2,930 students set to graduate from Federal School of Surveying, Oyo

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.