Moshood Abiola Polytechnic
Moshood Abiola Polytechnic entrance gate, Abeokuta, Ogun state
|Rector||Professor Oludele Adelanwa Itiola|
|Location||Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria|
Moshood Abiola Polytechnic also known as MAPOLY is a tertiary learning institution in Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria. The Ojere campus is in the South-Eastern part of Abeokuta, covering about 960 hectares of rolling land bounded by the Ogun River to the south. It is named after Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola, who was elected President of Nigeria in 1993, but prevented from taking office.
The polytechnic was formally established in 1980 as Ogun State Polytechnic during the military administration of Harris Eghagha, but the first set of 220 students was admitted in January, 1979. The Polytechnic started on two temporary campuses, Oke-Egunya and Onikolobo, moving to the Ojere campus between April 1985 and March 1988. By the 2004/2005 session, the student population was 18,878, with about 520 academic and non-academic staff.
Presently, the school has five faculties ( headed by a director) and 21 department ( headed by an H.O.D.) ; the faculties are
- Business & management studies (comprising accounting, business administration, office & tech. Mgt and marketing departments).
- Communication & information Technology (comprising mass communication and general studies dept.)
- Environmental studies (comprising architecture, quantity surveying, building tech.,estate management, town & regional planning, surveying & geoinformatics and tourism & hospitality departments)
- Engineering (comprising computer, electrical/ electronics, mechanical and civil engineering departments)
- Science and technology (comprising science laboratory tech.,food tech., mathematics & statistics and computer science departments).
- "Brief History". Moshood Abiola Polytechnic. Retrieved 2010-03-03.
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