50 years after, Osun college begins accreditation, mobilisation of HND graduates for NYSC

Osun State College of Technology, Ilesa, has perfected plans to accredit and begin mobilisation of its Higher National Diploma (HND) graduates for the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC).

The provost, Dr. Lateef Raheem, disclosed this to Blueprint Weekend during a chat in Ilesa, Friday.

He said some of the courses had not been approved by the regulatory body; hence the refusal to mobilise them since inception.

He also attributed his refusal to compromise the standard to the reason for being accused of denying some students from being mobilised for the NYSC.

He disclosed that HND graduates of the Environmental Department “have now been mobilised twice after their accreditation,” noting that plans had been perfected to ensure resource inspection of eight courses.

“I learnt that the students were taken to JAMB before I assumed office and the Therapy students were given letters. They want to collect certificates of Therapists and go to NYSC claiming to be environmental students. I said I can not do it. I only promised to facilitate the accreditation of their department but they said no.

“The Ministry of Health and House of Assembly warned me not to do it when I explained my position to them. I’ve written the NBTE for resource accreditation for HND. That is the normal route I can take,” he said.

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