OYSCATECH Matriculates Over 2,000 Students for 2023/2024 Academic Session

June 29, 2024

The Oyo State College of Agriculture and Technology (OYSCATECH), Igboora has matriculated 2,273 students offered admissions into the various programmes of the institution for the 2023/2024 academic session.

Addressing the 15th matriculation ceremony held in the school premises, the Rector, Professor Akinola Akinlabi, who congratulated the students, described the ceremony as one which marked the formal recognition of their studentship.

He charged the students to maximise the great and rare opportunity of being admitted to learn, socialise and acquire knowledge, while noting that the institution would not condone any form of indiscipline, unruly behaviour, cultism and any form of indecent dressing.

The rector, therefore, urged them to desist from any attempt to join any group which behaviour promoted violence.

He stated that the vision of the institution was to become a leading centre of excellence in agriculture, technology and management through training of youths for innovation, food sufficiency and job creation.

According to Akinlabi, the institution placed high premium on practical, entrepreneurship training, research and community service.

“The programmes being run are designed to equip students with vocational and entrepreneurship skills for innovation, food sufficiency and self-employment”, he said.

Professor Akinlabi further explained that the institution would continue to provide an enabling environment for teaching and research, while noting that students of the institution would soon be enjoying newly delivered TETFUND equipment.

He added that students would be exposed to more training through the institution’s collaboration with Women in Agriculture and Technical Education (WATEA), Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Industrial Training Fund (ITF), Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Galaxy Backbone and other notable individuals.

Professor Akinlabi appreciated the executive governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde, for his unwavering effort through continuous payment of staff salary.

He also commended the Professor Lateef Sanni-led governing council for its contributions to the development of the college.

The rector added that Prof. Sanni would forever be remembered for the donation of the modern gaari processing factory through Cassava Adding Value Africa Phase II and his unparalleled leadership qualities that had moved the polytechnic forward.

Administering the matriculation oath, the Registrar, R. F. A. Adeniji, charged the students to abide by the rules and regulations guiding their conduct on campus.

The programme was well attended by deans of faculties and other management members, including the Deputy Rector, Dr. Taiwo Akinyemi; Bursar, Ogundapo Aderemi; Polytechnic Librarian, Dr. Olatundun Oyewumi; Engr. Dauda Salaam Adeniran; Director of Works and Services, Kolawole Atanda; Auditor, Olajire Gbadamosi; and Secretary to Management and Chairman of Committee of Deans, Dr. Oladopo Ojo.