Oyo renames Tech-U as First Technical University
Technical University, Ibadan has been renamed as the First Technical University, Ibadan (Tech-U) by the Oyo State House of Assembly following the amendment of the 2012 law setting up the institution.
This amendment however does not affect the current status of the university as a wholly public-owned institution. In a statement by the institution’s public relations officer, Femi Babatunde, the addition of the word ‘first’ to the university’s name is to reassert the unique leadership position of the school in the nation’s tertiary education space and beyond. Babatunde said the amendment provides legal authority for Tech-U to receive grants and to enter into partnerships with public or private sources, other than the Oyo state government.