The indigenous contractors in Kwara State have promised to support the Management of the Polytechnic in its bid to achieve its set goals. The contractors made the pledge during their visit to the Management.
According to the State Chairman of the Indigenous Contractors, Alhaja ……, the courtesy visit was as a result of assumed look warm attitude of the past Management to Indigenous contractors.
She assured the Management of support of the body to successfully execute different kinds of projects in the construction sector.-
She said the body has resolved to support the management whole heartedly, in its strive towards moving the first higher Institution in Kwara State to the next level.
In his response, the Acting Rector, Dr. Yakeen Oladejo Oyebode, disabused the assumptions of the Contractors that the past administrations had look warm attitude towards Indigenous contractors.
He explained that over the years, Indigenous Contractors have enjoyed the patronage of the Institution. He however, promised to follow the steps of the predecessors in supporting the contractors whenever the time arise.
“CONTRIBUTE YOUR QUOTA TO DEVELOP THE NATIONAL ECONOMY”
The Association of Science Laboratory Technologists of Nigeria (ALSTON) has been charged to contribute her quota to the development of the Nigeria’s economy.
The Acting Rector, Dr. Y.O. Oyebode, while declaring open a one-day seminar of the Association stated that the importance of Science Laboratory Technology (SLT) in any economy cannot be over- emphasized.
He explained that no serious minded country would toy with the usefulness of Science Laboratory Technology to the progress and development of developing economy with this key factor of progress. Oyebode therefore, advised the Association to always determine to contribute their quota to Nigeria and the world economy.
In his goodwill message, the National Chairman, ASLTON, Mr. Charles Obaseki reiterated that any developing economy can only joke with SLT at its own peril. SLT, according to him remains the back bone of the world economy, hence, it is suicide to handle the professionals of this field with levity.
The State Chairman, ASLTON, Mr. Ajayi Samuel Kayode said the Association was ready to continue to uphold the tenets of the SLT at all time, because it is too dangerous to relegate the importance to national economy. The Director of Laboratory services, Nigerian Institute of science Laboratory Technology, Ibadan, Mr. Pius Ikokoh, in his lecture titled: Relevance of SLT in small and medium scale industries, emphasized that his long years experience, has made realize that no individual or country that are willing to excel in SMEs can afford to toy with SLT. Ikokoh opined that SLT remains the alpha and omega of developing economy worldwide.
Dr. Rowland M .O. Kayode, an associate member of ASLTON, University of Ilorin in his Lecture titled; “The place of Technologist as a Manager in Laboratory Management and Administration” said technologists play key roles in Laboratory Management and administration for the fact that they remain the custodian of all equipment and activities in Laboratories, hence, the lab is dead.
Both the Director of Institute of Applied Sciences and Head of Department, SLT, Kwara State Polytechnic Alh. M. A. Aremu and Alh. Y. A. Aransiola respectively, unanimously opined that SLT remains the propeller on which emerging economies rely on to survive.
EXAMS MALPRACTICES: KWARA POLY EXPELS 8 STUDENTS
The expelled students include
The Registrar,Mr. Kolawole Sheye Akande has warned staff of the Polytechnic to desist from any act that was capable of affecting their performance on duty.
According to a circular issued and signed by Deputy Registrar (Establishment), Mr. Nuhu Shaaba Abubakar, explained that “The Registrar has observed the lackadaisical attitude of many Polytechnic staff to work especially in their coming to work leisurely and leaving the office before closing hour.
By the rules and regulations governing the conditions of service of the Polytechnic the resumption and the closing time is 8.30 a.m and 4.00p.m respectively and any staff found acting contrary to this official time will be sanctioned appropriately.
The registrar will also be conducting unannounced routine checks on institutes/departments/divisions and units’ offices and any erring staff will be sanctioned, appropriately”.
The Registrar had earlier met with staff shortly after his appointment, where he sought staff cooperation, in order to achieve the set goals of the Polytechnic as laid down by the founders
NIPOGA: Kwara Poly, SWAN seal partnership
The Ag. Rector, Dr. Yakeen Oladejo
Oyebode stated this while hosting the executives of SWAN in preparation for the
(NIPOGA), slated to begin on the 4th-14th December,2019.
Oyebode who disclosed that NIPOGA is not
only for talent haunt but for sports development generally, urge SWAN to give
the event the widest publicity it deserves.
The Ag. Rector added that hosting of
NIPOGA by the Polytechnic will not only expose the culture of Kwara State to
the outside world, but also boost the economic activity of the state positively.
He therefore called for synergy between
the Polytechnic and SWAN for the successful hosting of the event.
Speaking earlier, the Chairman of the
SWAN, Mr. Jimoh Bashir pledged to accord the Polytechnic the professionalism
which will enhance successful hosting of the
He recalled the olden days of Kwara Poly
sports as an Alumni of the Institution, noting that the Association is ready to
galvanize the event to the outside world
The Kwara State manager of the Globacom network, Mr. Adewale Adiatu stated this during a courtesy call on the management of the Institution.
He pledged that both Globacom and Kwara
State Polytechnic will not regret their partnership.
The Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ), Kwara State chapter, has promised to keep supporting the laudable gestures of the Authority of the Kwara State Polytechnic in her effort at uplifting the standard of education in Kwara State .
The NUJ stated this when the committee on 2019 press week paid a courtesy call on the management of the Institution recently.
According to the committee chairman Mr. Aliu Muhammad Rabiu, the support became necessary due to the fact that Kwara State Polytechnic remains one of the acute supporters of NUJ over the years.
The Chairman of the committee, Mallam Ali Muhammed Rabiu explained that the event was meant to prove to the public that Journalism was not only about news writing.
As part of the programme of the event, seminars on topical issues, such as health issues, quiz competitions, sporting activities and awards will be at limelight during the event.
In his response, the Acting Rector, Dr. Y.O. Oyebode expressed the willingness of the Polytechnic to support the NUJ as usual.
According to him, NUJ has been partners in progress over the years, hence, the body occupies prime place in the affairs of the Polytechnic.
In her vote of thanks, the Deputy Rector (Academics) Dr. (Mrs) H. N. Adam expressed enormous appreciation to the NUJ for being with the Polytechnic through the thick and thin.
She prayed for the successful hosting of 2019 press week.
Entrepreneurship Education, bedrock for economic growth……Oyebode
Entrepreneurship Education has been identified as the foundation and major pre-requisite for the growth of the nation’s economy.
The Acting Rector, Kwara State Polytechnic, Ilorin, Dr. Yekeen Oyebode identified this while hosting executive members of National Association of Nigerian students (NANS) in his office.
According to him, students must strive to be job creators through entrepreneurship education rather than being job seekers to enable them fit in to the society without depending on government for white collar jobs that are not readily available.
He added that government on their part must provide necessary social amenities needed to make the society habitable and conducive for citizens as well as improve the economic activities of such areas.
On standard of education within the Polytechnic, Oyebode said Management has striven within its limited resources to provide necessary facilities needed to make teaching and learning conducive, while efforts are also being made to provide accommodation for students on the campus.
According to the Acting Rector, “as part of the welfare package for our students, convocation will henceforth hold before our students go for Naional service to enable them participate fully in the programme”.
He advised NANS to ensure that welfare of Nigerian students is adequately catered for to ensure the development of the country.
Earlier, the Senate President of the NAN senator Gambo Abubakar lauded the efforts of the Oyebode led administration in piloting the affairs of the Polytechnic.
He urged the Management to allow students’ Union election to be conducted before the outgoing executives leave For National service.
The Senate President also called on the state government to confirm Oyebod as the substantive Rector of the Polytechnic in order to consolidate on the achievements recorded so far, this he said will make students benefit tremendously.