roads.
“I have seen the roads, and we’re possibly going to look at government intervention in form of grading and so on.”
He stated that virtual learning will be given more attention in schools adding that technology will be integrated into teaching and learning in the state education sector.
” Virtual learning will be given more attention and we are going to encourage each institution to come up with innovations that can assist them even in revenue generation.We are going to involve alumni, philanthropists to help us develop our institutions.”
The Commissioner reiterated that students and staff welfare will be given top priority adding that restiveness in institutions across the state will become a thing of the past.
Arigbabu also expressed optimism that the state will become a reference point for education in the country soon.
“We have started and within a very short period people we see that Ogun state will be a reference point for education in the country.”
Also, the Special Adviser on Works and Infrastructure in the state, Engr. Akeem Adesina told PCM that students of the Polytechnic should begin to expect repairs on the roads soon.
“You’ll begin to see progress on your roads and infrastructure generally,” he said
The Acting Rector of the Polytechnic, Dr. Adeoye Odedeji expressed his gratitude towards Governor, Dapo Abiodun for the quick response to the Polytechnic’s request.
Odedeji thanked the Governor for the timely response to the needs of the students.
He also appreciated the Governor for appointing the Commissioner for Education in the state who according to him is the best fit for the appointment.
Odedeji, therefore, thanked the Commissioner for the visit to the institution noting that the visit will transform the institution.
“One of the things we discussed with the Commissioner is that there must be a rapid response to the need and aspirations of the students and that’s what the Governor has demonstrated, rapid response to the education system of the state.
“I want to appreciate the Governor for appointing one of our own as the commissioner for education in the state. The man who has just been given appointment for Commissioner in the state is the man that is fit for that ministry because he has been part of that system. He’s a thoroughly bred educationist and we’re happy for that.
“The first meeting we had with the Governor, the following Saturday something is happening on this campusin response to the issue we raised. We are happy because in less than four days the Governor responded to us.
“This is a surprise to us because our call was hastened to within four days and we are happy. We thank the Governor for the prompt response and we pray that he lives long.”
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