Dr Adeola Kiadese, the Provost, Sikiru Adetona College of Education, Science and Technology, Omu, says the institution has secured the accreditation of National Universities Commission (NUC) to run additional seven degree programmes.
Kiadese disclosed this before members of the Ogun Assembly Committee on Finance and Appropriation at the ongoing 2022 budget performance assessment for the first quarter held at the assembly complex Abeokuta on Friday.
The provost said that the institution had carried out resources assessment and commencement of eight new degree programmes in affiliation with Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye.
He said that the institution had also commenced online professional Diploma programme in education (PDE) within the period under review.
The provost also assured that the management of the institution had widen the scope of its revenue generation initiatives as production of table water by the institution was at an advanced stage.
He requested for upward review of the monthly subventions from the State Government to the institution to enable it meet pressing financial obligations.
In a related development, the Rector, Gateway Industrial and Petro-Gas Institute, Oni, Engr. Ladi Alebiosu says plans were ongoing for the review of the Institution’s scope of operations to allow for the commencement of six new National Diploma programmes in the forthcoming academic year.
The Rector explained that the management of the institute as part of its efforts towards revamping the status of the institution had engaged necessary stakeholders including regulatory bodies, State Ministries of Justice as well as Education, Science and Technology thereby attracting more prospective students into its programmes.
The efforts according to the Rector, was geared towards reviewing the school’s operational law to capture new diploma programmes in addition to the existing National Innovation Diploma (NID) being awarded by the school.
Responding, the lawmakers, who equally appraised the budget performance of the Gateway Polytechnic, Saapade as presented by the Rector, Dr. Isaiah Oyeyinka, commended the developmental projects and improved revenue drive recorded by the management team of the polytechnic and that of the Sikiru Kayode Adetona College of Science and Technology, Omu in the period under review.
The Committee also appraised the budget performance of the State Teaching Service Commission, Olabisi Onabanjo University, Abraham Adesanya ICT Polytechnic, Ijebu- Igbo, and the State High Court as well as the State Judiciary among others.