FPA Rector Extols Glass And Ceramic Technology Department For Its Laudable Initiatives
The Department of Glass and Ceramic Technology of The Federal Polytechnic, Ado-Ekiti has been commended for its laudable initiative in organising an outstanding solo exhibition, the first ever in the history of the Department.
Rector of the Institution, Dr. Dayo Oladebeye gave the commendation at the opening ceremony of a weeklong exhibition organised by the Department of Glass and Ceramic Technology at the School of Science and Computer Studies held on Monday, 12th July, 2021.
Dr. Oladebeye observed that glass production had been a very big issue to the Polytechnic and Nigeria at large and therefore charged the department to do more to attract greater recognition.
According to him, the department should try its possible best in creating awareness of their products and services to the public and partner with marketing organisations such as the Ado Poly Ventures in order to generate more revenue for the Institution.
Dr. Oladebeye, while inspecting the products, which include laboratory and scientific glasswares, fused glass, glass tables, glass stools, glass pulpit/lectern, Ceramic flower vases and lot more, lauded staff of the department for their initiatives and dynamism.
He however charged them not to relent in their effort, as he also challenged other departments in the Institution to borrow a leaf from the laudable achievement of the Department of Glass and Ceramic Technology Department.
Earlier in her address, the Head of the Department of Glass and Ceramic Technology, Mrs. Grace Olufunke Matthew said the 2021 Exhibition, which is the first solo efforts by the Department was planned to be a special one, as it was entirely the effort of staff and students of the Department.
She noted that the Glass and Ceramic Technology encourages initiatives like the exhibition event and stressed that the department would attempt to address issues that researchers, ceramist, scientific glass blowers and other crafts people face in creating and making their products and getting them to the market place.
Mrs. Matthew stated that “the collaboration between manufacturers and other makers of glass and ceramics are often ingenious and reveal new ways of doing things and also reflect our world,” and however lamented about lack of access to local manufacturing base for our products in Nigeria.
She further emphasised that the Department of Glass and Ceramic Technology embarked on the sole departmental exhibition initiative in order to address the issue of getting the products to the market place, which many manufacturers face and charged staff of the Polytechnic to patronize their products for the overall growth of the Polytechnic in general.
The Dean, School of Science and Computer Studies, Mr. Sunday Osanyinlusi thanked the Rector for his support and for providing an enabling environment for the department to thrive.
Earlier in his remarks, the Chairman of the Polytechnic Exhibition Committee, Dr. Olusegun Adeoti, thanked the Glass and Ceramic Technology Department for making the Polytechnic proud.
He emphasized the need for the Institution to continually and regularly showcase her products and urged other Departments of the Polytechnic to do something greater in the coming year, so that the Institution can retain her reckoning as the Nation’s number one entrepreneurial Polytechnic.
The weeklong Exhibition by the Department of Glass and Ceramic Technology, holding at the School of Science Research Lounge holds from Monday, 12th July and ends on Friday, 16th July, 2021.