By Josehine Oguntoyinbo
It was a day of celebration for staff and students of the Federal Polytechnic, Ile-Oluji, as the management of the institution honoured some staff and students of the school with productivity award.
The event which was held at the institution’s multipurpose hall, was attended by the Governing Council Members, Principal Officers, Departmental Heads, Friends of the Polytechnic as well as staff and students.
Rev. Jerry Oyegoke of the Foursquare Gospel Church, Akure, charged the audience to always be diligent in whatever they are doing.
In his welcome speech, the Polytechnic’s Rector, Prof Emmanuel Adedayo Fasakin, commended the members of the Governing Council and other stakeholders for their supportive roles which had engendered the notable achievements recorded last year.
He said: “One thing that is copiously evident in all we achieved is that when we bond together as a unit, no obstacle is too tall for us to surmount”
According to him, the heartwarming occasion is to acknowledge and reward staff and students who have distinguished themselves in their services to the Polytechnic.
While congratulating the awardees, the Chairman of the Governing Council, Mr Odey Ochicha, said the success achieved so far was by the grace of God, teamwork, and unity of purpose, stressing that “together we can achieve more.”
At the inaugural productivity award ceremony, awardees were honoured and decorated with garlands and presented with plaques and cash rewards in the following categories: Best Teaching Staff of the Year, Mr Adebayo Adeniran (General Studies); Best Administrative Staff, Mr Olusanya Bello (Registry); Best Head of Department, Engr. Ayodeji Iwayemi (Computer Engineering); Best Junior Staff, Mrs Folasade Mekusi (Bursary), Outstanding Achievements in Sports (Male Student), Master Paul Adewumi (Accountancy) and Outstanding Achievements in Sports (Female Student), Miss Elizabeth Eworo (Computer Science). The Rector”s special Award of excellence goes to Dr Toyese Dahunsi (General Studies).
The epoch making celebration was spiced with songs rendered by the FEDPOLEL’s Mass Choir and wining and dining.