MAPOLY matriculates 2,850 students
The Moshood Abiola Polytechnic (MAPOLY), Abeokuta, on Thursday matriculated 2,850 students admitted for both full-time and part-time programmes of the institution.
Addressing the students at the OGD Hall in the polytechnic, the Rector, Prof. Oladele Itiola, urged them to be focused, committed and disciplined, so as to graduate in flying colours.
He told the students to be prepared to contribute their quota by acquiring knowledge to lift the nation out of the global economic challenges.
“You have enrolled into a tertiary institution at a time our dear country is in dire need of appropriate human capital to help her out of the global economic challenges.
“We value not only your academic achievements and potential, but also look forward to the character traits, skills and competence that will make us proud of you as mentors and parents.
“Your colleagues who were here before you have laid credence to our exploits in national development in such areas as communication, engineering, business management and sciences,” he said.
The rector explained that the institution would continue to create an enabling environment for quality teaching and learning through lecture spaces that are conducive and 24-hour uninterrupted electricity supply.
“Let me wish you well in your development journey. I encourage you to take on leadership positions in the various fields that you have chosen.
“Do not forget to continue to find ways to contribute to and make a difference to your society,” he said.
Mr Seyi Sobande, Director, Students Affairs, advised the students to abide by the institution’s rules and regulations.
Sobande urged the students to always report any challenge to the appropriate authority, and to desist from joining bad associations.