Gov. Amosun restates commitment to education development
October 08, 2012 16:08
Ago-Iwoye (Ogun), Oct. 8, 2012 (NAN) Gov. Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun on Monday said his administration would continue to invest in education sector because its development was paramount to the state.
Amosun made this known at the 17th /21st combined convocation of Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU), Ago-Iwoye, Ogun.
Represented by Mr Segun Odubela, the state Commissioner for Education, Amosun said his administration was working on public and private partnership to build more hostels for the students in the campus.
He said the State Government was at the peak of concluding with few interested partners, stressing that soon the memorandum of understanding would be signed and construction would commence.
The governor also donated two luxury buses to the students.
Amosun said the donation of the buses was in furtherance of his administration’s commitment to uplifting the education system in the state and the welfare of the students in particular.
According to him, it is my hope that the students will reciprocate this gesture by rededicating themselves to the primary objectives of education and peaceful conduct at all times.
``On our part, we remain focused on the mission to rebuild the state with affordable and qualitative education occupying a prominent position,’’ he said.
The Vice-Chancellor of the university, Prof. Sabiru Adesanya, said the council and management of the institution were working toward restructuring and reorganising the university to become a role model.
He said 40,130 graduands would be conferred with various degrees, adding that they completed their programmes between 2005/2006 and 2010/2011 academic sessions, respectively.
Adesanya said that of the figure, 4,014 would be conferred with diploma certificates; 34,200 with first degrees; 1,856 had masters, while 51 bagged doctorates.
``The university by this combined convocation has succeeded in clearing all the backlogs of students’ results and certificates outstanding since 2006.
``Since our university will be 30 years by January 2013, we also plan to hold convocation and, thus, finally clear all backlogs of students’ certificates up to 2012.
``By this process, we will have removed the major impediments and problems that have spoilt the image of the university,” he added.
Adesanya congratulated the graduands for their achievements and urged them to be good ambassadors of the institution. (NAN)