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THE GOVERNOR's ADDRESS @ THE BOOK LAUNCH
SPEECH OF THE GOVERNOR ably represented by Alhaji Jamiu Olawumi Bamidele at the book launch “IGBAJO POLYTECHNIC”, first Community Polytechnic in Nigeria, held today 6th December,2019 at the House of Chiefs Secretariat, Agodi Ibadan.
“I am delighted to be the invited as the Special Guest of honor at the book launch “IGBAJO POLYTECHNIC” , I thank the members of the Committee for the invitation. Record keeping is a scare resource in the third world, Nigeria inclusive, we loose cultural heritage and lag behind in Education matters.
It is therefore commendable that the leadership of this Polytechnic will commission the writing this book containing the activities of the first Community Polytechnic in Nigeria an the reference materials for researchers and scholars. ‘Appreciation goes to the Author of the book for the time well-spent in this institutional material which is an indispensable tool in the Polytechnic . The Polytechnic will have to explore, exploit and record more successes in it’s institutional journey. The founding of this Polytechnic is a reflection of the creativity, innovation , and insight of the Igbajo elites. I commend them and urge them to continue on this path. The activities of this Polytechnic undoubtedly, form a significant percentage of the content of this publication, as this is as rich as the institution’s current storage.
Consequently, for the institution to write a richer and better publications, it must begin to engage in more productive activities. IGBAJO POLYTECHNIC must strive to be the first and first Community Polytechnic in terms of Bio-metric ranking in Africa . The school must ensure institutional governance. There is a need for the management to ensure that the Polytechnic rise to the climax of academic rectitude by offering quality education in its immediate environment.
The primary aim of the Polytechnic should be focused on grooming self-reliant and Job creating students. I therefore charge you to make your entrepreneurship courses pragmatic and promote cultural hegemony. Osun is an “Omoluabi” state therefore, management must ensure that this institution(IGBAJO POLYTECHNIC) is cult and crime free. We shall create, recreate and deliver our state, (Osun) when we exercise and emphasize excellence in our academic, ethical and moral lives.
I reiterate my profound congratulations to the former Rector, Igbajo Polytechnic, on the launch of the book “ IGBAJO POLYTECHNIC” and wish the institution a long life of excellence.