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    Friday, 7 July 2017

    “Moshood Abiola University of Science and Technology – Another State University in Ogun state.”

                                    

                    Early this week, a polytechnic known as Moshood Abiola polytechnic was approved by NUC to now function as Moshood Abiola University of science and technology. The National Universities Commission on Monday gave a recognition letter to an Ogun State Government delegation, granting the approval for the upgrading of the Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Abeokuta, to Moshood Abiola University of Science and Technology.
    It is the first in my lifetime that a polytechnic will be converted into a university.

                    The bill had been earlier passed by the Ogun state house of assembly some months back. Every now and then universities in Ogun state go on strike due to inability of the government to pay the lecturers salary but you will see the governor building overhead bridges all over Abeokuta; destroying people houses and shops all in the name of the greater good. When you go to Ogun state, its only Abeokuta (the capital) that’s developed, other areas such as Sagamu are left undeveloped.

                    There is more than one state university in Ogun state which isn’t practiced in other states. We have Tai Solarin University of education and Olabisi Onabanjo University. Even state polytechnic is more than one. MAUTECH is now the 45th state University and the 85th Public University. Another enroute of corruption, Gov. Amosun cannot fund TASUED & OOU and he went ahead upgrading corruption, 3 state universities in a state. What a callous policy!

                    Surely, this act would empower other states too to convert their polytechnic into Universities. Which then begs the question, Is it actually necessary???
     I foresee in the nearest future the eradication polytechnics in Nigeria. Granted, the school may have actually worth it but what about the other state universities in Ogun state? And the issue of strike in Ogun state? Will this act curb such practices or magnify it?

                    One shouldn’t be surprised if MAUTECH; a school that never strikes begin practicing such act. Then Ogun state will be the home of strike. I stand to be corrected, I’m just sharing my thoughts as a fellow citizen of Nigeria and more so as a student.
    ***I welcome your commentaries.

    ©Praise Osawaru (@wordsmithpraise)

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