Makinde pledges support for Tech-U


Governor of Oyo Seyi Makinde has assured that the state-owned First Technical University (Tech-U), Ibadan, will receive all necessary support to succeed from his administration. The governor made this known when he received the Governing Council of Tech-U on a courtesy call on Tuesday.

Makinde, who received the team led by its Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of Council, Professor Oyewusi Ibidapo-Obe, noted that he was impressed with the caliber of eminent professionals who constitute the council. He encouraged the university management to embark on a sustainability drive that would sustain the vision for which the university was set-up.

“Be free and creative to do something that is consistent with available resources and aspiration of the government and people of Oyo State. I will give you my absolute support”, Makinde remarked.

While restating his administration’s commitment to qualitative education for the people of the state, the governor announced that he approved the continuation of scholarship scheme to support indigent but brilliant students of the state studying at the university. He urged the university authority to come up with creative ideas that contribute to the development of the State.

Earlier, Professor Ibidapo-Obe assured that Tech-U would be available to provide requisite intellectual capacity to achieve the vision of the administration and tackle developmental challenges of the state.

Tech-U VC, Professor Ayobami Salami noted that with the strides already made by the university, including obtaining its first patent within two years of commencement of academic activities and the recent webometric ranking that put it as one of the most impactful universities in the country, Tech-U is poised to become a notable science, technology and innovation hub that the State can be proud of.