Fashola accuses board of surveying its good policy

The Minister of Public Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Raji Fashola, has tasked the Board of Surveyors to provide management with policy direction for growth and expansion.

The Chairman of the 7th Board of Directors is the Surveyor General of the Federation, AbdulGaniyu Adeyemi Adebomehin.

Speaking at the inauguration of the 7th Board of Trustees of the Federal School of Surveying (FSS), Oyo, on Wednesday, Fashola said the board must work in line with the vision and mission of the school .

Fashola, who was represented by the Acting Director of the Surveyor Coordination Department of the Federation Surveyor General’s Office, Mr. Semiu Ayinde, said the inauguration is indeed a milestone as the new council is expected to consolidate the achievements of the old councils to help FSS to carry out its worthy projects and programs to provide the necessary facilities to achieve an atmosphere conducive to teaching and learning.

He said: “The Rector and members of the School Management Board must work with the Board of Trustees to ensure that good policies are formulated and that the legacies of academic prowess are entrenched in the School’s educational system. Federal Survey of Oyo.

“We must continue to do everything possible to maintain the reputation of the Federal School of Surveying, Oyo as a leading institution of higher education in surveying and geoinformatics and other related courses.

“Indeed, the school has stood the test of time for more than a century and now is the time to ensure its transformation into a fully-fledged university. The board of directors and the school management must therefore unite to make this a reality.

In her address, the rector of the school, Mrs. Dupe Olayinka-Dosunmu, said the school had been chosen as an arrowhead for the modernization of surveying in Nigeria.

She noted that the Federal School of Surveying (FSS) was not only the first to train graduate students in digital technology, but that its programs had also been adopted by the NBTE to develop the current national surveying curricula. and geoinformatics for all institutions offering surveying and geoinformatics in Nigeria. .

“The history of the School is synonymous with the development of surveying in Nigeria, at least from the point of view of training. It was founded on July 1, 1908 at Onikan, Lagos as a departmental training institute to train African assistants for the
Colonial surveyors.

“As we witness the inauguration of the school’s 7th board of trustees, I would like to express our deepest gratitude to the parent ministry (FMW&H) for the unprecedented support provided to the school to fulfill its mandate since the new dispensation. Given this support, we are happy to be sometimes called the baby of the ministry.”

Surveyor General of Oyo State, Mr. Abiodun Alaba, Chairman of the Council of Surveyors of Nigeria, Mr. Clement Nwabichie among others graced the event.


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