A bill seeking to upgrade Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, (MAPOLY), to a University of Science and Technology has been passed by the Ogun State House of Assembly on Tuesday.
The motion for the 3rd reading of the bill which is entitled, “A bill for a Law to Provide for the Establishment of Moshood Abiola University of Technology and for Matters of Administration and Discipline of Students Connected Therewith.” was moved by the Majority Leader Adeyinka Mafe and seconded by the Minority Leader, Olawale Alausa.
Also, Victor Fasanya, the Chairman, House Committee on Education, Science and Technology, moved the motion for the adoption of the report of the committee set up for that purpose and was seconded by Adejuwon Olufowobi.
While presenting the report of the committee, Mr. Fasanya described the bill as historic, adding that it would encourage the people of the state to venture into science and technology.
“We need to encourage our people to go into science and technology so that we have entrepreneurs like they do in other advanced country.
“The university will have two deputy vice chancellors , academic and administration, while the registrar should be the secretary of the Governing Council.
“The compulsory age of academic staff of the university shall be 65 years except for persons on professorial cadre which shall be 70 years, ” he said.