Ajasin Varsity Has Achieved Great Feats within Short Time -FRSC
Caption: From Left: The Vice Chancellor, Prof. Igbekele Ajibefun receiving a book on Road Safety Rules from the head of FRSC, Ikare Unit, Assistant Corps Commander B. O. Jimoh during the visit of officers of the Corps to the University. With them are the Deputy Vice Chancellor, Prof. Olugbenga Ige, and the Registrar, M. S. Ayeerun in Akungba.
The Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, has described Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, Ondo State, Nigeria, as an institution that has achieved great feats within its brief years of existence.
The University was so portrayed by the Assistant Corps Commander B. O. Jimoh, of the Federal Road Safety Corps, Ikare Akoko Unit Commander, Ondo State, when he led his team on a courtesy visit to the Management of the University at the Vice Chancellor’s office.
According to Jimoh, AAUA, apart from having a perfect ambiance for learning and beautiful physical structures that mark it out as a modern University, has achieved very secured and serene Campus as opposed to what it was at inception.
As he puts it, “Adekunle Ajasin University has achieved great feats within the short time of its creation, especially when one compares it with other state – owned universities around. Apart from the fact that the University has beautiful physical structures in place that befit a modern University, it has achieved a very secured and serene campus. Cult activities which ravage Nigerian campuses have been reduced to the minimum on AAUA Campus. These are great achievements for the young university.”
The Corps Commander, who noted that the Road Safety Corps is a critical stakeholder in safeguarding the lives of the citizenry, advised road users to be patient while driving during the ‘Ember’ months. A time, he noted, when road users usually become more impatient. He also stressed the need for drivers to have valid Driver’s Licence, which, in his words, is the only document that qualifies a driver to drive.
He said, “The Federal Road Safety Corps is a critical stakeholder in the business of transportation. It’s our responsibility to ensure that road users are well guided so that problems associated with driving can be well addressed. Drivers should exercise patience and have respect for other road users, especially as the year is ending. The Driver’s Licence is the only document that qualifies a driver to drive. So, we implore drivers to get licensed and avoid doing so by illegal means.”
He commended the University for putting in place necessary road signs and road furniture all over the campus, noting that these would aid safe driving withing the Institution. He, however, called for a reactivation of Campus Marshall, even as he pledged to put in place a zebra crossing to aid students and staff in safely crossing the highway that passes by the University gate.
In his reaction, the Vice Chancellor, Professor Igbekele Ajibefun, thanked the FRSC team for the courtesy call and assured them of cordial and lasting partnership.
Professor Ajibefun said, “The University appreciates the coming of the FRSC team. This is more than a courtesy call; it is also a sensitisation meeting, as a number of issues have been cleared in the course of interacting. As a University, we believe in the ideals of the FRSC, and we will partner with the Corps in ways that will improve on the lives of the people.”
Also present were the Deputy Vice Chancellor, Prof. Olugbenga Ige; Registrar, M. S. Ayeerun; Bursar, Mrs. O. V. Ologun, who was represented by a Chief Accountant, Mr. Abiodun Olukoju; and the University Librarian, Dr. Rotimi Egunjobi, among other officers of the University.
Other members of the FRSC team are the Unit’s Head of Operations, Senior Route Commander Ali Mohammed; Route Commanders Rafiu Okunmoyinbo, and Job Inaimo; Deputy Route Commanders Saka Saheed; A. C. Njemamze; and the Unit’s Transport Officer, E. O. Fadugba.
Babcock Varsity seeks AAUA’s Collaboration on Alzheimer Research
The rising profile of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, AAUA, Ondo State, as the desired research hub among Nigerian Varsities has once again been attested to as the Institution has been approached to lead researchers from Babcock University, Ilishan Remo, Ogun State, in seeking solution to the dreaded Alzheimer disease.
According to Dr. Olaposi Omotuyi, the acting Director of AAUA’s Centre for Bio-Computing and Drug Development (CBDD), Babcock Varsity wishes to bring its researchers to Akungba for further training and exposure, and make AAUA the lead researcher into unraveling the mysteries of the debilitating Alzheimer disease.
Dr. Omotuyi added that a formal agreement is in the offing, while the team of researchers from Babcock could be in Akungba for a period of three years.
Explaining further, he said, “About a year ago, a scholar and researcher from Babcock University came to see what we were doing at the CBDD here. He must have been impressed with what he saw and the facilities that we have at our disposal to carry out diverse research activities.
“So, he said he would come back with his students. And as a demonstration of what we have, I told him to come back with samples so he could see what we could do in real terms. And he did come back after three months.
“He must have been so impressed with the result that he wrote to the management of his university. And it so happened that his university was at that time looking for capable researchers they could partner with. As a matter of fact, they had been to some European countries and institutions on the issue.
“That led to one of them, Prof. Oladapo Walker, to come to Akungba to assess things for himself. He was also impressed with what we have that he spoke to some foreign institutions and donors about what we are doing here at the CBDD. That step was to lead to the release of a grant of $16,000, among other promising feelers reaching the University.”
Dr Omotuyi added further, “They will bring the grant here to us to administer. They will also send staff and researchers from Babcock University here so they can study what we are doing and replicate same in their own university, which is conducting research into Alzheimer disease. We have had two meetings with them and we are working on signing a formal agreement on how this would be done.
“Actually, they are going to be here for three years and our university will be teaching their staff while AAUA will be the lead investigator in the research of whatever grant they get.
“So, we believe that AAUA is gradually proudly taking its proper place among the comity of Nigerian universities in terms of research.”
300 Benefit from Akoko NYSC Free Health Programme
No fewer than 300 people of Akungba Akoko, Ondo State, have benefited from the empowerment programme of the Corps Peer Educator Trainers, CPET, a Community Development Service, CDS, group of the National Youth Service Corps in Akoko South West of the State.
The corps members sensitized the beneficiaries on “Public Health as a Catalyst for Peace,” conducted free health-check and gave out free instructional materials.
The President of the group, Mr. Arinze Amanekwe, said apart from being a part their CDS, members of the group are passionate to make meaningful impact on the community.
Mr. Amanekwe, who is observing his NYSC assignment at AAUA, said the programme was done in collaboration with the Ondo State Agency for the Control of AIDS, ODSACA.
Some of the beneficiaries, Adeola Akeju, Lola Aliu and Olasoji Ilori, commended the corps members’ initiative, saying, “It’s first of its kind.”
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