Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu said on Tuesday that his administration would support the Ondo State University of Science and Technology (OSUSTECH), Okitipupa, to grow into a full-fledged institution.
Akeredolu gave the assurance when the management of the institution paid him a courtesy visit.
He also disclosed that a Governing Council would soon be put in place for the university.
Akeredolu further explained that efforts were ongoing to improve the internally generated revenue of all higher institutions in the state.
The Governor, however, called for synergy between the university and the Federal University of Technology, Akure, to promote technological advancement and healthy competition.
Earlier, the Vice Chancellor of OSUSTECH, Prof. Robert Ogunduyile, said the institution was on course toward producing the required technological manpower to make the country a competitive player in advancing global science and technology.
Ogunduyile commended the governor for his commitment to the infrastructural development of the institution within 100 days in office.
He explained that efforts were on to ensure the university had more faculties and a post graduate school.
The Vice Chancellor expressed optimism that the recent approval of funds by the governor would address some challenges to enable the institution compete with its peers.