The Governor of Ondo State, Mr Rotimi Akeredolu has noted that his administration has transformed the education sector of the state in the last six years.
The governor said his administration has changed the story of the Olusegun Agagu University of Science and Technology (OAUSTECH). He stated that he met the university in a “deplorable condition” but he changed the story of the institution for better.
This the governor said at the maiden convocation ceremony of the OAUSTECH held at the institution’s main auditorium in Okitipupa.
He noted that the condition of the university was alarming in terms of infrastructure. The school lacked good roads, buildings and other essential facilities needed for a conducive learning environment.
“This informed our resolve to change the narrative by immediately commencing a gradual, radical and systematic implementation of the state government’s strategic plan for the university.
“I am delighted to recall that within our 100 days in office, we facilitated the asphalt overlay of the first phase of the university road network and inaugurated same for use.
“We have also recently approved the construction of a 2.5 kilometre road network for the university which has achieved about 75 per cent level of completion.”
“To this end, our administration has tremendously supported in the university’s quest for TETFund funding. Today, we are all happy that the university has started to have the presence of TETFund projects while more opportunities are underway.
“We have also noted that within the last six years of our administration, OAUSTECH, which used to offer courses only in the School of Science, has added courses in two additional schools; School of Engineering and Engineering Technology and the School of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources.
“All courses offered by the university in the three schools have been accredited by the National Universities Commission. I commend the university management and council for these achievements”.