The Rector, Federal Polytechnic, Ile-Oluji, Professor Emmanuel Fasakin, has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for adequate for funding of education sector in Nigeria.
Fasakin stated this during the first matriculation ceremony for first set of National Diploma students of the institution on Friday.
He said, “Every great success like this comes with good opportunities to acknowledge and appreciate the great men and women without whose roles and contributions this success would not have been achieved. Our unalloyed gratitude and appreciation goes to the President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, President Muhammad Buhari and the Government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria for the executive approval given for the retention, sustenance and statutory funding of this Polytechnic.
“Our sincere appreciation also goes to the former President, Dr. Goodluck Ebelle Jonathan for deeming it fit to establish a Polytechnic in Ondo State, and his approval for the location of the Polytechnic here in Ile-Oluji, and for the well-guided appointment of all the pioneer Principal Officers of the Polytechnic.”
The Rector also praised outgoing Governor of Ondo State, Dr Olusegun Mimiko for his immense contributions toward the smooth take off of Federal Polytechnic, Ile-Oluji in 2015.
He thanked the governor for releasing one of the mega schools as take-off site for the polytechnic.
“I remember those inconvenient trips to the Presidency in countless times in 2014 just to ensure Ondo State had its own share of the establishment of Federal Polytechnics. I remember your day and night efforts to ensure everything worked well for this Polytechnic. I remember the useful discussions, suggestions and pieces of advice Your Excellency have always given me personally. If Your Excellency had not released this facility for us, if Your Excellency had not granted the Certificate of Occupancy for our 152-Hectare Permanent Site, we would not have been able to move near accreditation, let alone admit students.” He added.
The Rector disclosed that over 300 students were admitted for two-years National Diploma programme in Accountancy, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical and Electronic Engineering and Statistics departments.
He admonished matriculating students to abide by all the rules and regulations, noting that the polytechnic has ZERO tolerance for cultism and other vices.