Nigeria: Mapoly gets N10m endowment fund from foremost philanthropist, Olatunde Abudu
London, Sep 16, 2019 (AltAfrica)– The return of Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Mapoly, Abeokuta, Ogun State, South West Nigeria to status quo ante by law has received a boost of ten million naira endowment fund from Chief Olatunde Ayinla Abudu, OFR
Chief Olatunde Ayinla Abudu, a foremost Industrialist and a Fellow of the Institution made the donation when the Management of the Polytechnic paid a courtesy visit on advocacy for the support of the institution in his residence in Abeokuta.
The Rector of the Polytechnic, Dr. Samson Adeola Odedina who led the Management team briefed the host of the Government support to the ivory tower since it was returned to status quo ante in June, 2019
.Dr Odedina said that the importance of the meeting was to reopen relationship with all Polytechnic stakeholders in order to bring the institution to its rightful place among the comity of Institutions in Nigeria.
The Rector said effort were ongoing to launch the institution back into prominence in the 2019/2020 admission with the Joint Admission Matriculation Board(JAMB) returning MAPOLY status to its portal and National Board For Technical Education(NBTE),
He gave the assurance of the re-validation and accreditation of forty four (44) programmes previously run by the Polytechnic, while new programmes including its first set of Agricultural and land-related courses in its forty years of existence.
Mapoly, according to the Rector, is also taking advantage of the new Polytechnic act recently signed by President Muhammadu Buhari that now empowers Polytechnics to partner with other relevant institutions to produce high-level manpower.
In his response, Chief Olatunde Abudu expressed joy for having the Management of the Polytechnic on a courtesy visit, recounting his relationship with the institution and his belief in educational development as well as the relevance of MAPOLY in filling the gaps in capacity building and employment generation in Nigeria.
The nonagenarian educationist commended the Management for its resolve to turn around the institution with consultation and re-validation of relationship with major stakeholders of the Polytechnic.
The Mayegun of Egbaland promised his unflinching support to corroborate the Management’s drive to re-branding the foremost forty year old MAPOLY