Lecture room: Lifeline to Ayede Poly as Oyo govt approves Technical College

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Lecture room: Lifeline to Ayede Poly as Oyo govt approves Technical College
Federal Polytechnic, Ayede, Ogbomoso, might have been handed a lifeline in respect of classrooms availability following the reported approval of Government Technical College (GTCO), High School area, Ogbomoso by the Oyo state government.

The institution approved for Ayede in Ogo-Oluwa local government area in 2021 though has started with appointment of principal officers and both academic and non-academic staffs is yet to admit students.

Part of the problem is non-availability of adequate lecture rooms and offices.

This indeed was an issue during the resource inspection recently carried out by the National Board of Technical Education, NBTE at the polytechnic.

Its temporary site at Iresapa in Surulere local government has gotten an administrative building as well as some structures designated departmental blocks.

It has also proposed use of some other structures at the nearby National Directorate of Employment complex in Onipaanu, Oba Oladunni Oyewumi Ajagungbade III CBT Centre, Pivotal/Adeseun IT Centre and so on to ramp up its accomodation facilities.

And to further bolster its position it reapplied to the Oyo state government for the use of the Government Technical College, and information reaching ogbomosoinsightonline.com indicates the facility had been approved.

Sources close to the management of the GTCO and government informed in the affirmative.

“But we are waiting for official pronouncement,” a reliable source said.

Recall that GTCO is one of the places proposed at inception as temporary site but the Oyo state government perhaps due to political consideration withheld approval, it was insinuated at the time.

The institution also looked at the new complex now occupied by Millennium Model Secondary School, Owode, Ogbomoso but this also met with fiascos.

That made the management to seek approval again for the GTCO. And recently its Governing Council led by the chairman, Professor Dakas J Dakas, paid a courtesy visit to Oyo state governor Engr. Seyi Makinde. The issue was probably mentioned.

Onpetu of Ijeru kingdom Oba Sunday Oyediran Lagbami Osekun III it was learnt also weighed in, helping to talk to the governor.

The thing now is that government has asked for the duration of lease, whether one year, two years or five years, “So it’s in the hand of the management now, to determine the number of years they hope to use the facilities. But in principle the governor had given approval,” an authoritative source informed ogbomosoinsightonlime.com.

Meanwhile, an educationist, who however pleaded anonymity, has posited, ”If Ayede Polytechnic is allowed to use part of the Technical College it will be to the advantage of the college in the end because when they leave some of the things they would have put in place would remain, they won’t evacuate everything.”

Adding he said, “It’s a win-win situation for all.”

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