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AG.RECTOR AND MANAGEMENT ON A COURTESY VISIT TO INTERNATIONAL BREWERIES,ILESA ON WEDNESDAY 17TH JANUARY,2018

The Management of Osun State College of Technology,Esa-Oke ably led by the Ag.Rector, Dr.S.A.O Adegoke visited the Management of International Breweries Ilesa on Wednesday January 17th 2018. The purpose of the visit is to seek Partnership and collaboration with the International Breweries on curriculum development for ND Breweries Technology at Osun State College of Technology,Esa-Oke.

On hand to receive the Management team from OSCOTECH is Mrs Folashade Omole,the Corporate Affairs General Manager of Interntional Breweries, Ilesa and the Technical Director with other Staff of the Corporate Affairs unit.

In his welcome address, the Ag,Rector, Dr.S.A.O Adegoke gave a brief history of the college and informed the organisation of the need for a partnership and collaboration with our institution on the curriculum development of ND Brewery Technology, a new programme that the College plan to float and accredit with the National Board for Technical Education, Kaduna. He also informed them about the N5Billion Endownment Fund for the State of –the-Art Teaching, Learing Reseaarch and Sports Infrastructual development for the College.

The Ag,Rector assured the IBL Managenet that Collaboration with the College Management will go a long way to encourage private sector to make meaningful and remarkable contribution to the effort of the State Government in educational development.

He further emphasized that, the College can assist in the training of Brewery Staff which will reduce the foreign exchange spent on staff and also a synergy between the Industry and the Institution will not only improve the quality of supervision but also the quality of graduates. If the collaboration between the two Institutions is allowed to materialize, the International Breweries, Ilesa will go down in history as the first industry to collaborate with any institution in Nigeria to further improve the quality of our graduates.

In her own reaction, the General Manager Corporate Affairs, Mrs Folashade Omole expressed the appreciation of Management for the proposal by Osun State College of Technology management but informed the college that, the proposal will still be forwarded to a higher level of management for consideration and approval. Also,that the training of staff is usually done by resource persons invited by Management of the International Breweries from South Africa every year and if they will have to give such an opportunity to a local institution like OSCOTECH Esa-Oke, it will require a lot of conviction due to the falling standard of Nigeria graduates generally, The training and all activities of the International breweries follows global standards and any attempt to go below it will not be acceptable by management.

She however suggested that a proposal on the College request should be sent formally to Management stating all areas of involvement of the Breweries in the curriculum development though she quickly added that the College should not expect immediate action, sometimes not even in the same year but definitely action will be taken .

The Ag. Rector in his closing remarks appreciate the warm reception accorded his team and assured the management of IBL that the reason for the visit is to correct and do something about improving the quality of our graduates because as the society is changing, the quaity of supervision is also changing therefore a collaboration between the two organisations will go a long way to improve the quality of graduates in our teritary institutions in Nigeria.

The Bursar, Mr. Fabinu gave the vote of thanks on behalf of the College Management and a group photograph was taken outside the premises.

Prince Wale Oyekanmi, MNIPR, JP
Director, Media, Protocol and Public Relations Reporting.


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