The Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Abeokuta has joined the league of tertiary institutions with radio stations across the country. This comes after an authorization from the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) to Mapoly Radio to begin test broadcast on 99.7FM.
The test transmission will begin full operation on the same frequency modulation as the “voice of development” immediately after it is completed.
The Acting Rector, Dr Adeoye Odedeji, reacted to the news by saying that the achievement was in line with the State Government’s objective of restoring the Polytechnic to its previous state.
He went on to say that the campus radio would not only serve as a useful medium for current broadcast journalism, but it would also improve communication across MAPOLY’s ecosystem through educational and developmental programmes broadcast on the radio and online at www.mapolyradio.com.
The radio station, Odedeji assured, will take off when the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) visits the Polytechnic in August for re-accreditation of programmes and resource inspection of 17 new programmes.
On the school’s website in November 2020, it was revealed by the school management that a former alumnus of the school reckoned as Macjob, donated pieces of equipment that would be necessary for the radio station to commence operations.