Ogun poly gets rector, governing council
As part of efforts to ensure seamless commencement of academic activities at the Ogun State Polytechnic, Ipokia, the state government has announced the appointment of Dr. Samson Adeola Odedina as the pioneer rector of the institution.
This followed the approval of the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) to transfer accredited courses of the old Moshood Abiola Polytechnic (MAPOLY) Abeokuta, to the new institution.
Dr. Odedina was a one-time rector of the Gateway Information Communication Technology (GICT) Polytechnic, Itori.
It also approved the constitution of governing council for the institution, with Isiaka Adesola Abolurin as Chairman.
The acting Rector of the old MAPOLY, Mr. Ayo Tella, would now function as the Deputy Rector for the combined and newly created Ogun State Polytechnic.
Other members of the Council are Niyi Olumide, Alhaji Waheed Kadiri, Prof. Kayode Olurin, Messrs Olaolu Idowu, Idowu Adegbite, Akin Orebiyi and Mrs Moji Bobade.
Others are Mr. Hakeem Olatunbosun Ayoade, representing the Moshood Abiola Polytechnic Alumni Association, Chief Jare Oyesola, representing the Ogun State Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (OGUNCIMA) and Mrs. Roselyn A. Onalaja, representing the National Employers’ Consultative Association (NECA).
Dr. Odedina holds a Ph.D in Crop Production from the Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA), M.Sc in Crop Science from Rivers State University of Science and Technology, Portharcourt, among other educational and professional qualifications.