Take special interest in happenings at MAPOLY - Muslim Alumi tells Abiodun
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Take special interest in happenings at MAPOLY - Muslim Alumi tells Abiodun

Nov. 4, 2023

Take special interest in happenings at MAPOLY - Muslim Alumi tells Abiodun

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The Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Abeokuta, Muslim Alumni, MAPAMA, has called on the current administration of Governor Dapo Abiodun to take special interest in the happenings at MAPOLY which has brought the institution to its knees.

MAPAMA also challenged the government to take pragmatic step in pulling the institution out of the current rumpus and return it to its former strong, viable and sustainable path.

MAPOLY has been under lock and key for almost a month following the faceoff between the management of the institution and the unions over unpaid four months salaries, amongst other demands.

The Association, in a statement signed by Sulaiman Fasasi, a member of Media and Publicity Committee of the group, identified the efforts of the government at pulling out the institution out of the logjam occasioned by the proposed conversation of the institution to a University.

It however maintained that such effort must be comprehensive, inclusive and seamless for it to be appreciated as true partner in progress.

"MAPAMA recognises the effort of the current administration to rescue the institution from the crisis occasioned by the proposed conversion of the Polytechnic to a University of Science and Technology in 2017, but the effort must be comprehensive, inclusive and seamless for it to be appreciated as true partner in progress.

"While it is not the intention of the MAPAMA to apportion blame, the Governor , as the Visitor to the school, needs to take special interest on the happenings at MAPOLY, especially by taking a bold and pragmatic step in pulling the institution out of the current rumpus and return it to its former strong, viable and sustainable path."

MAPAMA expressed great concern on the ongoing impasse which has grounded both academic and non academic activities activities, adding that the situation shouldn't be allowed to fester farther.

"MAPAMA, has expressed serious concern on the ongoing impasse, rocking the institution and which has resulted in over one month total shutdown of both academic and non academic activities in the school.

"MAPAMA said it is deeply concerned about what has become of a once flourishing institution of learning.

"Of great concern to MAPAMA is that an institution which berted four other Information and Communication Technology (ICT) polytechnics in the state, now being enmeshed in crises which seem to have defied every solution in the last five years.

"MAPAMA maintained that the current logjam can not be allowed to fester farther, as it represents a sad and gloomy phase in the history of MAPOLY."

The group however called for a stakeholders meeting where all interest publics would come together and find a lasting solution to the problem.

"MAPAMA expects all those who feel concern about the progress of the school to find means of addressing these ugly narrative considering the current serious economic hardship in the country.

"It is therefore the position of MAPAMA, that calling of a stakeholders forum which should and must discuss the future of MAPOLY should be considered by both the management and the state government.

"The forum should also consider MAPOLY yesterday, today and tomorrow, and should not only include internal stakeholders of the Institution, but also the outside, including the corporate organisations, public spirited individuals, Alumni bodies, leaders of thoughts, traditional and religious leaders among others, to chart a new and prosperous way for the vintage institution."

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