The Vice Chancellor of Summit University Offa, Professor Musa Abiodun Aibinu and the Rector of the Federal Polytechnic Offa, Engr. Dr. Kadiri Kamoru Oluwatoyin have indicated readiness by the two institutions to collaborate in areas of research and academic programmes
This was revealed when the Vice Chancellor of Summit University Offa, Professor Musa Abiodun Aibinu paid a working visit to the Rector of the Federal Polytechnic Offa, Engr. Dr. Kadiri Kamoru Oluwatoyin on Thursday 23rd November 2023.
During the meeting with the management, Aibunu noted that the University is ready to sign a Memorandum of Understanding with the Federal Polytechnic Offa in the area of research and academic programmes. Adding that the Federal Polytechnic Offa was chosen by Summit University for collaboration due to its proximity, academic stability, achievements, structural development, long-time relationship among others.
According to him, “We at Summit University are ready to collaborate with you, though both schools have been impacting the community together. The University has been working tireless and jointly with some staff members of the Polytechnic to make Offa the home of ICT and the largest producer of Printed Circuit Board in the upcoming weeks.”
“The University needs the collaboration now that we are set to commence four (4) programmes in Engineering which are Mechatronics, Electrical, Computer and Information and Communication Technology. More so, we are commencing another four programmes under ICT, which are Data Science, Cybersecurity, Software Engineering and Information Technology. In addition, the University is going into a Cashew Plantation of 100 acres and needs the support of the Polytechnic in the area of Agriculture, as we cannot do it alone.”
The Rector, in his response, commended the Vice Chancellor and his Management team for their efforts in the progress and development of the University so far. He assured that the Management is ready to collaborate, support and work together with the University. He added that the collaboration would be of benefit to both institutions.
Dr. Kadiri, further, noted that the Federal Polytechnic Offa and Summit University have not been doing much in the area of Corporate Social Responsibility in Offa Community. He stated that it is time for both institutions to work together on how to have an impact on the host community in terms of community development. He said both institutions can achieve it through solving immediate problems of the community with the institutions’ research products.
While requesting the duo of FEDPOFFA Registrar, Mr. G. O. Soko and Summit University Registrar, Mr. Mustapha Abayomi Kadiri to come up with a developmental plan that would serve as a guide to actualize the CSR idea, the Rector calls on researchers from all the higher institutions in Offa community to align their research works with the pressing needs faced by the community.