AAUA Takes Possession of New Faculty Building
Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, Ondo State, on Thursday took possession of a new building for the Faculty of Arts in what the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Igbekele Ajibefun, called another step in making the Institution a 21st Century University, properly called in terms of creating conducive working and study environment for knowledge impartation and research.
The new Faculty Building has 13 classrooms, massive lecture theaters, 30 offices, reception areas, conference and board rooms, 34 conveniences, stores, and service rooms for technicians, among others.
Prof. Ajibefun noted that the new three-story building would ease the pressure of space for staff and students of the Faculty as well as create better and more conducive environment for learning and research, in addition to further beautifying the campus.
He commended the contractor for delivering the project despite rising cost of materials without a corresponding increase in the contract sum.
Also speaking, the Director of the University’s Physical Planning and Development Unit, Arc. Emmanuel Orimoloye described the massive facility as another milestone in the infrastructural landscape of the institution and a worthy addition to the emerging beautiful campus of the university.
He added that despite the formal handover of the project, the contractor is still obliged to correct all identified defects within the first six-month of usage of the structure.
In his own remark, the Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Prof. O. E. Alana, thanked the University Management for giving them the building, noting that it will go a long way in easing the challenge of office accommodation for staff members of the Faculty.
Present at the brief ceremony were Principal Officers, including the Deputy Vice Chancellor, Prof. Olugbenga Ige; Registrar, Mr. M. S. Ayeerun; Bursar, Mrs. O. V. Ologun, FCA; Deans of Faculty, as well as other senior academic and non-teaching staff members, and other stakeholders.
VC Stresses Roles of Teachers in National Devt.
The important roles teachers play in nation building have been described as strategic and crucial to national development that it cannot be left in the hands of quacks.
The Vice Chancellor of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, Ondo State, Nigeria, Professor Igbekele Ajibefun, gave the stance, last week, at the Induction ceremony for first degree and post graduate degree graduands of the university to the Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN), held at the Nelson Mandela Hall of the University.
Prof. Ajibefun said, “The Teacher is the most important factor in the translation of educational ideologies, philosophies, policies and programmes into actions and reality, since national development is predicated on the philosophy of education and the standard of education. Therefore, the role of teachers in national development is very strategic and crucial that it can no longer be left in the hands of quacks and impostors.”
The Vice Chancellor, who congratulated the inductees and their well wishers, commended Education Faculty for the noble effort of positioning our graduates for excellence.
He said, this ceremony signposts the fact that the teaching profession is no longer “all comers’ affair,” so, I sincerely commend the Faculty of Education on the noble effort of deliberately positioning our graduates for excellence. It gladdens my heart that graduates of this University have continued to excel in their various fields of endeavour.”
The Registrar, Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria, Professor Olusegun Ajiboye, in his Address, thanked the University Management for keying into the induction of education graduates into the TRCN which, over the years, has represented best practice internationally.
According to Prof. Ajiboye, “It is no mean achievement for an institution to weather the storm of moulding human minds to functional and fruitful ones, more so producing young men and women of high calibre, efficient skills and competent values that meets today’s demands. I therefore congratulate the University on this great achievement.
“Today’s teachers must not only fit into the knowledge informed demands of the contemporary life but must be at shoulder level with every other professional groups functioning in the wider context of a knowledge-driven economy. It is for this reason that professional teacher must embrace radical paradigm shift from the content-and-method model to the broad-knowledge-based model which incorporates the essential ingredients of professionalism.
Dean of Education Faculty, Professor (Mrs) A.N Duyilemi, urged inductees to always remember that the task of teachers in our schools are now more enormous than ever, urging them to take full advantage of the skills acquired in the course of their training in the University.
Duyilemi said, “The enormity of your task is an offshoot of the psychosocial and economic challenges in the environment where you will practice as teachers. You should therefore take full advantage of the skills acquired in the course of their training in the University.
AAUA Committed to Staff Capacity Building – DVC
The Deputy Vice Chancellor (Administration), Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, Ondo State, Nigeria, Professor Olugbenga Ige, has reiterated the University’s commitment to updating the staff capacities and competence, particularly in the area of Information and Communication Technology (ICT).
The DVC said this at the training programme organized by the Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC) for the staff of Nigerian tertiary institutions, AAUA Centre.
Professor Ige said, “AAUA is interested in upgrading the staff capacity level to a measure that is globally comparable in terms of service delivery, hence, it has been taking advantage of the training programme organized by Nigerian Communication Commission, NCC. While we are commitment to updating the staff capacities and competence, particularly in the area of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), we appreciate NCC that has been so magnanimous enough to choose our University.”
Advanced Digital Appreciation Programme for Tertiary Institutions (ADAPTI) is aimed at providing the tools that will enable familiarity and confidence in the utilization of ICT in teaching, research and learning, while bridging the digital gaps that exist in academia by providing necessary facilities to provide staff and students with the requisite ICT skills essential for the 21st Century.
The programme has covered more than 300 institutions of higher learning as beneficiaries of its training since its inception in 2008.
The training programme which was held at the University’s Computer-Based-Test (CBT) Centre lasted for five – work days, commencing from Monday 2nd July to Friday 6th July, 2018.
Participants expressed gratitude for the training which they said would incrementally improve their efficiency. Aspects of ICT covered during the training include Introduction to Computer, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Power Point, and introduction to Internet.
AAUA pays Students Work-Study Allowance
Fifty Students of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, Ondo State, who took part in the Institution’s Work-Study Scheme for the 2016/2017 academic session, were, on Thursday, paid their stipends.
AAUA Work-Study Scheme, which took off in July 2010, allows willing students to work for two hours daily and receive a monthly stipend to support themselves financially while studying in the University
Disbursing the stipend, the Director of the Scheme, Dr (Mrs.) Olubunmi Omoniyi, thanked the University Management on behalf of the beneficiaries for sustaining the scheme despite the paucity of funds in the University.
Dr. (Mrs.) Omoniyi said those who have been shortlisted for the 2017/2018 session would commence the exercise as soon as approval is given.
Some of the beneficiaries, who spoke with the Information Unit, appreciated the Management for the gesture which they said came at the time it’s most needed.
Ondo Sports Association Names AAUA Staff President, Scribe
The Chief Sports Coach of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, Ondo State, Nigeria, Mr. Ahmed Afolabi, has been appointed President of the Ondo State Higher Institutions Games Association (OSHIGA).
Also Appointed is Miss Olalusi Mary of the University’s Sports Unit, as Secretary General of the Association.
OSHIGA is a concert of all higher institutions in Ondo State with the mission to hasten sports development in higher institutions as well as encourage mass participation of students in both intra and extra mural sports competitions in Ondo State.
The appointment of coaches Afolabi and Olasusi is in recognition of the giant strides and remarkable achievements of AAUA in the sphere of sports in the comity of Universities in Nigeria as well as its contributions to sports development in Ondo State.
Meanwhile, in what will be Afolabi’s maiden official outing as the new President of OSHIGA, Adekunle Ajasin University will be participating in the 2018 edition of the Ondo State Higher institutions’ Competition, which is scheduled to hold at Adeyemi College of Education, Ondo, between 28th August and 1st September, 2018.
AAUA will be participating in the competition with a strong contingent of fifty six (56) student athletes and eight (8) officials.