Traditional Ruler, lagosians laud Sanwo Olu as LASPOTECH attains 3rd best Poly’s status

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The forthright and proactive mien of the Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide SanwoOlu lead administration in ensuring qualitative education across the state has been lauded by eminent individuals in the state.
The commendations followed LASPOTECH’S emergence as  the 3rd best  Polytechnic in Nigeria, according to the Year  2021 Webometric latest ranking for Polytechnic and Colleges of Technologies in Nigeria.
According to the ranking result recently released by the  body,  the best polytechnic in Nigeria is Yaba College of Technology (Yabatech) followed  by Federal Polytechnic Ilaro, which came second, while the Lagos State Polytechnic, Ikorodu, rated 3rd best  among the 50  ranked  Institutions in the country .
Expartiating further on the criterion of the ranking process, the Management of  Webometric, a leading  Institution ranking organisation based in Spain stated that Four  (4) ranking factors determines the top ranking academic citadel these includes ; openness rank, impact rank, presence rank, and excellence rank.
According to a statement signed by the Special Adviser to the Governor on Education  Barr. Tokunbo Wahab, those four factors were the criterion used to  determine which Polytechnic tops the chart above all others in Nigeria.
He said, “Webometric ranking of the World Universities/ Institutions is an initiative of the Cybermetrics Lab, a research group belonging to the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas (CSIC), the largest Public Research body in Spain.”
 Wahab expressed happiness that LASPOTECH is bouncing back to it’s rightful position,notes that the State government’s general reform of the education sector is beginning to yield positive result.
Wahab recalled that the Lagos State University, LASU under  Governor Sanwo Olu administration  in the Year 2020 was also rated as the second best University in Nigeria and one of the best 100  Universities in the world .
The Special Adviser hinted that the governor had given a matching order to ensure that LASU is repositioned to become a first choice University in the whole of Africa as regards  quality researches and academic excellence churned out.
Adding unequivocally that his Office would do it’s best to ensure that the vision is realized in record time.
Wahab,who expressed optimism that two new State Universities will soon be activated  any moment from now, noted  that LASU alone could not meet the demand for University  admission by students, in an emerging Smart City like Lagos with an estimated population of over  22 million people.
In the same vein, the Oba of Igbogbo Kingdom, Oba Semiudeen Orimadegun Kasali commended the State government for  its efforts in transforming the education of the State to make it  rank among the best in the world.
 The Royal Majesty commended Governor Sanwolu for prioritizing youth development and empowerment in his administration’s T.H.E.M.E.S development  agenda, adding that the proposed upgrade of the Lagos State Polytechnic,Ikorodu to University of Science and Technology and two Colleges of Education in the State  to University of Education is a testament of Governor Sanwo Olu  government’s commitment to quality education, research development and technological innovations  in the State.
The traditional ruler while assuring the governor of the support of the State’s traditional institutions on the proposed Varsities, commended the leadership of the  State House of Assembly for backing the Executives’  reforms agenda with quality legislations.
While also commending the State Government for promoting the growth of Education in the State, the Permanent Secretary, Office of the Special Adviser on Education, Mr Adeniran Kasali said the emergence of LASPOTECH as the 3rd  best Polytechnic in the country is in line with the Governor Sanwo Olu administration’s 3rd Pillar of the State’s Development Agenda, which is Education and Technology, adding  that, more laurels are on the way in other critical sectors that the State government had performed  excellently well.

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