Members of the Ogun State House of Assembly Committee on Education, Science and Technology, led by Hon. Adeyemi Ademuyiwa have lauded the management of the Tai Solarin University of Education for achieving full accreditation of all its courses.
Ademuyiwa, who gave the commendation while leading other members of the Committee on Budget Performance Assessment visit to the institution, noted that the institution remained a reference point in education and vocational training.
He advised the school management not to rest on its oars as education is the bedrock of development of any nation.
Reeling out the achievements recorded between January and June,2019, the institution’s Vice Chancellor, Prof. Abayomi Arigbabu stated that a total of 59 fully accredited programmes were being run from first degree to PhD level in different courses in the Faculty of Arts and Science.
The Vice Chancellor added that the University had achieved stable academic calendar since the institution was established in 2005, saying the students had been graduating in record time of their four –year programme.
He said the institution had generated N898.5m from tuition and examination fees between January and June, explaining that it had spent the sum of N1.38bn on recurrent, just as the sum of N101m was spent on capital expenditure during the period under review.
Prof. Arigbabu explained that the institution had received N151.7million as grants from Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND), during the period under review, while it had received N122.4m as subvention from the State government.
He explained that the University had done solar power for street lighting, produced 300 tables and chairs for staff of the institution, adding that the school equally produced furniture for State Ministry of Education and Kola Daisi University, among others.
“We also produce outfits worn by our security personnel and sew our academic gowns. Our College of Vocation and Technology Education is being considered for Ososa campus”, he stated.
The Committee was also at the State College of Health Technology, Ilese-Ijebu, where the Chairman encouraged the institution to redouble its efforts at ensuring increase in the number of programmes run by the institution, calling for synergy between the institution, the private sector as well as other philanthropists, to increase infrastructure within the institution.
The Provost of the institution, Dr. Abiodun Oladunjoye, said 25 courses were being run by the institution, adding that management had constructed X-ray and Medical Imaging Building, Medical Laboratory Diagnostic Centre and Medical Test Building, Office block for Dental Technology and Works Department, to facilitate accreditation and re-accreditation by the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE).