By Sunday Rotilefon
Ogun State Institute of Technology (OGITECH), Igbesa, Ogun State, has administered the matriculation oath on over 1,000 students offered admission for the 2014/2015 academic session. Speaking at the matriculation ceremony held recently, the Rector of the institute, Engineer Dr. (Mrs) Olufunke Olanike Akinkurolere, said the students were spread across the various departments and Part-Time courses of the institute, explaining that they were admitted after successfully scaling through series of admission selection processes.
“While congratulating you for this achievement, I urge you to make the best use of the golden opportunity presented by your admission into the Institute. You need to stay conscious of the expectations of your parents as well as the enormous sacrifices they are making to see you through school at this point in time. You must, therefore, make a personal commitment not to let them down,” she said.
She said that in less than four months of her assumption, she has gotten four courses accredited, raising the total accredited courses at the institute to 23.
Akinkurolere said they would implement to the letter all the regulations, having provided necessary facilities and the enabling environment to enable students to concentrate on their studies.
The Rector further stressed that the accreditation status of the programmes and the quality of the institute’s operating systems had been attested to by the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) and various professional bodies by given them accreditation.
“ I therefore admonished you all to take the advantage of the opportunities given to you students. From the first semester be serious with your studies as this will determine your grade at the end of your career,” she said.
The Commissioner for Education in the state, Barrister Olusegun Odubela, said the state government would focus more on education in 2015 as about 41 percent of the total budget is earmarked for education development.
Odubela commended the management of the institute for the rapid development despite all challenges.
The commissioner had earlier laid a foundation of a twin-lecture theater at the institute.