In order to produce more entrepreneurs as well as empower more youths through acquisition of vocational skills, the National Youth Council of Nigeria, Ogun State chapter is seeking collaboration with Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Ojere, Abeokuta.
The council’s Chairman, Comrade Abdul-Jabar Ayelaagbe disclosed this during courtesy visit to the management of the institution.
It would be recalled that Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) donated a N245million worth Centre for Vocational Training and Skill Acquisition to MAPOLY.
Speaking further, Ayelaagbe said the council’s leadership embarked on the visit on the need to assess available resources on entrepreneurship development at the institution, which he said, could be leveraged on for youths capacity building.
Citing instances where the management of the school under the current leadership had supported the Youth Council in executing a few youth—focused assignments, Ayelaagbe stated that the visitation is expected to enhance the relationship with the institution to further impact the lives of the youths positively.
He commended the leadership style of the Rector, Dr. Adeoye Odedeji, urging Governor Dapo Abiodun to sustain the current administration of the institution for more feats.
In his reaction, the Rector of MAPOLY, Dr Odedeji, commended the Youth Council for their outstanding moral conduct over the years.
Odedeji affirmed that, academic and technical education remains the key focus of the institution, adding that capacity building on information technology and entrepreneurship for the staff and students is in continuum.
To buttress the institution’s commitment in building the capacity of the students in vocational skills as well as equip them to compete favorably in the global market, the Rector revealed some of the on-going projects to that effect in the institution.
The projects included the multi-million naira TETFund building, a new School of Business and Management and an Environmental Studies Building.
The projects, Odedeji disclosed would be completed by December.
Other projects, recently built included a large CBT center, a modern digital literacy Centre sponsored by NCC, an online radio and the terrestrial MAPOLY 99.7FM already set for launching.
The council also embarked on tour of the institution.
Among the youth delegation were State Executives who are Alumni of the institution, and the immediate past State Chairman of the Youth Council, Prince Adeleke Adebajo, who is a State Leader.