The Bill to upgrade Moshood Abiola Polytechnic (MAPOLY) to a state University of Technology, on Wednesday scaled second reading at the Ogun House of Assembly.

The bill is titled : A bill for a law to provide for the establishment of Moshood Abiola University of Technology and for matters of administration and discipline of students connected therewith.

The Majority Leader, Mr Adeyinka Mafe, who moved the motion for the second reading of the bill, described it as historic, adding that it would encourage more students to study science and technology courses.

“We have come to a stage whereby the nation is trying to diversify; it is very important to encourage our people in terms of research.

” We need to encourage our people to go into science and technology so that we have entrepreneurs like they do in other advanced countries.

“In Ogun State we have so many secondary schools, if we have this University of Technology, it will give an opportunity for indigenes of the state that wants to study courses that are not available in our state universities,” he said.

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