Oyo State Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde has inaugurated the governing councils of state-owned tertiary institutions where he charged the council members to reposition the institutions.
The institutions are, The Polytechnic Ibadan, Oke Ogun Polytechnic Saki, Adeseun Ogundoyin Polytechnic, Eruwa, Emmanuel Alayande College of Education, College of Education Lanlate, Oyo State College of Agriculture and Technology, Igbo Ora.
Governor Makinde noted that in as much the state continues the drive towards the expansion of the economy, most of the institutions would also benefit from it and would become stable.
According to him, “Some of the issues that affect Tertiary Institutions in Oyo State, some of you would have noticed that we have the issue of quality assurance, effective teaching methods and efficiency in running the system.”
“This administration believes that the chairmen will do excellent job in ensuring that these institutions would be put in the right direction. If we have any iota of doubt, you won’t be seated where you are right now, so we have absolute confidence in your ability and your capacity to key into the aspirations of this government. Education is one of the four pillars of this administration and we expect you to do excellent jobs.”
“As an administration, we are aware that you would face challenges and we are ready to offer assistance, please come to us if you face any issue that you think is beyond the governing council. I know that at Adeseun Ogundoyin Polytechnic Eruwa has issues with accreditation of courses there are students out there that were unable to be mobilized for the National Youths Service (NYSC), because their courses were not accredited”.
Makinde also noted that issues of staffing and conditions of infrastructure on those campuses would be looked at, he assured them of maximum support.
Responding on behalf of others, chairman of governing board, College of Education, Lanlate, Dr Bisi Ojebola assured the board would work in accordance with its mandate and endenger needed educational transformation in the state.