The Catholic Church, Diocese of Osogbo, has taken over The Polytechnic, Imesi-Ile, Osun State.
The polytechnic, which was established in 2013, offers courses in Computer Science, Computer Engineering Technology, Electrical/Electronic Engineering and Business Administration/Management.
These four courses were said to have been approved by the NBTE while the management of the school said it was working hard and making arrangement to ask for more by providing more classrooms and required equipment.
The school, which was established by the community, has an administrative complex, a well-equipped chemistry, biology, physics laboratories.
It is also said to have a computer technology laboratory and a hardware workshop, among others.
Also acquired alongside the school is a 101-hectare permanent site, whose landscape map shows structures, proposed facilities and departments.
Speaking during the take-over ceremony, the paramount ruler, Owa Ooye of Imesi-Ile, Oba Enoch Akinyemi, said that he was sure that the church would transform the school.
Oba Akinyemi added that the performance of the Catholic Church in educational standards made him believe that the polytechnic would soon experience what he described as an “ all round development.”
He said, “The institution has been handed over to the Catholic Church in all aspects of learning without any condition attached and all must be done to make it perform credibly.”
Chairman of the Transition Committee, Prof. Olu Aina, also expressed delight at the quality of structure and equipment on ground.
He, however, added that much more would be done to make sure that the “school meets the vision of the country in terms of vocational and technical education as well as make it a vibrant and technological institution.”
The Bishop of Osogbo Diocese of the Church, Bishop John Oyejola, who was represented at the occasion by Vicar General, Very Revd. Father Thaddeus Ajayi, commended the Oba, the institution’s committee and the community in general, for supporting the take-over.
Other members of the committee are Prof. Adeyemi Adediwura, Mrs. Victoria Olaosun, Mrs. Esther Olagunju, Dr. Julius Omiwale, Mr. Tope Abiola, Rev. Father Peter Adeyemi, Rev Father Benjamin Adebiyi and Rev. Father Emmanuel Olaberinjo.