Osun College of Technology Graduates 7,000
7,000 students of the Osun State College of Technology, Esa-Oke (OSCOTECH), yesterday graduated at the institution’s sixth combined convocation.
The graduands drawn from the 2013/2014 and 2014/2015 academic sessions had passed through National and Higher National Diploma levels in Full-Time, Daily Part-Time and Weekend Part-Time programmes of the college.
Also, the institution gave honourary fellowships to two prominent indegenes of the state, the Chief of Staff to the Governor, Alhaji Gboyega Oyetola and the Principal Partner of Arki-Consultants Ltd, Arch. Ebenezer Ogunbiyi, for their contributions to the development of the college.
Speaking at the event, the Rector of the college, Engr. Augustus Oke, who called on the government to give the polytechnic system and technical education a recognition, disclosed that the institution could produced bio-gas for domestic consumption.
He maintained that the polytechnic and technical education remained the only hope for Nigeria.
He said: “We can develop the use of bio-gas in our homes locally but we have not gotten to the stage of bottling it in cylinders and selling it out for people consumption.”
The college showcased an exhibition stand close to the convocation arena for parents and guardians to appreciate some of the technological breakthrough and students projects of the institution.
A convocation lecture titled “Optimising Polytechnic Education for National Development in Nigeria” was delivered on Friday by the Rector of Kwara State Polytechnic, Alhaji Mas’ud Elelu.