By Okechukwu Josiah
Abuja (Precise Post) – The Chairman Governing Council, Federal School of Survey, Oyo state and the Surveyor General of the Federation, Surveyor Samuel Adeniran Taiwo says the institution which was established in 1908 may soon be upgraded to a full-fledged University.
Taiwo made this public after the council meeting held in Oyo state.
The development is coming after the Gambian government officially requested that its nationals be trained in the areas of surveying and Geo-informatics at the FSS Oyo in recognition of the institutions excellent academic records over the years.
The SGoF also disclosed that the top management of the FSS Oyo was already working in collaboration with the Federal University of Technology, Akure and the Ajayi Crowther University, Abeokuta as the institutions prepares to commence running courses like, geology; Geo-Physics and Hydrography and some post graduate courses.
While been conducted round ongoing projects at the institutions permanent site, Taiwo commended the quality of the administrative complex, 1000 seat capacity lecture theatre and the Continuously Operating Reference Station, (CORS) which has the capacity to stream data for users and other consumers in Lagos, Ibadan and Osogbo in Osun state.
The SGoF during the on-the-spot-assessment tour advised the institution to put to good use the CORS because it can help the institution generate internal revenue for the smooth running of the school.
He said his focus remains to install CORS across the country for streaming of data, and for online surveying and mapping in order to do away with some errors.
Rector of the school, Surv. Dr. Olayinka Dupe Nihinlola-Dosunmu expressed appreciation for the release of some funds for the ongoing projects in the school. She mentioned that the new lecture theatre and the administrative complex would be completed before the end of the year. She noted that with the increase of price of building materials, the N220million lecture theatre and N88million required about N40million and N88million addition after review for completion. She therefore appealed to the Federal Government for release of the additional funds for timely completion of the project.