The Executive Governor of Ogun State, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, has assured that academic activities in the Ogun State Polytechnic, Ipokia will formally take off in May. This assurance was given after inspecting the institution’s site on Monday. He said “All arrangements have been made to have the institution’s first matriculation ceremony.”
Speaking further, he disclosed that no fewer than 3,000 applicants would be admitted as pioneer students of the institution, following the completion of all admission procedures, and that the polytechnic was one of the 20 legacy projects that President Muhammadu Buhari will commission before hand over of his government in the state.
He talked about the development that will sprout in the area from the launching of activities in the institution, and urged the people of the community to be accomodating to students and staff.
Highlighting some of the facilities already on ground, Amosun said: “We already have lecture theatres that can take 2,500 students at a go, hostel facility, staff quarters and rectors residence among others, hence the polytechnic is more than ready for the take off.”
He also revealed that “as soon as Ogun State Polytechnic, Ipokia commences operation, Moshood Abiola University of Science and Technology will also come on stream,” adding that the master plan for the take off of the university is already in place.
The Rector of the polytechnic, Dr. Samson Adeola Odedina, while speaking with newsmen, said it is situated on a virgin land and he is elated that the people of the community are ready to receive them. He also said the management of the institution is fully ready for the May commencement of academic activities.