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By: Ajayi Toyyib Olabamiji.

The Polytechnic, Ibadan shines at the Research for Impact Creative Writing Award, organized by the Tertiary Education Trust fund(TETfund) in Abuja as the team bagged two out of three awards at the research programme.

A Press release issued by the Public Relations Officer of The Polytechnic, Ibadan, Alh. Soladoye Adewole, on the 1st of March, 2024, contained that; the Five man team of the Institution, who are mainly lecturers drawn from different departments, came top in the research event in which four other Institutions took part.

The other Institutions are University of Abuja, University of Delta, Agbor (Delta State),Federal University, Owerri and Federal Polytechnic, Kaura-Namoda.

Presenting the awards won to Prof. Kazeem Adekunle Adebiyi, Rector, The Polytechnic, Ibadan on Thursday, the leader of the team, Dr. Kola Lawal, who is the Head of Department of the newly established Department of Tourism and Hospitality, noted that the research programme lasted for two weeks in Abuja. The essence of the initiative research work is to turn research activities in various Institutions in the country into commercial use, Dr. Kola Lawal added.

He further mentioned that various issues confronting the nation were discussed, but all was scaled down by the participants, into just one issue which is insecurity.

He said; the TPI team presented a prototype research work on travel guide, which when fully developed has the potential of proffering solutions to security problems in the country. He added that the team came up with how to secure patency for research works in various tertiary institutions across the country, basically for commercial purposes.

However, each of the teams that took part in the programme was mandated to form innovative teams in their various institutions, making use of their students and staff.

In his response, the Rector of The Polytechnic, Ibadan, Prof. Kazeem Adekunle Adebiyi, commended The TPI team for the laurel brought to the Institution. He assured the team that; An innovative and creative unit will be established in the Office of the Rector, to promote and encourage creativity and innovation in the Institution.

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