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By: Lawal Blessing Olajumoke

According to the programme schedule in farewell of the outgoing Rector, The Polytechnic Ibadan, Prof. Kazeem Adebiyi, a meeting was held today, 19th March, 2024, between Prof. Kazeem and the Board of Studies at the Board of Studies Conference Hall, Central Administration Building of the institution.

Alhaji Soladoye Adewole, the Public Relations Officer of the school, being the anchor of the programme, started by stating the essence of the meeting, and reiterating the exit of the current Rector and appreciated the time spent with them as Rector.

He further introduced the Rector, Prof. Kazeem Adebiyi, Deputy Rector, Mrs. Salau Olaide, and the school’s Registrar, Mrs. Modupe Theresa Fawale.

In the welcome speech of the Rector, Prof. Engr. Kazeem Adebiyi, who doubles as Chairman of the Board of Studies, he appreciated the board for their support and well discharged duties so far, as 23rd of March, 2024 will mark the end of a 5-year journey together. “In every challenge, there is always development, and without the head there is no body”, he quoted, and professed that he enjoyed his stay in The Polytechnic, Ibadan.

In the remark of the members of the board, they all appraised the Rector for the non-delay of recommendation letters and approvals. The ASUP Chairman, The Polytechnic, Ibadan, Dr. Kola Lawal also appreciated the Rector for his achievement of increasing the number of departments of study in the institution. He also implored the Rector that in the remaining period of time he has in office, he should solicit at the Oyo State Secretariat for in-house lecturers of the school to be considered for the office of Rector in days to come, as there are inteligent and capable lecturers in the institution for that office.

In the Rector’s conclusion speech, he appreciated the Board of Studies and the Registrar for their support, and advised that they put more effort for the coming Administration.

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