The release of N40million intervention fund by Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun to DS Adegbenro ICT Polytechnic, Itori, for accreditation of some engineering courses in the Institution has been described as a gesture that would standardise and promote engineering related courses.
The Special Adviser to the Governor on Technical Education, Prof. Joseph Odemuyiwa said this during a meeting of the Conference of Ogun State Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Polytechnics (COGSSANIP) in his office at Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta.
Odemuyiwa stated that the uplift of ICT institutions by the present administration was to provide necessary facilities needed for them to enhance technical and vocational education, adding that the welfare of the staff was at the frontline agenda.
Odemuyiwa, in a statement signed by his Press Officer, Mrs Busayo Malaolu, advised them to look beyond students’ school fees as Internally Generated Revenue (IGR), saying a lot of products could be commercialised through the school practical.
Speaking, Chairman, Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Polytechnic (SSANIP), DS Adegbenro ICT Polytechnic Itori, Mr Segun Muritala, said the Governor’s intervention on accreditation of the Higher National Diploma (HND) Engineering programmes, such as Computer Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering would be a blessing for intending youths who had an interest in Engineering courses, which would add more value to Nigeria economy.
Muritala mentioned that part of the money was meant for the procurement of some laboratory equipment for HND MicroBiology students, pleading for the government to do more, in order to take the institution to a greater height.