Ogun State government said the new Ogun State Polytechnic, Ipokia will begin admitting students for the 2017/2018 academic session in November.
Governor Ibikunle Amosun announced this while turning the sod of the institution at Iwuku in the Ipokia local government area.
The governor said that contractors will be fully mobilized to the project site ahead of the inspection visit of officials of the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) to the new institution in October.
Amosun explained that National Diploma two students at the former Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Abeokuta (MAPOLY), will be allowed to complete their programmes at the Onikolobo campus in Abeokuta.
The new intake into the National Diploma one programmes of the new polytechnic are to resume at the Ipokia permanent.
He appealed to lecturers of former MAPOLY who wished to move to the Moshood Abiola University of Science and Technology, Abeokuta, to re-apply for the university job.