MAPOLY UPGRADED TO A UNIVERSITY

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Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Abeokuta, has been upgraded to the Moshood Abiola University of Science and Technology, Abeokuta, following the bill signed by the Ogun state governor,  Senator Ibikunle Amosun.

Amosun gave assent to the bill on Monday at the executive council meeting and also signed into law the re-establishment of Ogun State Polytechnic in Ipokia area of the state.

It would be recalled that the two bill had been passed by the State House of Assembly ‎in February.

According to the Governor, the polytechnic which was named after late MKO Abiola, the presumed winner of the June 12, 1993 presidential poll, would operate a multi-campus system which is expected to boost science and technology in the state.

Also signed into law is the bill to establish the Ogun State Polytechnic, Ipokia, in the Yewa area of the state.

In an interview with newsmen after the occasion, the Speaker, Mr. Suraj Adekunbi, noted that the establishment of the two institutions would create more jobs in the state.

According to a report by NAN, the Moshood Abiola University of Science and Technology will be the highest honour bestowed on the late MKO Abiola, the presumed winner of the June 12, 1993 presidential poll, rated worldwide as one of the freest and best elections in the history of the country.

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