The Ogun State government has said the state-owned polytechnic, Moshood
Abiola Polytechnic, Abeokuta would commence the process of awarding a
Bachelor of Technology Degree certificate (B. Tech) to its engineering
graduates instead of the conventional Higher National Diploma (HND).
The special adviser to Governor Dapo Abiodun on Education, Science and
Technology, Prof. Joseph Odemuyiwa made the disclosure while
addressing journalists in Abeokuta over
compelling issues in the education in the state ahead of resumption
after more than seven months of closure as a result of the outbreak of
Odemuyiwa, who disclosed that the institution was originally mandated
by the law establishing it to award a B. Tech. degree in its
engineering programmes, also emphatically declared that the Prince
Dapo Abiodun led administration is working towards reviewing the
educational curriculum in the state to be able to meet up with the
reality of the modern-day technology needs.
He emphasised that one of the thrusts of the present administration’s policy in education is, “to educate for employability through technical education”, Abiodun’s Adviser of technical education explained that review of the curriculum becomes imperative having discovered that many university graduates in the state are roaming the streets without employment.
He pointed out that reviewing the curriculum in all the technical
education will address the noticeable challenges.
“This administration believes that education without marketable skills
is no education. Let me also reiterate that His Excellency, Prince
Dapo Abiodun believes in the development of human capacity of our
teeming population of youths in the state through Technical,
Vocational, Education and Training (VTET),” he said.