Imbibe the Kernels of Hard Work, Honesty, Excellence, AAUA VC Tells New Students


The Vice Chancellor, Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, Ondo State, Nigeria, Prof. Igbekele Ajibefun, has advised the newly-admitted students of the Institution to embrace hard work, honesty and excellence in order to achieve their dreams and vision.

Prof. Ajibefun gave the advice on Wednesday last week during the opening session of a two-day Orientation Programme organized by the Student Affairs Division of the University for the newly-admitted students for the 2016/2017 academic session.

The VC, who was represented by the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Administration), Prof. Olugbenga Ige, said, “I urge you, our dear newly-admitted students, to imbibe the kernels of hard work, honesty, excellence and diligence which delivered the laurels won by your predecessors to them, to achieve your dream and vision.”

Congratulating the fresh students on scaling the competitive admission hurdles at AAUA, the VC further counselled them to guard their admissions jealously, noting that, “Of the 17,747 candidates who applied for admission to this University, only 4,690 candidates, representing 26.43 per cent were admitted.”

He said their choice of AAUA was wise as the Varsity has carefully assembled the right programmes, Faculties and infrastructure to enable them to achieve their dreams, adding that all the academic programmes of the University have 100 per cent accreditation of the National Universities Commission, NUC.

He warned the students against social vices, including cult activities, examination misconduct, robbery and rape, all which are capable of costing them the admission they have laboured to gain.

Earlier in his address of welcome, the Dean of Student Affairs, Dr. Bolanle Ogungbamila, appreciated all the stakeholders in the University community and the host community for their efforts towards making the stay of the students, particularly the fresh ones, worthwhile.

Dr. Ogungbamila said the Student Affairs Division, with the support of the University Management, would continue to organize workshops and seminars aimed at enhancing the coping ability and functionality of the students.

He thanked the University Management for providing an enabling environment for administering the students, including e-administration of halls of residence, e-voting and clearance for graduating students.

Resource persons at the two-day event were the Deputy Vice Chancellor, Prof. Olugbenga Ige; the Registrar, Mr. Sunday Ayeerun; Dean of Postgraduate School, Prof. C. A. Daramola; Engr. Abayomi Babalola; Mr. Abiola Akingbemisilu, and Mr. Oye Agunbiade.

AAUA Alumnus Wins Doctoral Scholarship


An alumnus and Assistant Lecturer in the Department of History and International Studies, Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, Ondo State, Nigeria, Mr. Adedamola Adetiba, has won a Doctoral Scholarship Award from the National Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences (NIHSS) and the Council for Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA).

The scholarship, which has a financial component of R132, 000.00 (one hundred and thirty-two thousand rand only), allows Mr. Adetiba to go to Rhodes University, Eastern Cape Province of South Africa, for doctoral study for 12 months.

In a statement, the Chief Executive Officer of NIHSS, Prof. Sarah Mosoetsa, said, “On behalf of the National Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences (NIHSS) and the Council for Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA), it is with great pleasure that I inform you that your scholarship application has been reviewed and approved for funding. The response to the Institute’s Call for the African Pathways NIHSS-CODESRIA Scholarship Programme was overwhelming, and your selection is a great achievement worthy to be commended.”

Speaking with the Information Unit of the University, the awardee thanked NIHSS and CODESRIA for considering his application for the programme, saying the award was a strong force in the attainment of his core profession objectives.

Mr. Adetiba added, “I intend to use this opportunity to contribute to recent arguments in the field of medical humanities and also channel a new path of argument in the discourses of malarial interventions in Africa. I am certain AAUA will immensely gain from the opportunities attached to the programme.”

AAUA Inaugurates Toilets

Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, Ondo State, on Friday, inaugurated an eight-room toilets for the annex of its Faculty of Social and Management Sciences. Inaugurating the facilities, the Deputy Vice Chancellor, Prof. Olugbenga Ige, said the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Igbekele Ajibefun was very passionate about making the campus conducive for academic and social activities, thus, the quick provision of the toilets.

Prof. Ige charged the Faculty to maintain the facilities appropriately such that the purpose of building it would not be defeated. In his Opening Address, the Director of Works and Services Department, Dr. A. O. Akinro, thanked the Prof. Ajibefun-led Management team for the confidence reposed in the Department to deliver the befitting facilities.


Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for the position of a Clerk at the Secretariat of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, Adekunle Ajasin University Branch, located behind pioneer hostel on university campus.

Interested applicants must be between twenty (20) and thirty (30) years of age and must possess at most Ordinary National Diploma (OND) or National Certificate in Education (NCE) in any discipline. Applicants must have an excellent knowledge of ICT.

Interested applicants should submit a self handwritten application with photocopies of Curriculum Vitae (CV) attached.

The application should be sent to the address below:
The Secretary,
Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU),
Adekunle Ajasin University,
Akungba Akoko, Ondo State
The closing date for submission is 12th of April, 2017

Dr. Bolu Oshodi

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