Ogun State: Gov. Abiodun reverses Amosun’s policy on MAPOLY

Ogun State: Gov. Abiodun reverses Amosun’s policy on MAPOLY


Ogun State Governor , Dapo Abiodun , has ordered that Moshood Abiola Polytechnic , Abeokuta should revert to its status quo ante with full academic activities restored.

The governor also set up a committee to look into the operational modalities of Moshood Abiola University of Science and Technology , Abeokuta ; and Ogun State Polytechnic , Ipokia .

Amosun had introduced a policy that replaced MAPOLY with Ogun Poly, Ipokia ; and created MAUSTECH .

The changes by the ex- governor led to controversies and protests by both lecturers and students before he left office .

Abiodun while suspending the policy said his directive would remain until the committee determined the way forward for the new institutions .

The governor spoke on Sunday through a statement issued in Abeokuta by his Chief Press Secretary , Mr Kunle Somorin , saying the development became necessary due to the fact that the state- owned Moshood Abiola Polytechnic had been in comatose since the Moshood Abiola University of Science and Technology and Ogun State Polytechnic were created .

He said , “ As a responsible government, we cannot fold our arms and allow the situation to continue .

“ We cherish human capital development . This committee is therefore set up to holistically review the status , viability and sustainability of these newly established institutions .

“ The review committee is expected to recommend operational modalities for these institutions after interfacing with stakeholders in the education sector. ”

He added , “ The committee headed by a former Vice – Chancellor of Tai Solarin University of Education , Prof . Segun Awonusi, has the following terms of reference:

“ Ascertain the current operational status of Moshood Abiola University of Science and Technology , Abeokuta and Ogun State Polytechnic , Ipokia ; identify issues and challenges related to the establishment and operations of the two institutions ; determine the viability and sustainability of the institutions on a long – term basis ; and identify any other issue(s) related to the objectives of the assignment ; and make recommendations for the consideration of the government. ”

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