By ‘Wole Adedeji, Ilorin.
The PhD Thesis of a lecturer at the Federal Polytechnic Offa, Kwara State has been approved as a text book for use in Nigerian tertiary institutions by the Board of Trustees of Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund).
The lecturer, Dr. Sunday Asakpa’s thesis titled ‘Development of Visual Cryptography System for Ear Biometric Template Security’ was found to be one of the best PhD theses from institutions in Nigeria and abroad
Dr. Asakpa is of the Computer Science Department of the Offa Pokytechnic.
The StateOnline gathered that the information was contained in a letter signed by TETFund Ag. Director of Education Support Services, Mr. S.K Okunlola on behalf of the Executive Secretary to notify the Polytechnic on the decision to convert the Ph.D Thesis to a book.
Part of the letter reads: “I am glad to inform you that the thesis of Dr. Asakpa Sunday Ogheneruemu in your Polytechnic has been recommended by the Committee for conversion into a book.
“Two thousand (2,000) copies of the book will be published and distributed free; one thousand (1,000) copies to tertiary institutions in Nigeria while one thousand (1,000) copies will also be given to Dr. Asakpa.
“I wish to congratulate Dr. Asakpa and your Polytechnic for this achievement.”
Meanwhile, Rector of the Offa Polytechnic, Dr. Lateef Olatunji on behalf of his Management, staff and students applauded Dr. Asakpa and described his achievement as a rare feat and a pride of the institution.
Dr. Olatunji encouraged staff and students of the polytechnic to continue with what he described as the legacy built on academic Excellence by the institution.
He promised that the school’s management would not relent in creating enabling environments for research and development.