Gov­ern­ing coun­cil urges staff to re­store OAU’S past glory

VC tasks FUOYE stu­dents on skills

The Guardian (Nigeria) - - NEWS - By Na­jeem Ra­heem

THE Chair­man of the Gov­ern­ing Coun­cil, Obafemi Awolowo Univer­sity, Ile- Ife, Dr. Yemi Ogun­biyi, has charged all cat­e­gories of staff to en­sure the restora­tion of the glory of the in­sti­tu­tion and re­al­i­sa­tion of the dream of the found­ing fathers.

He gave the charge at a three-day re­treat or­ga­nized by the gov­ern­ing coun­cil for the prin­ci­pal of­fi­cers, provosts of col­leges, deans of fac­ul­ties, heads of the de­part­ments and units, union leaders and other stake­hold­ers in the univer­sity.

Ogun­biyi, who ad­mit­ted that there were many prob­lems con­fronting the univer­sity, said none of the chal­lenges should re­main in­sur­mount­able given the cal­iber of in­tel­lec­tu­als in dif­fer­ent de­part­ments in the in­sti­tu­tion.

A state­ment by the Pub­lic Re­la­tions Of­fi­cer of the univer­sity, Mr. Abio­dun Olare­waju, said Ogun­biyi frowned at a sit­u­a­tion where doc­u­ments that should be treated with dis­patch are made to travel too long a dis­tance and stop at so many ta­bles, thereby de­lay­ing their pur­poses.

He also de­cried a sit­u­a­tion where the vice chan­cel­lor is un­nec­es­sar­ily over-bur­dened by be­ing made to see and sign ev­ery doc­u­ment, won­der­ing how the VC would find time to at­tend to other press­ing mat­ters.

Mean­while, the Vice Chan­cel­lor, Fed­eral Univer­sity, Oye-ek­iti (FUOYE), Prof. Kay­ode Sore­mekun, has charged Nige­rian stu­dents to pur­sue ex­tra-cur­ric­u­lar ac­tiv­i­ties, stress­ing that their fu­ture ca­reer maybe hid­den in those ar­eas.

Sore­mekun gave the ad­vice at the week­end while re­ceiv­ing a com­men­da­tion award from stu­dents of the univer­sity, in ap­pre­ci­a­tion of what they de­scribed as in­fras­truc­tural de­vel­op­ment of the in­sti­tu­tion un­der his lead­er­ship.

The stu­dents also pre­sented a copy of the maiden edi­tion of their an­nual mag­a­zine to the VC, who dou­bles as a jour­nal­ist.

Sore­mekun, who com­mended the ini­tia­tive in pub­lish­ing the mag­a­zine, said he was not trained as a jour­nal­ist but picked up jour­nal­ism as an ex­tra ca­reer and it helped him to work in in

as an ed­i­to­rial board mem­ber, and in

as ed­i­to­rial board chair­man.

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