The Governor of Ogun State, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, has reiterated his administration’s commitment towards ensuring that education in the state is affordable for all.
The governor expressed this at the 23rd and 24th Convocation ceremonies of the state-owned Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU), Ago-Iwoye; “Undoubtedly, you will agree with me that, affordable, qualitative education takes a focal point in the five-cardinal programme of our mission to rebuild Ogun State” he added.
He said his administration’s commitment towards rebuilding the state had started yielding positive results “even at the Olabisi Onabanjo University”.
He emphasised, “For this great citadel of learning, I am proud to reiterate that there has been improved service delivery to both members of staff and students alike,
“The peaceful conduct of examinations, timely processing of results and issuance of certificates and transcripts to graduands is also an attestation to the improvement in this great institution.
“In fact, it has come to our notice that OOU has gained full accreditation for Medicine and Pharmacy programmes from the National University Commission (NUC) while the results of others are being awaited.
“I am optimistic that the university, by this encouraging performance, will soon attain her target of full accreditation of all other new courses.
“In the last four years, Olabisi Onabanjo University has risen steadily from its low public rating to an enviable one.
“You will also note that the university’s various monumental infrastructural development in all its campuses; have no doubt transformed the aesthetics of its landscape and this has also boosted the students’ morale as they now find themselves in a conducive environment that can compete favourably with any tertiary institution in Nigeria.”
Irrespective of these achievements, Amosun said his administration has not neglected other educational institutions, which include primary and secondary schools.
Amosun expressed confidence in the graduates, “With the number of university graduates coming out of this (OOU) and other institutions in our state, I am confident that the skilled human resources needed for our mission to rebuild, which is still in progress in Ogun State, are already here with us.”