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TASUED UNDERSCORES ESSENCE OF VOCATIONAL TRAINING, PROPOSES OVER N4.5bn BUDGET FOR NEXT YEAR


L-R: Chairman, House Committee on Education, Science and Technology, Hon. Adeyemi Ademuyiwa, his Finance and Appropriation counterpart, Olakunle Sobukanla listening to the Ag. Bursar, TASUED, Mr. Olubunmi Abdullah while defending the Budget proposal of his institution before the State lawmakers.

The Ag. Vice Chancellor, Tai Solarin University of Education (TASUED) Prof. Oluwole Banjo has described physical infrastructure as a major prerequisite in the training of teachers who are proficient in their respective disciplines, with requisite vocational skills and entrepreneurial capabilities towards achieving all round development.

Hence, the total budget proposal of N4.584bn out of which N1.176bn to cater for various capital projects in the university for the next fiscal year.

Banjo, represented by the Ag. Bursar of the institution, Olubunmi Abdullah, also outlined the projects to be executed to include the construction of University Health Centre (UHC) building extension, academic building II, Post-Graduate building, College of Vocational and Technical Education, smart classroom, Home Economic Laboratory and 1,000 capacity hall amongst others.

He stated that the objective of the budget proposal was to further restructure all academic programmes with emphasis on entrepreneurial and vocational skills that would promote self reliance, explaining that N3.407bn would cater recurrent expenditure, while N4.68bn was expected as revenue.

The lawmakers also examined the budget proposals of the
Gateway ICT Polytechnic Saapade, Abraham Adesanya Polytechnic, Ijebu-igbo, Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Abeokuta, Sikiru Adetona College of Education, Omu, Ijebu and College of Health Technology, Ilese-Ijebu amongst others.

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