Satellite campuses of The Polytechnic, Ibadan in Eruwa and Shaki will be upgraded to full-fledged polytechnics.
The Oyo State House of Assembly, on Tuesday, passed a bill seeking establishment of two independent polytechnics in each of the Ibarapa and Oke-Ogun areas of the state.
The bill, which was presented for third reading on the floor of the House, was sponsored by the state’s executive arm.
It was subsequently approved after the Assembly debated it and made necessary amendments to some portions.
The governor, Abiola Ajimobi, had presented before the bill seeking an upgrade of the satellite campuses of The Polytechnic, Ibadan in Eruwa and Shaki to full-fledged polytechnics.
The Speaker, Monsurat Sunmonu , at the plenary session commended members for the quick passage, saying the establishment of the institutions would give more access to young school leavers seeking admission to higher institutions of learning. She also said that it would also bring about accelerated development to the people in the grass root.
According to the Speaker, the new regime would enhance training and increase technical manpower available to the state.
While commending the executive for taking step to upgrade the satellite campuses, which has been in that state for about 20 years, Ms Sunmonu said the effort is about delivering dividends of democracy to the people. She also solicited support for the government in its effort to take the state to the next level.