The Executive Governor of Ogun State, Dapo Abiodun, has ordered that the Moshood Abiola Polytechnic (MAPOLY), Abeokuta should revert its activities back to the way things were before with full activities restored.
Gov. Abiodun also set up a committee to see to the operational modalities of the Moshood Abiola University of Science and Technology, Abeokuta and that of the Ogun State Polytechnic, Ipokia.
According to report, the former Governor of Ogun state, Sen. Ibikunle Amosun had introduced a policy that replaced MAPOLY with Ogun Poly, ipokia and created MAUSTECH which led to controversies and protests by both lecturers and students before completing his tenure.
However, Gov. Abiodun has stated that his directive would remain until the committee determnined the way forward for the institutions.
Abiodun made this known on Sunday through a statement issued in Abeokuta by his Chief Press Secretary, Kunle Somorin.
The Governor said the development became necessary due to the fact that the state-owned MAPOLY had been in comatose since MAUSTECH and Ogun State Polytechnic were created.
“As a responsible government, we cannot fold our arms and allow the situation to continue. We cherish human capital development. This committee is therefore set up to holistically review the status, viability and sustainability of these newly established institutions.
“The review committee is expected to recommend operational modalities for these institutions after interfacing with stakeholders in the education sector,” the Governor stated.