AAUA, Foreign Varsities Sign MoU on Research, Devt
Photo A: AAUA VC, Prof. Igbekele Ajibefun (Right), with the President of the University of Windsor, Professor Alan Wideman, during the signing of MoU between the two institutions in Canada.
Photo B: AAUA VC, Prof. Igbekele Ajibefun (Left), with the Chancellor of Troy University, Jack Hawkins, during the signing of MoU between the two institutions in USA.
In its consistent bid to extend the frontiers of knowledge, Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, Ondo State, Nigeria, has signed Memoranda of Understanding, MoU, with Troy University, USA, and the University of Windsor, Canada.
The MoU, which were signed on Wednesday 30th March and Monday 4th April, 2016, respectively, are happening after AAUA had signed a similar document with Auburn University, Alabama, USA two days earlier.
The Vice Chancellor, Professor Igbekele Ajibefun, who signed on behalf of AAUA, described the agreements as worthy and timely developments, noting that the exercise is in the interest of AAUA’s drive to lead in research and be globally relevant.
Prof. Ajibefun said, “It is a worthy and timely development. It is an exercise in the best interest of our University’s drive to lead in research and to be globally relevant. It is a huge plus for our University in its efforts towards advancing its current status.”
Prof. Ajibefun reiterated the AAUA Management’s commitment to the advancement of the University and the welfare of the staff and students.
He said, “The whole essence of the MoU is for the advancement of our University. It is something that will rub-off on the University’s image, quality of staff and students. The management is leaving no stone unturned in making sure that the status of the University soars higher and the welfare of staff and students improves steadily.”
In their separate reactions, the partnering institutions said the development would bring tremendous benefits to all the parties concerned.
The President of the University of Windsor, Professor Alan Wideman, said, “It is a propitious friendship that will advance both universities.”
The Chancellor of Troy University, Jack Hawkins, said “the partnership portends great advantages and promises for both Universities.”
AAUA DVC Tasks Students on Synergy to Grow Varsity
Adekunle Ajasin University’s Deputy Vice Chancellor (Administration), Professor Francis Oyebade, has urged students of the Institution to collaborate with the Management to move the University forward.
The DVC noted that the two stakeholders can work together in building a desired AAUA.
Prof. Oyebade, who is also the Director of the University Advancement , gave the advice on Friday penultimate week, at a meeting with representatives of all student unions and associations in the University.
He said, “I am delighted to be here with you. We have gathered to synergize so that we can develop the University together; to share ideas on the ways we can synergize and build a focus on developing the University. The whole essence of this meeting is to explore the possibility of working together, both at the student leadership and management levels so that we can build our University together.”
Professor Oyebade, who appreciated the large turn-out of the student leaders despite the short notice, noted that the University was keen on putting in place student-centric policies that would spur the students and alumni to give their best to the University.
He said, “We want to bring you close and see how we can work together to build a world-class university that is globally relevant.”
The students used the platform to give suggestions on how to move the University forward.
The meeting was held in preparation for the third edition of the Leave a Legacy programme of the University.
AAUA DVC Lauds Ambassadors of Africa, Urges others to Emulate stride
The Deputy Vice Chancellor (Administration), Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, Professor Francis Oyebade, on Thursday penultimate week, commended the Institution’s chapter of the Ambassadors of Africa for its contributions to the society.
Ambassadors of Africa is a student organization, birthed in 2009 with the aim of building Africans into global giants and positively affecting the world.
Professor Oyebade, who gave the commendation while receiving the members of the association, who had visited him in his to update him on the activities and achievements of the association, said, “I am enthused by your performance. You are fast keying into the varsity’s vision of building a 21st Century University, properly called. I am happy and fascinated by your vision for the association. I am particularly fascinated by the execution of this noble project. It is a great way of improving on town-gown relationship.”
The AAUA’s chapter of the Ambassadors of Africa organization had, on Thursday, 3rd and Friday, 4th March, 2016, through collaboration with Frikanah Theatre Company (a troupe on campus that reaches out to the world by way of the arts), visited four secondary schools in Ikare Akoko, Supare Akoko and Idoani, and counseled them on living right and also gave career talk.
The Deputy Vice Chancellor, who noted that students build their leadership skills by belonging to voluntary organizations and advocacy groups, encouraged the association not to narrow admission of membership.
He said, “Students build leadership skills through which they contribute to building the world by partaking in voluntary organizations and advocacy groups. I encourage you not to limit admission of membership to the group. In fact, I will like to see the group overwhelming the campus with membership.”
Prof. Oyebade promised that the University’s Advancement Office would work closely with the group and give steady encouragement.
He also advised the group to enhance visibility by keeping written and pictorial record of events, which, according to him, would help in projecting the association and its impact to the world.