Fed. Poly Ayede Will Thrive On Innovation, Functional Education, International Partnerships –Rector

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* Photo:Dr Abdul-Hameed*

The pioneer and current rector of the Federal Polytechnic, Ayede, Oyo State, Dr Taofeek Adekunle Abdul-Hameed, has stressed that the institution would thrive on innovation, functional education, and international partnerships

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As part of efforts to position the new Polytechnic, stakeholders at a webinar recently organised by the institution on the theme “The MEdTRIZ Model: Redesigning Curriculum to Meet Future Workforce”, harped on the need to make the institution relevant in terms of innovations and functional education which, according to them, would make its graduates impactful on the society.

Delivering his keynote at the webinar Dr Abdul-Hameed, a holder of three master degrees, noted that there was a need to genuinely prepare the staff of the Polytechnic to align genuinely with the vision of the school.

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According to him, the Polytechnic is determined on producing students who are productive, functional and active employers of labour with the skills of impacting positively on the society.

He said, “The Federal Polytechnic, Ayede, Oyo State has hit the ground running, commencing her journey to become a positive subject of global attention in providing functional and technical education geared towards making our graduates employers of labour.”

In his presentation, the presenter of the webinar, Dr Akeem Olowolayemo, an associate professor of computer science at the International Islamic University, Malaysia (IIUM), highlighted the need to look critically into the curriculum of polytechnics in Nigeria and consider various templates and models as used across the innovative worlds.

The speaker gave practical and workable ideas that can actually quicken the step of the Polytechnic to rank among the best institutions that are providing technical and functional education in Nigeria and the world at large.

He also amplified various opportunities available in form of synergy and collaboration between the institution and IIUM in Malaysia.

The online presentation provoked an aura of readiness on the part of the staff and spirit of global competitiveness, going by their various contributions and inputs at the presentation.

The contributions from the webinar, the presenter noted, pointed to the preparedness of the staff in embracing innovations for the next line of activities towards achieving the lofty goals of the institution.

It would be recalled that the institution is one of the six polytechnics established by President Muhammadu Buhari on February 2, 2021.

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