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Welcome Address

Matriculation Day

I welcome you all to the official website of Osun State College of Technology, Esa-Oke on www.oscotechesa-oke.edu.ng

It is a thing of joy for me to once again resurface as first the Ag. Rector of this great institution before my confirmation on 24th July, 2012. I give all glory to God and the pragmatic Governor of Osun State, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola.

The college website is open and accessible 24 hours to the general public and I will like all stakeholders to take advantage of this to get in touch with the Management of the Institution at any point in time.

Let me in the meantime take you through an historical excursion of the college since inception in 1993.

Osun State College of Technology, Esa-Oke, an offshoot of the Polytechnic Ibadan became fully autonomous through the signing of the enabling law by the first Executive Governor of the State his Excellency Alhaji Isiaka Adeleke on October 12, 1992 after the creation of Osun State from the old Oyo State.

The vision of the founding fathers was for the college to produce technicians who will make an important contribution to the social and economic development of the Country and Osun State in particular.

The College is to also provide for studies, training and development of Technicians in Engineering and Environmental Studies as well as in other spheres of learning.

The College provide courses of higher Education mainly at the intermediate level offered as appropriate on a full time or Part-time basis. Courses are devised and are continually reviewed to meet the present and future needs of industries, commerce and public services as well as career and personal needs of students.

The College adopts the faculty system of structuring the academic departments. The concept is to make for easier work co-ordination and management. At present there are four (4) Faculties comprising 16 departments spread all over the faculties of Engineering, Environmental Studies, Science and Management Sciences.

At present, the College is running National Diploma and Higher National Diploma as well as Postgraduate Diploma in Urban and Regional Planning's.

FACULTY OF MANAGEMENT SCIENCE
  • ND/HND Accountancy
  • ND/HND Banking and Finance
  • ND Business Administration and Management
FACULTY OF ENGINEERING
  • ND/HND Civil Engineering
  • ND/HND Electrical Electronics Engineering
  • ND/HND Mechanical Engineering
  • ND Mechatronics Engineering
FACULTY OF ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES
  • ND/HND Architecture
  • ND/HND Building Technology
  • ND/HND Estate Management
  • ND/HND Quantity Surveying
  • ND/HND Urban and Regional Planning
  • ND/HND Surveying and Geo-Informatics
FACULTY OF APPLIED SCIENCE
  • ND/HND Computer Science
  • ND/HND Statistics
  • ND Science Laboratory Technology.

The Institution has secured accreditation with the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) in all the programmes.

The institution also secured professional accreditation with ICAN, CIBN, SURCN and NISEV (Nigerian Institute of Estate Valuers). This particular feature has enabled our students to be gainfully employed in their chosen career.

COLLABORATION WITH OTHER INSTITUTIONS

The management under my leadership with the support of the Governing Council, here explore other opportunities to enhance the quality of our graduates following the controversy surrounding the HND certificate to seek collaboration with other institutions abroad to enable our graduates have easy assess to Postgraduate Degrees and a top up of between Nine to Eighteen Months to have a B.Sc Degree before proceeding for their Masters and PhD Degrees.

The Chairman Governing Council, Prof. Layi Fagbenle led a delegation of the college to UK, Malaysia, USA and Canada to have collaboration discussion with some of Institutions in September, 2013 and July 2014. We have signed collaboration agreement with the University of Sussex, in Eastbourne Brighton, UK and some of our staff members are already undergoing PhD programmes.

Arrangement is also at the advanced stage for the perfection and signing of collaboration / Memorandum of Understanding with the underlisted Universities in the UK, USA, Malaysia and Canada.

The Institutions are';-
  • London South Bank University, Elephant and castle, UK
  • University of North Texas, Denton, USA
  • University of Southern Texas Houston
  • College of North Atlantics Saint Johns Canada
  • Universiti Technologi Malaysia. Johor Baru

Also, we are expediting the donation of equipment from some institutions in the United States of America through our designated and appointed agents.

1. TECHNOLOGICAL BREAKTHROUGH

The college has successfully designed constructed, installed and commissioned Electrical Power Simulator equipment for one of the Polytechnics in Nigeria.-

Other inventions are;
  • Chalk Moulding Machines
  • Automatic Street Light
  • Mobile Hawking Fridge
  • Egg Incubator
  • Palm Kernel Machine Shredder
  • Aluminium Pots
  • Egg Incubator
  • Grass Slasher etc.

2. IMPROVED PERSONNEL DEVELOPMENT AND QUALITY OF TEACHING

The institution has maintained an all round improvement in the quality of staff, quality of teaching and administrative expertise through the sending of staff to seminars and workshops at local and international levels through TERTFUND sponsored.

The institution has sponsored two of its staff to the University of Sussex, United Kingdom to pursue a Master of Science Degree Programme in Multimedia applications and virtual environments and several staff members have gone for international workshops and conferences.

As at today four (4) staff members are currently undergoing post graduate training in the United Kingdom.

3. PLANS FOR THE YEARS AHEAD

The institution is planning to introduce new programmes in;

  • Science Laboratory Technology
  • Agric Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Mechatronis Engineering
  • Electrical/Electronic with Instrumentation and Control Options And more technological based courses.

4. LEADERSHIP

The College has been blessed with visionary, Charismatic and amiable leadership from inception. Below are the leaders of the institution both at the Governing Council level and management.

5. RECORDS OF HEADS OF THE INSTITUTION FROM INCEPTION

  • Dr. Joshua Adekanbi Falade - Pioneer Director Satellite Campus 1981-1984
  • Chief Aramide - Director Satellite Campus 1984 – 1993
  • Prof. Olu Odeyemi (OFR) - Pioneer Rector 1993-2000
  • Engr. A.O. Oke - Ag. Rector Jan. 2001 to Jan. 8, 2002
  • Prof. Iyi Ojo - Rector 2002 – 2004
  • Engr. M.A.F. Esho - Ag. Rector 23rd Jan. 2004 – 10th July 2005
  • Engr. M.A.F. Esho - Rector 2005 to January 10th 2012
  • Engr. Dr. Augustus O. Oke - Ag. Rector Jan. 11th 2012 confirmed Rector on July 24th, 2012 till date

6. CHAIRMEN OF GOVERNING COUNCIL

  • Engr. S.O. Fadahunsi - Pioneer Chairman Governing Council 1993-1995
  • Prof. T.O. Odetola - Chairman, Governing Council 1996-1998
  • Engr. Babalola Adubi - Chairman, Governing Council 2000-2003
  • Hon. Funso Ishola - Chairman, Governing Council 2004-2008
  • Dr. Sola Oladeinde - Chairman Governing Council 2008 – 2011
  • Prof. Layi Fagbenle - Chairman Governing Council 2012 – till date

A visit to the campus in recent times will prove the founding fathers right for citing such an institution in Esa-Oke and to an extent a fulfilment of a vision of a technological institution with a difference in terms of structural facilities already on ground.

7. INFORMATION COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY (ICT)

The whole world has become a global village; hence the Osun State College of Technology, Esa-Oke is the first polytechnic in the South West to be on the internet.

AWARD

As a result of our outstanding performance, the Institution received several awards, as highlighted below;-

  • Award of Excellence to Osun State College of Technology, Esa-Oke for its role in technological advancement in Nigeria by Nigerian Union of Journalists Tribune Chapel -2006.
  • Best Academic Institution of the year award by Osun State Victory groups 2010.
  • Engr. Babalola Adubi - Chairman, Governing Council 2000-2003Exam Ethics International Award for Best Practice in Polytechnic Education in Africa; The entrenchment of examination ethics by the College Management under my Leadership qualified us for the 2012 Exam Ethics award for Best Practices in Polytechnic Education, awarded by Exam Ethics Marshal International in Ghana to Osun State College of Technology, Esa-Oke in December, 2012. Two Polytechnics were so awarded in Africa, the other being from Ghana.
  • WASU Award;- It is in appreciation of the contribution we are making to Technological Education in Osun State College of Technology, Esa-Oke that the West African Students Union, a Sub-Regional Students Union Government with representatives from Ghana, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Togo, Burkina-Faso, Guinea and Nigeria presented a Kwame Nkrumah Award of excellence to (Rector) we and formally inducted me into the Nkrumah Hall of fame in April, 2014.
  • Election into WAEC National Committee; I have also been elected as a member of the Nigerian National Committee of the West African Examination Council (WAEC) for a two year tenure from March 2014 to march 2016, representing all Rectors, both State and Federal in Nigeria in the committee.
  • In addition to the above, the Osun Business men Club on 25th June, 2014, gave me a distinguished Excellence Award at a very colourful ceremony in Osogbo.

You are welcome on board.

ENGR. DR. AUGUSTUS O. OKE MNSE
Rector, Osun State College of Technology Esa-Oke.
9th December, 2014

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