Prof. Adekunle Akinyemi, the Chairman of the Governing Council of The Polytechnic, Ibadan, notes that the polytechnic will be repositioned and rebranded to become a world class destination for technical education.
Akinyemi revealed at a forum, flagging off the polytechnic’s golden jubilee anniversary. He expressed that the process of repositioning the institution started with the renaming the institution as The Polytechnic, Ibadan.
“We are rebranding the institution with the right name. We want to be one of the best in Nigeria.
“As it is now, we are ranked number four in Nigeria but we want to be number one in Nigeria and Africa at large,” he said.
According to Akinyemi, rebranding an institution entails boosting academic standards through the provision of a conducive environment for learning.
Prof. Akinloye Lawal, the National President of the Alumni Association, in his goodwill message, requested for adequate attention to be paid to technical education.
Lawal also urged students of the institution to see endless possibilities in technical education.
In his address, Mr Femi Ipadeola, the Chairman, Organising Committee of the 50th Anniversary, said the event marked the beginning of activities lined up to celebrate the institution.
Ipadeola noted that the institution had made great impact over the decades and had produced leaders in various sectors, He revealed that the next phase in the development of the institution had begun with the teaching and learning of robotics.
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