AAUA Mgt. Announces Further Reduction in School Fees
The Management of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, Ondo State, has announced a further reduction in the fees payable by all categories of students in the Institution.
In a statement signed by the Registrar, Mr. Sunday Ayeerun, the downward review was sequel to the intervention of the state Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, following pleas from various quarters and stakeholders including students, parents, alumni, guardians and unions.
The new fees regime shows that fresh students in the Faculties of Arts and Education would now pay the sum of N100, 000 per session or N50, 000 per semester, rather than the initial sum of N150, 000 per session they were to pay. Fresh students in the Faculties of Agriculture, Law, Science, and Social and Management Sciences are now expected to pay a reduced N150, 000 per session or N75, 000 per semester.
Returning students in the Faculties of Arts and Education would now pay N80, 000 per session or N40, 000 per semester, while returning students in the Faculties of Agriculture, Law, Science, and Social and Management Sciences are now required to pay N100, 000 per session or N50, 000 per semester.
The statement added that all final year students would pay a uniform fee of N70, 000 per session or N35, 000 per semester.
The Registrar further urged all fresh and returning students to pay their school fees and resume as earlier scheduled.
AAUA, Passionate About Development – VC
The Vice Chancellor, Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, Ondo State, Nigeria, Professor Igbekele Ajibefun, last week, said the Varsity has always been passionate about development issues.
The VC, who was represented by the Deputy Vice Chancellor, Prof. Olugbenga Ige, said this when he played host to the participants of Course 11, Institute of Security Studies, Bwari, Abuja, who visited AAUA’s Centre for Entrepreneurship Studies as part of their study tour of Ondo State.
Prof. Ajibefun said, “Adekunle Ajasin University is relatively young, but it’s always passionate about development issues, especially those that border on security and human capacity development.”
The Vice Chancellor, who commended the team for counting Ajasin University a worthy Institution for such a purpose, said the theme of the study: Cultural Values and Contemporary Governance: Challenges of Ethnic Nationalism and Youth Disillusionment was a timely one as it interrogates contemporary security challenges.
His words, “We appreciate the fact that our University is deemed fit for an intellectual transaction of this nature. Since no single agency can claim to have all the answers to the myriad of security challenges, it is then clear that effective security requires collaborative efforts among the nation’s security agencies so as to help reduce Nigeria’s perennial security problem.”
The Vice Chancellor said AAUA is always ready to partner with institutions or agencies on providing answers to security issues.
“Institutions are set up to provide answers to critical national issues. There cannot be a time more apposite than now that the country is facing dire security challenges to look critically at more effective ways of handling security challenges. For us at Adekunle Ajasin University, we are always ready and willing to make contributions that would help the country to excel. We are always ready to partner with willing government agencies and institutions to remedy these challenges,” the VC said.
In his response, the leader of the visiting team, Prof. Dauda Saleh, commended the government and people of the state for being hospitable, and the University Management for aiding their study efforts, especially for exposing the participants to its Centre for Entrepreneurship studies during the study tour.
Other members of the team include Mrs Winifred Elikwu, Mr. Okoloagu L.I, Mr. Gani Danyaya, Stephen Jiyason, Usman Molid John, Galma Yahaya, Aminu Hena, Friday A. Anuche, Nuhu Umar, Bello Adamu, Igwe Mike Ibenere, Ibani Romokere, Oluwole Adewusi, Happiness Ojukwu, Amaka Okafor, Chukwara Iyu and Salami Abiola.
My Enthronement, Call to Service Oba Amuseghan
The newly-installed Monarch of Apoiland in Ese Odo Local Government Area of Ondo State, His Imperial Majesty, Oba (Prof.) Sunday Adejimola Amuseghan, has said his emergence as the Kalasuwe of Apoiland is a call to duty and further service to his people.
The Monarch stated this on Friday last week during his coronation ceremony and presentation of staff of office which was done by the Ondo State Governor and Visitor to Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, at Oboro in Ese Odo Local Government Area of the State.
Oba Amuseghan is a Professor of English and a former Dean, Faculty of Education at Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko. He is the incumbent Director of the Institutions Centre for Entrepreneurship Studies.
Addressing the mammoth crowd after receiving the staff of office, the Kalasuwe said accepting to serve as a traditional ruler calls for great sacrifice and an acknowledgement of the daunting challenges ahead in the quest to make life more meaningful to his people.
He said traditional rulers remain the symbols of the rich cultural resources and heritage of their people.
His words, Having reached the pinnacle of my career as a Professor of English Language and having acquired national and international experiences, I confess that I still need to combine native intelligence with formal knowledge to work with you.
“Lets therefore combine our resources, work together and move together so that we can do business of good governance together for the good of all of us in Apoiland. The best help is self-help, there is nothing I can do without the active support and cooperation of all of you, including government at all levels.
The Varsity Don assured all that Apoiland is a home for all, even as he cautioned against jettisoning of socio-cultural values of the people due to the pervasive influence of globalization and the advent of the social media.
He added that, Traditional rulers are homo sapiens who are sensitive to the very much changed world and still rapidly changing societies from that of our ancestors. Everybody knows that a society in transition like ours is a very delicate society which will always stand to benefit from the role which traditional rulers are so fitted to play as impartial, non-partisan mediators in such a way as to maintain peace and unity in our society. Therefore, the traditional institutions should be strengthened, well maintained and respected.
Meanwhile, Oba Amuseghan, in a statement, thanked Governor Akeredolu and the Deputy Governor, Hon. Agboola Ajayi, and other government functionaries for gracing the occasion.
He specially thanked the Management, staff and students of Adekunle Ajasin University for their support; and thanked traditional rulers; chiefs; religion leaders, associates and families from the UK, Canada and US; Management and staff of other universities, Staff of Ese-Odo LGA; FECTRON, CAN , Ondo State Baptist Conference, among others.