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The National Universities Commission (NUC) has given the final approval for the conversion of Moshood Abiola Polytechnic (MAPOLY) to Moshood Abiola University of Technology (MAUTECH) as a letter of approval to that effect was presented to a delegation of the Ogun State Government on Monday, July 3, 2017.

The NUC Executive Secretary, Prof. Abubakar Rasheed, who gave the approval letter to the Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun, at the NUC Headquarters, Abuja, said the MAUTECH was now the 45th state university and the 85th public university in the country.

The NUC boss said Ogun State had managed two state-owned universities to an “enviable level” and expressed the hope that the third would not be an exception.

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Prof. Rasheed urged the state government to do more in infrastructure development, adding that the establishment of a science and technology-driven higher institution was good for the country’s transition to a knowledge economy.

According to him, “This letter is for the recognition of the Moshood Abiola University of Science and Technology. Consequent upon your letter of intent and the formal presentation of the master plan, relevant briefs, and others, I, on behalf of the NUC, write that with effect from Monday, July 3, the MAUTECH has been recognised as the 45th state university in Nigeria and also the 85th public university.

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“This university is also the 153rd in the country. The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, the Tertiary Education Trust Fund and the National Youths Service Corps are being informed of the establishment of the MAUTECH, Abeokuta.”

Elated Governor of Ogun State, who led the State delegation, expressed gratitude to the NUC, gave the assurance that the university would be well-funded and equipped with qualified lecturers.

The Governor said a new state polytechnic would be built in Ipokia area of the state to replace the upgraded MAPOLY.

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