Ogun State House of Assembly on Tuesday passed a bill upgrading Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, MAPOLY, to Moshood Abiola University of Technology .
Adeyinka Mafe, the Majority Leader, moved the motion for the third reading of the bill during plenary in Abeokuta and was seconded by the Minority Leader, Olawale Alausa.
The bill was originally titled: “HB No. 10/OG/2017- A bill for a law to provide for the Establishment of Moshood Abiola University of Technology and for matters of Administration and Discipline of Students Connected Therewith.”
The bill is now entitled: “A Bill for a Law to Provide for the Establishment of Moshood Abiola University of Science and Technology and for Matters of Administration and Discipline of Students Connected Therewith.’’
Victor Fasanya, the Chairman, House Committee on Education, Science and Technology, moved the motion for the adoption of the committee’s report and seconded by Adejuwon Olufowobi
Presenting the report of the committee, Mr. Fasanya said that a stakeholders forum was held on the bill and the inputs of the stakeholders were put into consideration.
He described the bill as historic, adding that it would encourage the people of the state to venture into science and technology.
Suraj Adekunbi, the Speaker, ordered that the clean copy of the bills be forwarded to Governor Ibikunle Amosun for his assent.
MAPOLY has, for 37 years, diligently assisted in the upholding of educational standards and values in the country. This is evident in the quantity and quality of its graduates. Its strides in Mass Communication, Accounting, Science Laboratory Technology, Engineering, etc., has made it primus inter pares. It is often said that there is hardly any media house in the country without at least a MAPOLY Mass Communication graduate. Engineering students of the institution over the years produced electronic ballot box, tricycle, fuel-less generator, petrol-kerosene dual generator, solar powered streetlights and lawnmower, sieving machine etc. I strongly believe that the proposed Moshood Abiola University of Technology will join the league of top universities in and outside the shores of Nigeria.