By Modupe Gbadeyanka
A bill to convert the Moshood Abiola Polytechnic (MAPOLY), Abeokuta to Moshood Abiola University of Science and Technology has been passed by the Ogun State House of Assembly.
The bill titled ‘HB No. 10/OG/2017- A bill for a law to provide for the Establishment of Moshood Abiola University of Technology and for matters of Administration and Discipline of Students Connected Therewith’ was passed on Tuesday by the state lawmakers.
Also passed yesterday was the bill to create the Ogun State Polytechnics at Ipokia, which was titled ‘HB No. 11/OG/2017- A bill for a law to provide for the Establishment, Incorporation, Constitution and Functions of the Ogun State Polytechnics, Ipokia and for other matters Incidental Thereto or Connected Therewith.’
The bill seeking the conversion of MAPOLY to a university had an amendment to its name which now reads “Moshood Abiola University of Science and Technology”, in the process, clause- to – clause reading and adoption of the bills was done before the members of the House by Mr Victor Fasanya.
Mr Fasanya, who is the Chairman of the House Committee on Education, Science and Technology, after presenting reports of his committee to his colleagues, moved the motion for its adoption.
He was seconded by Mr Oyenuga Olufowobi and Mr Olusola Bankole.
When the bills were put up for voice votes, those in favour of the adoption won and the House subsequently passed them.
Speaker of the House, Mr Suraju Ishola Adekunbi, directed the Clerk to send clean copies of the bills to Governor Ibikunle Amosun for his assent.