The Governing Council of the Oyo State College of Agriculture and Technology, Igbo-Ora has commended the Oyo State Governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, for the upward review of subvention/grant.
The subvention, the college said it was review upward from N17,045,069.33 to N43,090,139.06 with effect from payment June 2018.
The council said that the upward review of the monthly subvention to the college from 25% to 61.7% representing an increase of 36.7% deserved an appreciation from the Governing Council, Academic Board, Management, Staff and students of the College to Governor Ajimobi.
Professor Sanni said that the governor’s kind gesture is an indication of his genuine concern for the development of tertiary education in the state, stressing that the 36.7% increment has reduced the college’s huge financial burden in monthly salary payment.
Professor Sanni also disclosed that the college introduced eight (8) new programmes visited by the National Board for Technical Education between 1st and 4th August 2018, noting that promotion, upgrading and conversion of suitably qualified staff were achieved in 2017.
According to him, “the college had only five (5) National Diploma programmes as at 2011. At the commencement of the 2017/2018 academic session, the college programmes were 11 National Diploma and 13 Higher National Diploma Programmes. In addition, the college introduced eight (8) new programmes visited by the National Board for Technical education.”
He stressed that efforts were on to ensure that a proposed template on the restoration of 100% salary and payment of accrued arrears are accepted by the unions, pointing out that staff and financial audit exercise had been concluded with final vetting in progress.