Ongoing reconstruction and upgrading of the facilities at the proposed site of the School of Maritime Transport and Logistics, a satellite campus of the Olusegun Agagu University of Science and Technology (OAUSTECH), in Ugbonla has commenced as academic activities in the institution is greatly anticipated.
This development is in tandem with the avowed promise of the chairman, Ondo State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission (OSOPADEC), Elder Sam Erejuwa that all abandoned projects in the mandate areas will be completed and commissioned for public use before the end of his administration.
Erejuwa had at different fora reiterated that the Maritime institution is a divine inspiration to empower youths of the mandate areas.
According to him, the initiative is aimed at equipping youths, especially graduates with relevant skills in oil and gas for self reliance and better opportunities in the labour market.
It would be recalled that Erejuwa on Friday 16th July, 2022 led the Board, Management and Technical Staff of the Commission to the site of the abandoned Skill Acquisition Center, and declared that the facility will be upgraded and converted to the School of Maritime Transport and Logistics, Olusegun Agagu University of Science and Technology (OAUSTECH), Okitipupa.
He equally assured the Baale of Ugbonla community, Chief Ebiwanno Adebowale Endurance and the Spiritual head and leader of Zion Cherubim & Seraphim Church, Dr. Henry Mobolorunduro Ogunfeyimi (JP), Atarioye Ajigbade Lene II, and his subjects that the project will be uninterrupted.
OAUSTECH, in partnership with the Caribbean Maritime University in Jamaica is expected to offer degree courses in Shipping, Port Management, Maritime Security and Maritime Economy and Finance.
The students after their third academic year will complete their studies at the Carribean University.