Pro-Chancellor Sues for Steady Cooperation between Varsity, Community
Photo: AAUA Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of the Governing Council, Otunba (Dr.) Solomon Oladunni (M); VC, Prof. Igbekele Ajibefun (8th Right); Regent of Akungba Akoko, Princess Oluwatoyin Omosowon (9th Right); other Principal Officers of the University, and Chiefs of Akungba-Akoko… on Monday last week. Photo: IPPRU.
The Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of the Governing Council of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, Ondo State, Nigeria, Otunba (Dr.) Solomon Oladunni, has stressed the need for the Institution and its host community to further fortify the relationship between them in order to make accelerated progress.
Otunba Oladunni said this on Monday last week when he led the Management of the University on a courtesy call on the Regent of Akungba Akoko, Princess Oluwatoyin Omosowon.
The Pro-Chancellor, who thanked the Monarch, Chiefs and people of the town for the support the University has enjoyed over the years, said, “We have every reason to associate with this community. Both the University and the community continue to strive to solidify the existing relationship between them.
“The community must continue to cooperate with the Management of the University so that Akungba Akoko and AAUA will make tremendous progress.”
While advising the students of the University to maintain peaceful co-existence with the people of Akungba Akoko, Otunba Oladunni urged the latter to always pray for the former.
The spokesperson of the community, Chief Oladele Olowogorioye, thanked the University Management for reducing the reparation fee recently charged the students from N25, 000 to N15,000.
He, however, made some demands bordering on the interest and welfare of members of the community viz-a-viz the Institution.
Responding, the Chairman of Council said he would liaise with the University Management to work out how some of the requests could be granted.
In her remark, Princess Omosowon thanked the Pro-Chancellor and the Management team of the University for the visit and expressed the confidence that the symbiotic relationship between the University and the community would continue.
AAUA VC Commends ANUPA for Training Members … Assures Association of Varsity’s Support
The Vice Chancellor, Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko, Ondo State, Prof. Igbekele Ajibefun, has lauded the Institution’s branch of Association of Nigerian Universities Professional Administrators, ANUPA, for honing the skills of its members.
Prof. Ajibefun also assured ANUPA of the University Management’s steady support, especially in the training of its members.
The VC gave the commendation on Tuesday last week while declaring open a one-day in-house training workshop organized by the association for its members in the ranks of Administrative Officers I and II.
Prof. Ajibefun said, “Your initiative to train your members – Admin Officers I and II – is of crucial importance to the development of the University. This is one of the functions of the University, which you are carrying out as an association. It is commendable and we are proud of you.”
Responding to the request earlier made by the Chairman of the association, Mr. R. D. Owamoyo, seeking the support of the University, the Vice Chancellor said, “We will continue to support you as an association and your membership. Any time your members want to attend conference elsewhere, let us have your request in time so that we can give you the necessary support.”
The VC urged the trainees to maximize the opportunity offered by the workshop to improve themselves and be successful administrators.
He urged the officers to be hardworking, show more commitment to their jobs and eschew laissez-faire attitude.
Mr. Owamoyo had earlier stressed the pivotal roles being played by Administrative staff without which he said the University wouldn’t have made tangible progress.
The Chairman encouraged the trainees to continue to be upright and to adhere to the ethics of the administrative profession, warning, “Those administrative officers striving towards the pollution of the integrity of the administrative career should voluntarily withdraw or else they will be exposed and shown the way out. The administrative career is a noble one and discretionary. It is not just an alternative. ”
He added, “As Administrative Officers, you must be conversant with the rules and regulations guiding your operations in the University and you must also improve on your reading ability.”
The Keynote Address was delivered by the Acting Registrar, Mr. Sunday Ayeerun, while the Deputy Registrar (Academic Affairs), Mr. Adedayo Adedeji, spoke on “Developing Compliant Administrative Skills”.
A paper, entitled, “The Role of Ethics in University Administration”, was delivered by the Head of the Department of Philosophy, Prof. Nkeonye Otakpor, while the Principal Assistant Registrar/Head, Information, Protocol and Public Relations Unit, Mr. Sola Imoru, spoke on “Effective Management of the University and its Publics: Duties and Responsibilities of Administrative Officers”.
The Opening Session of the workshop was attended by all the Principal and other senior officers of the University.
Varsity Urges Prospective SIWES Participants to be Good Ambassadors
• Students to Take CBT Assessment
The Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic), Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, Prof. (Mrs.) Oluyemisi Adebowale, has urged students participating in this year’s Student Industrial Work Experience Scheme, SIWES, to be good ambassadors of the Institution in their respective places of assignment.
Prof. Adebowale gave the counsel on Thursday during the opening session of a one-day orientation programme organized for the students.
The DVC, who declared the orientation open on behalf of the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Igbekele Ajibefun, said, “I urge all the participating students in this year’s SIWES to bear in mind that AAUA is built on integrity and truth. I charge all of you to be good ambassadors of the University in your respective places of assignment and showcase to others, the excellence that AAUA is known for.”
Prof. Adebowale said the essence of SIWES was to bridge the gap between theory and practice, saying the orientation programme would equip them with necessary tools that would sustain them when faced with the reality and the challenges of their courses in the industries.
In his address of welcome, the Acting Director of AAUA Industrial Training Unit, Dr. Olanrewaju Olotuah, who was represented by Engr. Oluwaseyi Osanyinbi, said the six-month exercise would run from Monday, June 13, to Monday, November 7, 2016, and would serve as a platform for the students to acquire more practical knowledge, hone their skills and create good links for future engagement.
Dr. Olotuah said that the methods of assessing the performance of the students have been expanded, such that the students would now take a compulsory Computer-Based Test (CBT) to assess their performance a week after the SIWES.
He thanked the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Igbekele Ajibefun, for giving prompt support to the Unit.
He said, “On behalf of the board of the Industrial Training Unit, I wish to appreciate you for your leadership role and for being a part of the cause of success in the Unit, most especially through financial support and prompt responses to the yearnings of the Unit.”
Also speaking, the Area Manager of the Industrial Training Fund, Mr. T.K. Salami, expressed gratitude to the University Management, saying, “Let me place on record that ITF has enjoyed a robust relationship with the University Management. We hold you and your students in high esteem because of your excellent track record.”
Mr. Salami urged the students to build on the good standing of their predecessors by adhering to the rules and regulations guiding the operation of the Scheme.
Some of the topics the prospective SIWES participants were educated on included “Modern Philosophy of SIWES and Stakeholder Expectations”, “Introduction to ITF Operandi and Working Documents”, “SIWES Documents and Importance to Programme Success”, and “Adding Value to Industry and Self”.
The University is in possession of the items belonging to the following persons:
A. Student ID Card:
Balogun Oluwafemi (Criminology); Olanrewaju Adekunle J. (Matric no. 070104053); Adefemisola Iyabode (Matric no. Pds2005031); Ijaware Oluwatobi Michael (Matric no. 140503037); Akintunde A. M. (Matric no. 200212091); Obamuwagun Adekolade (Matric no. 111210297); and Babatuyi Grace O. (Bus Admin).
B. Automated Teller Machine (ATM) Card:
Bello Mubarak Olubunmi, Ajibola Timileyin Abiodun, Asabia Bukola, Olukayode Adesola B, Tobi John Olowolafe, F rist Bank (Name not seen), Awogbami Olasunkanmi P, Lawal Olawumi Peace, Daodu C. Olayinka, Babatunde Oluwaye Fayeun, Ewuola Kolawole Olaniyi, Abisogun Mary Titilayo, Kazeem Kareem, ECOBANK PLC (Name not seen), Olakanye Ponmile N, GTBANK PLC (Name not seen), Aderemi Oyinbo, Timileyin O. Ogundare, Oluwabusola Adewodun, Adebayo Solomon Fisayo, Omojuwa Akinfemi R, Patrick Olushola O, Sunny Ayodele, Segun Abiola, Ojomo Folorunso J, Gabriel Kuye, and Akinterinwa A, Ademola.
C. GADGETS: One TECNO Handset, One SAMSUNG Computer Monitor and One Laptop Computer.
While the owners of items under category A should contact ACP GANIYU A. ALIU (Rtd) Location Commander, Sheriff Deputies Security Limited, AAUA, for collection, owners of items under category B and C should contact the same person with proofs of ownership.