21 years after, MAPOLY Alumni donate to Alma Mata

21 years after, MAPOLY Alumni donate to Alma Mata

Abdulazeez Bashir, Abeokuta.

Some alumni of Mass communication department of Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, MAPOLY, have made a warm donation to the department after 21 years of graduation.

The visit which is the first of its kind by the AMACOS 95 SET as they are fondly called took place in grand style at the office of the Rector and the Head of Mass Communication Department, Mr Kolawole Amos.

The alumni who are over 150 in number were represented by nine members of their set led by their president, Pastor Femi Mark Adefowokan.

The alumni graduated from the department in the year 1995 presented 32 ceiling fans which are to be fixed in eigths at each of the classrooms in the department to the Head of Department (HOD), Mr Kolwole Amos flanked by the newly elected Director of the School of Communication and Information Technology (SCIT), Dr Adegoke Rauf and the department Staff Adviser, Mr Lekan Togunwa.

In his own speech, the president of the set, Adefowokan said the purpose of their visit is not only to donate the items but also to appreciate the school and give back to the school. He said it is to also partner with the department so as to impact on students who are still in school based on the need to bring industrialization to the system. Adefowokan also pointed out that they've also visited the school to know the HOD who they have never meet before.

The HOD, Mr Kolwole Amos appreciated the alumni for coming back to the school which made them what they are today and also thanks them for coming at a time when the education sector is in need of support. He also took them to the Rector's office for visit.

"We thank you all for coming back to the school that taught you, you have come at a time when the education sector is in need of support, we are using this medium to appeal to the government to comply with the UNESCO recommendation that education sector should be given a large percentage of the annual budget. After leaving this place, we will be going to the rectors office for visitation and recognition." Amos said.

At the rector's office, the Rector of the school, Prof. Oludele Adelanwa Itiola also appreciates the alumni for coming and donating to the school. He said he is putting the school on another pedestrian and promise to get MAPOLY radio on air soon so also to transform the school into a University.

"We really appreciate you all for coming and also for donating to the school, we are putting the school on another pedestrian, we want the school to be the best in Nigeria and we are trying all our possible best to make it a University, we will get MAPOLY radio on air soon and we are also trying our best to build more classrooms in the school.

"The 1000-seater hall we built at the Mass communication department was generated through our internally generated revenue (IGR), we are facing financial challenges and also human being challenges." Itiola said.

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