Prof. Abayomi Arigbabu, the Vice Chancellor, Tai Solarin University of Education (TASUED), Ijagun, Ijebu Ode, on Tuesday, said that plans were underway to construct 1,500 capacity Computer Based Test (CBT) centre in the institution.
Arigbabu disclosed this at the on going 2020 budget assessment session before the members of Ogun Assembly Committee on Education, Science and Technology in Abeokuta led by Mr Adeyemi Ademuyiwa .
OgunToday reports that the assembly were assessing the budget performance of Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) between January and June.
The vice chancellor explained that the institution had mapped out strategy for the construction, saying that the foundation laying of the CBT centre would start in two weeks.
He added that the building would be nearing completion before the end of the year.
He stated that it was high time to make the university paperless, adding that all the institutions general courses would now be done on CBT.
The vice chancellor also stated that the institutions capital projects were funded by TETFUND.
“All our capital projects are funded by TETFUND, it is now that we are trying to do something internally. We are trying to build the university health centre which is going to be two storey building. We are doing it gradually from money we are getting from source,” he said.
He also hinted that the institution produced furniture, saying that the furniture produced were the ones used in buildings built in the institution by TETFUND.
The vice chancellor stated that the institution got N277.8million from internally generated revenue and N733.2million from Grants and Aids from the state government and TETFUND, with a total of N346.4million expended on capital projects on the school campus.
Also, the Vice Chancellor, Olabisi Onabanjo University, Prof. Ganiu Olatunde, said that the institution generated N1. 036billion as revenue during the period under review.
Olatunde, represented by the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academics) Prof. Deji Agboola, said that the revenue was generated from different revenue sources including tuition fees, contractors’ registration fees, transcripts, acceptance fees, rent of university’s properties, grants and subventions amongst others.
He listed ongoing projects in OOU within the period to include construction and furnishing of Faculty of Science building, that of Social Science building both at Main Campus, while that of Architecture building was at Ibogun Campus, Agricultural Science building at Ayetoro, Anatomy/ Mobil building as well as the Animal House building at OACHS Sagamu Campus.
Other tertiary institutions that had their 2020 budget appraised by the lawmakers are Gateway ICT Polytechnic, Saapade, Abraham Adesanya Polytechnic, Ijebu-Igbo and College of Health Technology, Ilese.