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PRESS BRIEFING BY THE RECTOR PROFESSOR ABIODUN FALODUN ON THE 1ST CONVOCATION CEREMONY OF EDO STATE POLYTECHNIC, USEN ON 27TH

Principal Officers

Deans, Directors, Heads of Departments

Gentlemen of the press

Distinguished ladies and gentlemen ...

I warmly welcome you to this maiden edition of media press briefing as part of the pre-convocation activities of Edo State Polytechnic, Usen. Today, history is being
made as we celebrate the first convocation ceremony and issue certificates to our graduands since the inception of the institution. This development is not only a major
milestone but also another expression of the far-reaching reforms by the Governor Obaseki-led administration in the state.
The 1st Convocation Ceremony of Edo State Polytechnic, Usen, is therefore, an attestation of the huge success story of the transformative initiatives of Mr. Godwin Obaseki. This Institution was established in 2002 by Chief Lucky Nosakhare Igbinedion, former Governor of Edo State. The Polytechnic has four schools and 20 academic programmes. Part of the vision of the founding fathers of this great institution has been to produce for the nation, highly skilled and self-sustaining human capital resources, to drive
its economy and contribute purposefully to its industrialization. The Convocation ceremony, is in furtherance of this noble
ideal. For the past sixteen years, Edo Poly has consistently turned out quality graduates who have made their marks in virtually every sphere of human endeavour,
including engineering, technology, applied sciences and management. Edo State Polytechnic (Edo Poly) has the strategic foresight to nurture talents, scale up innovation and technological capability and engage in forward-looking research projects
to embrace the trends.