New Year: AAUA VC Preaches Hope, Dedication


Picture A: A cross-section of AAUA staff members during the New Year Prayer Service…on Tuesday.

Picture B: AAUA VC, Prof. Igbekele Ajibefun (M); DVC (Admin.), Prof. Olugbenga Ige (3rd L); Registrar, Mr. Sunday Ayeerun (3rd R); Bursar, Mr. Olubunmi Ologun (2nd L); University Librarian, Dr. Rotimi Egunjobi (2nd R); Director, Health Services, Dr. Percy Idoko (R); and Editor, Health Watch Newsletter, Dr. Gbenga Daso (L) at the launching of the Newsletter … on Thursday.

The Vice Chancellor of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, Prof. Igbekele Ajibefun, has called on members of the University Community to be full of hope for the New Year, even as he urged more hardwork and dedication to duty.

Prof. Ajibefun made the call in his New Year message delivered during a Prayer Service held on the campus. He thanked all members of the University Community for what he called their commitment to service and for giving peace and tranquility a chance in the out-gone year.

He promised that Management would continue to prioritise staff welfare as well as give optimum attention to creating a conducive atmosphere for students and researchers.

He, however, warned against indolence, tale bearing, and other acts capable of disrupting the smooth running of the Institution.

In his words, “I bring a message of hope for a better year for every staff and student of this high-flying Institution. Let us all look forward to a year 2017 that will be better than previous years for us all.

“On our part as Management, we shall continually strive to prioritise staff welfare as well as to provide a campus atmosphere that will be conducive for learning and research. We shall continue to do all within our power to keep the flag of the University flying high on all fronts.”

Prayers were raised for the nation, the state, as well as the University and the education sector during the well-attended event.

The New Year Prayer Service was graced by senior Management staff, including the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Administration), Prof Olugbenga Ige, the Registrar, Mr. Sunday Ayeerun, the Bursar, Mrs. Olubunmi Ologun, FCA, and several other senior university officers.

AAUA Health Centre Launches Newsletter

The Vice Chancellor of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, Ondo State, Prof Igbekele Ajibefun, has commended the Health Centre of the Institution for what he called its commitment through various innovations which have improved the services of the Centre.

Prof. Ajibefun gave the commendation on Thursday last week while launching a newsletter – Health Watch – of the Centre.

The VC said, “I want to commend this Centre for its resourcefulness. I particularly laud the leadership of the Centre under the directorship of Dr. Percy Idoko, for the various innovations brought into the Centre. I congratulate you on this feat and I hope you will continue to make us proud, while other units and departments in the University should see this development as a challenge.”

Prof. Ajibefun thanked the Centre for producing the newsletter at no cost to the University, and urged it to sustain the production of the newsletter.

Earlier in his address of welcome, the Director of the Centre, Dr. Idoko, had thanked the University Management for allowing the Centre to be creative such that its services are vastly improved upon.

Dr. Idoko said the birth of the newsletter was informed by the need to bring the 21st Century healthcare to the doorstep of members of the University Community, eradicate ignorance on health issues, and bridge the communication gap between the Centre and the University Community.

In his words, the Editor of the newsletter, Dr. Oluwagbenga Daso, said the production wouldn’t have been possible but for the cooperation of the editorial team and other staffers of the Centre.

He said the publication is aimed at tackling unwholesome habits that many people indulge in and their medical implications. Other aspects of the newsletter include; healthcare practices and procedure, diet, nursing tips, and riddles and jokes that teach medical and hygiene lessons.

He pleaded with the University Management to give necessary support in order to sustain the production of the newsletter which is, he said, would be quarterly.

AAUA Don Bags American Award


The Acting Head of the Department of English Studies, Adekunle Ajasin University Akungba Akoko, Ondo state, Dr Sola Owonibi, has been honoured by the African Studies Association, United States of America, with a Fellowship Award of Carnegie Corporation of New York.

The Award ceremony was held at the Marriot Wordman Park, Washington DC, during the association’s Grand Reception and Award Night on Friday, December 2, 2016.

In a statement, Dr Owonibi thanked the University Management for granting him the opportunity to attend the programme.

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