By Banji Ayoola
The Federal Polytechnic, Ile-Oluji, Ondo State will hold its third Foundation Day Lecture on Tuesday, May 4, 2021 on the theme : “Nigerian Polytechnics And The Challenge Of Relevance In The Post Covid-19 World” .
The visiting guest lecturer is Prof Michael Oladimeji Faborode, a renowned Professor of Agricultural and Environmental Engineering and a former Vice Chancellor of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State.
A statement by the institution’s Head, Information, Protocol & Passages, Mr Sanmi Enigbokan, said that the lecture presentation would hold at the Polytechnic’s Twin Auditorium by 10:00 a.m.
It said that Ondo State Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, top Government Functionaries, Royal Fathers, Heads of Tertiary Institutions and Friends of the Polytechnic among others would expectedly grace the occasion.
According to the statement: “The Polytechnic instituted the Foundation Day Lecture series in year 2017 with a view to promoting sound and credible academic culture through cross-fertilisation of ideas on teething societal issues and proffering of solutions as appropriate.”
It said that earlier, Prof Adeniyi Gbadegesin, a former Vice Chancellor of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso, Oyo State delivered the first lecture on May 4, 2017 on “Building Entrepreneurial and Self-reliant Graduates Through Technical and Vocational_Education.”
The current Vice Chancellor of Osun State University, Osogbo, Osun State , Prof Labo Poopola, presented the second lecture on May 4, 2018 on the topic “Building a Corrupt-free Nation :The Roles of the Academia.”
It said: “With the academic pedigree of Professor Faborode, the third lecture series promises to be more informative, educative and worthwhile.
“All invited guests and members of the Polytechnic Community are requested to be seated at the venue by 9:45 a.m preparatory to the lecture presentation.”