AAUA VC Restates Commitment to MoU, Thanks All
The Vice Chancellor of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, Ondo State, Prof. Igbekele Ajibefun has thanked members of the University Community for their commitment to duties despite the current financial situation in the country. He also restated his commitment to the implementation of the Memorandum of Understanding signed with the academic union.
In his words, “Let me assure you that I remain absolutely committed to the welfare of staff and students. I am not unaware of the challenges members of staff are facing vis-a-vis the irregular payment of salaries which necessitated the strike embarked upon by the members of Academic Staff Union three months ago.
“The strike was suspended via a MoU signed with the Academic Staff Union. Let me use this opportunity to assure you that we are very much committed to the MoU. As a way of demonstrating the resolve to keep faith with this MoU as regards the payment of salaries, on Friday, November 4, 2016, staff accounts were credited with one month salary upon receipt of subvention from the State Government. Management is hopeful of getting another subvention very soon.
“Now that the strike is over, Management is working on all areas to significantly raise the Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) to supplement government subventions.
“It is the ultimate desire of Management to surpass the content of the MoU and sustain regular payment of salaries.
“Once again, I appreciate you all for your understanding and support for our University.”
AAUA Radio Hits Airwaves January -VC
Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, Ondo State, Nigeria, will commission its community radio and start transmission in January 2017.
The Vice Chancellor of the University, Professor Igbekele Ajibefun, gave the hint in his office last week while signing a Memorandum of Understanding, MoU, with the project contractor, Sound Broadcast Communications Limited.
He said, “The project has gone through the normal processes, including the approval of the State Tenders Board. The University convocation which is expected to hold in January 2017 will have among its programmes, the commissioning of the University Radio.”
Professor Ajibefun, who expressed confidence in the capability of the contractors to deliver quality work, appreciated the company for doing business with the University and urged them to do their best to ensure that the project is completed at record time.
The VC said, “We know your worth as a company who has handled similar work and delivered good results. We do not harbor any fear or doubt about your capability and I believe you will deliver on your promises. I want to thank you for doing business with our University and urge you to deliver the project as agreed.”
The Project Director, Mr. Friday Aizeboje, assured the University of doing a good work, noting that his company has done a similar project for other institutions, including the University of Ibadan; Federal University of Technology, Akure; Lagos State University; and Federal Polytechnic, Auchi, Edo State.
The work involves the procurement, delivery to site, installation and commissioning of an On-Air Studio, Production and Back-Up (On-Air) studio, a 1000 Watts Frequency Modulation (FM) Stereo Transmitter and its ancillary antennas, a 200ft self- supporting mast and transmission antenna, and improvement on the studio as well as its partitioning and acoustic treatment.
Another Student Makes AAUA Proud
-Shines at Youth Service
Another feather of academic excellence has been added to the already studded cap of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko (AAUA), Ondo State, as one of its products, Oluwatobi David Esan has been awarded a Certificate Of Merit in recognition of his outstanding performance and contribution to the development of Ebonyi State during the just ended National Youth Service year.
Esan, who is a graduate of Philosophy of AAUA, was recorded to have carried out a personal community development service by establishing a well stocked and furnished school library at his place of primary assignment.
The Ebonyi State government also commended the AAUA alumnus for training teachers of the school, and for also economically empowering people of the community by training them in the production of antiseptic and perfume. The inauguration of the project, the government noted, attracted dignitaries from across the state and was aired on local broadcast stations.
In a letter to the Vice Chancellor, Esan noted that he had always been a good ambassador of AAUA from his undergraduate days when he represented his Department and Faculty at several debating competitions and being the representative of his level from year one to the his final year.
He was also honoured by the National Association of Philosophy Students as the most critical Philosopher of the year in 2014.
Esan noted that AAUA made him what he is today, adding that he would continually strive to make the Institution proud.
Esan’s feat is coming on the heels of the superlative performance of other graduates of Adekunle Ajasin University who are thriving in their chosen career, including topping the chart for two consecutive years at the Nigerian law school.