Igbajo Polytechnic to graduate 1,569...Appeals to FG on TETFund
The first community polytechnic, the Igbajo Polytechnic, Igbajo in Osun State will graduate 1,569 students at its second convocation, holding on Thursday.
The rector of the polytechnic, Dr. Mrs. Christianah Olufunmilayo Odejide, at a pre convocation press conference on the school campus in Igbajo, said series of programmes had been lined up for the one week long event.
Odejide, who disclosed that three sets of students - 2016/2017, 2017/2018 and 2018/2019 academic sessions were merged for the convocation ceremony, said 38 made distinction, 224 upper credit, 397 lower credit and 19 pass for ordinary national diploma certificate.
For higher national diploma certifcate, she disclosed that 34 graduated with distinction, 218 upper credit, 502 lower credit and 137 pass.
She disclosed that a foremost lawyer, Chief Afe Babalola (SAN), will deliver the convocation lecture titled "The Place of Technical Education: The Dichotomy Between Polytechnic and University Education" and will also be honoured with a Fellowship Award.
According to her, the Otun of Igbajoland, Chief Olajide Oyewole, too will be honoured by the institution during the convocation ceremony.
Also, the acting Chairman, Board of Trustees of the institution, Engr. Ademola Adesuyi, appealed to the Osun State government to come to the rescue of the polytechnic in controlling the erosion troubling the landscape of the school.
He also appealed to the Federal Government to include privately-owned educational institutions to benefit in the financial provisions of Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund.)