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The Students of Moshood Abiola Polytechnic have talked tough at the Egba descendants for opposing the move by the Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun to amendment the law which established Moshood Abiola University of Science and Technology.
The Students said this during a press briefing organised by the Union’s President Com. Samson Omoniyi on Monday.
MAPOLY has been facing series of trauma over it state as the previous government turned the polytechnic into a degree awarding institution through legislation.
This move which had been perceived as undue by some quarters sparked up different protest from stakeholders especially the Academic and non academic staff of the institution.
On his assumption into office, the Governor Prince Dapo Abiodun ordered that the status quo of the 40-year old institution should remain.
The Governor has also sent an executive bill to the state House of Assembly requesting the amendment of the law which established the degree -awarding-institution.
In their reaction, Egba descendants, under the umbrella of the Abeokuta club has opposed the move by the Governor to tamper with the existence or law which established the university.
During the briefing, Omoniyi said MAPOLY should not be scrapped adding that the students has suffered enough trauma over the fate of the school.
He said, “We want to state in clear terms that if the members of Abeokuta club or any other groups refuse to stop playing politics with our school, academics and life as a whole, we won’t hesitate to descend all forces of Aluta on them.
“Our heritage, MAPOLY must be sustained, strengthened and transformed to maintain its quality standards in the committee of tertiary institutions in Nigeria.
“It is so saddening that a group that has failed to lend a voice when the creation and conversion of this institution was in mess now clamour for the retaining of MAUSTECH at the expense f a 40-year old MAPOLY. It will amount to foolishness to kill a 40-year old king because a prince is born.
“We want to commend Governor Abiodun for his swift response to every issue that affects MAPOLY and the education system in general as we look forward to his intervention on the bad state of road that link the school gate from iyana-oloke junction”.