Federal School of Surveying will on Thursday present not less than 2,930 students for various academic awards of the institution, ranging from National Diploma, Higher National Diploma programme to Post-Graduate Diploma in surveying and in other allied academic and professional programmes run by the Ivory Towers established in 1908 in Nigeria.
The Rector of the institution, Dupe Nihinlola Olayinka, (an associate professor) , gave the hint on Monday at a press conference organised to kick start the long a waited convocation ceremony.
According to her, the set of students to be presented for this year’s graduation were students who had completed their academic and professional programmes in the institution from 2009 to date. She said the institution could not hold graduation in the last 10 years due to socio and economic situation beyond the pervious management’s control.
She lamented that poor funding was the major factor responsible for the set back being experienced by the institution of late, as she appealed to the authority concerned to extend the TETFund scheme to the school.
According to her, if disbursement of overhead allocation from the federal government to the school becomes regular and improved with the provision of TETFund, the development would a long way to face lift the school even in terms of academic progress and capacity building of the staff.
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Her words: Federal School of Surveying, Oyo is known for excellence in the surveying and profession and even surpassed many other institutions offering surveying and Geo-informatics in sub-Sahara Africa.
Moreover, This school has produced not less than 84 per cent of the Surveyor Generals in this country and even in other African countries who had their surveying education in this school
This school has what it takes in terms of teaching and research aids and human resources to become University of Surveying where students from other African countries can pursue their professional degree programme.
The school in endowed with dedicated and experienced staff with supportive governing council members.
“We are developing strategies to improve the school Internal Generated Revenue (IGR) to complement the financial support from the government
Furthermore, as part of the school’s effort to improve the standard and academic advancement of the school, following programmes will soon be included in the existing programmes; Hydrographic Surveying, Cartography and GIS, Photo-Gramm try and Remote Sensing and Computer Science.
“We are ready to deliver our mandates as a professional school in Nigeria. We only need moral and financial support not only from the proprietor but also from the stakeholders and philanthropists in the country to invest in the school.