The job market is such that we see everyday that even first class students find it hard to secure jobs, but for over 30 first class students of the Moshood Abiola Polytechnic Abeokuta, this shall not be a problem.
Senator Ibikunle Amosun, Ogun State governor, who was the moderator to the state-owned Polytechnic’s convocation ceremony for sets from 2010 to 2015, pledged to give these students automatic employment.
The governor who was flanked by Chairman, governing council, Iyalode Alaba Lawson and the Rector of the Polytechnic, Prof. Oladele Itiola said he would not only offer the distinction students employments but would also give them a chance to further their studies.
Amosun also disclosed that the state government in conjunction with the governing council has approached the National University Commission with a view to making the Polytechnic a degree-awarding institution.
The governor who was an alumnus of the Polytechnic under its former moniker, further pledged that he would build hostels in memory of his parents. According to him, those ones that made distinction, if you let me know their numbers, not only will we give them automatic employment, those that want to further their studies which I will encourage, we will be ready to see what we can do.
“As an alumnus of this great institution, I am going to construct two hostels that would be named after my parents.
“I am happy to inform you that very soon you will see the effects of the efforts we have made. We have approached the NUC and I can assure you that they will give you a special surprised very soon”.
The rector of the Polytechnic, lauded the State governor for his contributions to the development of the institution. He also stated that the polytechnic would be committed to graduates with unrivalled skill and technical knowledge to meet the needs of a changing world.
“we are working intimately with the industry, to respond to their changing needs and thus provide a platform for collaboration in research , which could become commercially-viable innovations of tomorrow.
“This is where the Polytechnic is striving to stand out in the vocational and technical education we are licensed to provide”.
This would be a great boost to students who can also strive to be the best academically with incentives such as this.