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PHOTOS: Commendations As American Polytechnic Berths In Okeogun (SEE LOCATION)


Eminent Nigerians have lauded the ongoing multi-billion naira American Polytechnic of Nigeria (APN) project in Oke-Ogun area of Oyo State.

They gave the commendation during the groundbreaking ceremony of American Polytechnic of Nigeria(APN) at Wasinmi in Araromi Local Council Development Area(LCDA) of Iseyin.

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The multi-billion naira APN, a private polytechnic is founded by Dr Dare Akande.

The polytechnic on completion would be the second private polytechnic in the Oke-Ogun zone of Oyo State.

Hon. Adebo Ogundoyin, the Speaker, Oyo State House of Assembly, described Akande’s initiative as a laudable one worthy of emulation.

Ogundoyin, who was represented by Hon. Ayotunde Fatokun, the Chairman Parliamentary Council, called on well meaning Nigerians to emulate Akande in their various communities.

The Aseyin of Iseyin, Oba Abdulganiyy Salau, commended Akande’s initiative, calling on the people to support its actualisation.

The monarch said that such was part of the developmental projects expected from sons and daughters of Oke-Ogun to boost the education sector as well as economic activities of the area.

Dr Dare Akande, the founder of the institution, said the institution was aimed at churning out equipped graduates for the current job market and future economic demand.

“APN will change the way education is being presented in Nigeria. Graduating students will be well equipped for the current job market and future economic demand,” he said.

Akande said that a large portion of the institution’s 200 acres property would also be designated for industrial park to create employment opportunities and assist graduating students to startup as entrepreneurs.

He said that the effort would no doubt boost the economy of the state and Nigeria as a whole.

Akande said that APN would enjoy technical support and student exchange program from four American Universities namely Lewis University, New England college, Liberty University, Gannon University and Sprot Shaw College in Canada.

He unveiled the departmental structure of the institution which included  Computer Science and Engineering; Automobile and Mechanical Engineering and Smart Manufacturing

Others are Electrical Engineering with Electrical Transformer Manufacturing Specialization; Cement Manufacturing; Agriculture/ Dairy Farming; Tourism and Cultural Heritage department among others.

Akande, who expressed confidence in President Muhammadu Buhari’s initiative in the rail transportation, also thanked Gov. Seyi Makinde for his enormous support to the education sector of the state.

He also thanked the royal fathers and other dignitaries for their support, assuring them of his readiness to make the APN the best in the continent.

The event was attended Hon Hakeem Adedibu, the Chief Whip and Hon Olamide Akinajo, Chairman House Committee on Works and Transport.

Others are Aseyin of Iseyin, Oba AbdulGaniyy Salau, Alado of Ado-Awaye, Oba Ademola Folakanmi and hosts of other dignitaries.

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