OSUN COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY PRESENTS 16 NEW PROGRAMMES FOR ACCREDITATION
The Osun State College of Technology (OSCOTECH), Esa-Oke has presented new sixteen academic programmes for resource verification and accreditation of the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE), Kaduna.
The programmes cut across the institution’s four faculties, Engineering, Business and Management Sciences, Pure and Applied Sciences and Environmental Studies.
The fresh courses at both national and higher diplomas include Taxation, Marketing, Public Administration, Environmental Biology, Microbiology/Biology, Biochemistry, Agricultural Technology, Multimedia Technology, Office Technology and Management, Library and Information Science, Agric Bio-Environmental Engineering, Water Resources Engineering, Computer Engineering, Welding and Fabrication Engineering, Arts and Design and Photographic Technology.
Addressing the visiting team of the NBTE Resource Accreditation on the college’s campus in Esa-Oke, the institution’s rector, Dr. Samson Adegoke, said the programmes were being presented for accreditation in order to create enhanced access to technological education for the nation’s youths.
He further disclosed that reason for interdicting the new programmes is to key into economic diversification policy of the federal government which was designed to move away from the “undue reliance on crude oil.”
Adegoke also said that with the new courses the OSCOTECH will be able to meet the urgent need of equipping the nation’s youths to be job creators rather than job seekers.
The rector, who expressed gratitude to the Osun State governor, Mr. Gboyega Oyetola, and his predecessor, Mr. Rauf Aregbesola, for supporting the institution to meet its mandate, said despite paucity of fund occasioned by dwindling prices of crude oil in the world market, the college is “striving hard to meet up with all the requirements of NBTE in providing standard infrastructure that are essential for the accreditation of our programmes and effective teaching of our students.”
He spoke further: “In line with the guidelines by the NBTE, I am happy to inform you that our Entrepreneurship and Vocational Centre which started in 2012 is highly functional and we have been training students in different vocations since its inception. We have competent resource professionals that are readily available to teach our students.
“Reports from those who have graduated lay credence to the importance of the scheme because most of them before being gainfully employed have been fending for themselves with the vacation learnt through the centre.”