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We'll Encourage MAPOLY, Others To Invent Innovation, Self Sufficiency - Arigbabu

Ag. Rector, Dr. Odedeji (left) presenting MAPOLY's emblem to Prof. Arigbabu 

Michael-Azeez Ogunsiji 

ABEOKUTA - The Ogun state Commissioner-Desinate of Education, Science and Technology, Prof. Abayomi Arigbabu has assured tertiary institutions in the state of government support to be self sufficient.


The Commissioner-Designate disclosed this on Saturday when he paid a familiarization visit to Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Abeokuta, Ogun state. 


Arigbabu said the state government would encourage tertiary institutions in the state to come up with innovations that can assist them in revenue generation and self reliance.


He said the covid-19 pandemic has revealed the need to integrate technology into teaching and learning, therefore, government would enforce virtual learning among all tertiary institutions in the state. 


Arigbabu however emphasized the need to revive the education sector by reviewing the curriculum and implement infrastructural development across institutions.


He added that, the government would improve the welfare of staff and students stressing the need to involve alumni and philanthropists in the development of the institutions.


"It is total rejuvenation of the education system. We cannot afford to be backward, we have to be in the front burner. There has be a total turn around starting with curriculum revision, and also looking at infrastructural development, that's why we are starting with the roads. 


"I've been seen the road, and we're possibly going to look at government intervention in form of grading and so on.  Apart from that, staff and students welfare is very important to us, we are going to work on that we are also going to ensure that, restiveness in our institution will also going to be a thing of the past. 


"We are going to integrate technology into teaching and learning, the advent of covid-19 has made that more popular, virtual training 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 and we are going to involve alumni, philanthropists to help us develop our institution, we are also going to give students more sense of belonging."


Reacting to the Commissioner-Designate's visit to the polytechnic, the Acting Rector, Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Abeokuta, Dr. Adeoye Odedeji commended Governor Abiodun for responding rapidly to the education system of the state. 


Odedeji who hailed the appointment of Prof. Arigbabu as Commissioner for Education by Governor Abiodun noted that, the visit would translate to turn around of the institution. 


"One of the things we discussed with the Commissioner-Designate is that there must be 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 him (Governor) for appointing one of our own as the commissioner for education, science and technology. He's the man fit for that ministry. He's been part of the system, he's thoroughly bred educationist. 


"The visitation is a response to the first meeting with had with the governor few days ago, and we are happy about that."

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