Vice-Chancellor Visits Colleges, Promises more Conference Sponsorship
The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Charles Ayo, has promised that the University would sponsor faculty to conferences organised by their professional associations in furtherance of the internationalisation aspect of the University’s goals for the academic session.
Professor Ayo revealed this on Wednesday, February 18, 2015, while addressing the faculty and staff of the College of Business and Social Sciences during his annual visit to the College.
The visit was in furtherance of the goal of “Innovation, Impact and Internationalisation,” as well as the need for the Management to be acquainted with pertinent issues in each College of the University. It was also meant to assess students’ academic progress and ascertain the extent to which each College is implementing the goal for the session.
The Vice-Chancellor also encouraged a close tie with the industry in order to stand out from the crowd, even as he appreciated everyone for the collective effort to achieve the current Webometrics ranking of the University.
He also promised that the Management would do everything possible to ensure that the University continue to lead.
Earlier in his welcome address, the Dean of the College, Professor Isaiah Olurinola, noted that for the Vice-Chancellor to commence his visit with the College of Business depicts, in no small terms, his respect for a business approach to the issue of university management.
While appreciating the Vice-Chancellor and his team for ‘the right hand of fellowship’ received in terms of research and conference participation support, he assured them that the research efforts of the College are geared towards the provision of solutions to the myriad of problems faced in the community in particular and Africa in general.
Each of the Deputy Deans of the two Schools under the College used the opportunity to present their score cards on their areas of strength and gaps, quality of service delivery, extent to which the goals for the session are being implemented, academic progress of both undergraduate and postgraduate students, and strategies for internally generated revenue.
The Deputy Dean, School of Business, Dr. Francis Iyoah, stated that programmes in the three departments in the School are highly subscribed. He added that International Finance Reporting Standards (IFRS) was introduced into the Accounting curriculum, which according to him, was adopted by the National Universities Commission (NUC).
His counterpart in the School of Social Sciences, Dr. Daniel Gberevbie, also noted that towards the attainment of the goal of innovation, some outstanding researches were being carried out by some of the faculty members. He expressed belief that the expected findings would have great impact on the community and project the University in good light for proper recognition.
They also enumerated various challenges facing them, to which the Vice-Chancellor and other members of Management adequately responded.
On the Vice-Chancellor’s entourage were the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Professor Taiwo Abioye; Registrar, Dr. Olumuyiwa Oludayo; Director, Financial Services, Pastor Deji Okubanjo; Director, Physical Planning and Development, Arc Gbenga Alalade; Director, Centre for Systems and Information Services, Pastor Abolade Afolabi; Director, Academic Planning Unit, Dr. Akan Williams; Director, VC’s Office, Dr. Omotayo Osibanjo.