By Kehinde Oluwatayo
The Vice Chancellor, of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, Ondo State, Nigeria, Prof. Igbekele Ajibefun, has identified poor funding as a major threat to achieving a functional, comparable education in Nigeria.
Prof. Ajibefun said this, last week, in the AAUA Senate Chamber, while playing host to Ondo State House of Assembly’s Committee on Vocational, Technical and Tertiary Education, who visited the campus on a familiarisation tour.
He said, “Poor funding of Nigeria’s educational sector causes setbacks for its inherent ability to compete globally. Adequate funding is inevitable if Nigeria must compete globally with her peers in the education sector, while Universities must be up and doing in finding creative ways of sourcing funds. Asides dependence on governments, parents, corporate organisations, and wealthy individuals must aid the education sector for it to soar with peers.”
The VC, who thanked the Committee for their time and for finding AAUA worthy of visiting, said, the University strives to always give its best, producing the best in the various fields even in the face of dwindling economy and meagre resources. He explained that universities need good facilities to inject the best skills that would enable students to have relevant skills and compete globally.
The Chairman of the Committee, Hon. Bankole Felemu, who led the team to the University, commended the level of infrastructural development at AAUA, especially the Senate Building, which he described as one of Nigeria’s best.
Other members of the team are: Rt. Hon. Malachi Adeniyi Coker, Hon. Jamiu Suleiman Maito, Hon. Kazeem Musa, Hon. Fasogbon Akinyele, Hon. Ebiwonjumi Sola, Hon. Mukaila Musa, Hon. Akinsoyinu Olugbenga Ifedayo, Chief Oyadeyi O.K, Mrs. Tope Abiona and Mr. Anota.
AAUA Staff School Honours Outgoing Staff
Headmaster of AAUA Staff School, Dr. J. O. Ehineni (4thL) in a group photo with the outgoing staff members of the school…on Tuesday. Photo: IPPRU, AAUA
Four outgoing members of staff of the Adekunle Ajasin University Staff School have been commended for their commitments and hard work in the course of their services to the school.
The Head Master of the school, Dr. J.O. Ehineni, gave the commendation on Tuesday last week, during a send-off programme organized to honour the staff.
Two of the four staffers, Mrs. Olugbode and Mrs. Faduyi, retired from the services of the school, while Dr. Osakuade and Mrs. Ayodeji were redeployed to different departments in the University.
Dr. Ehineni said, “I want to sincerely thank our outgoing staff for their immense contributions to the development of this school, and that is why you are being celebrated today.
“I use this medium to encourage others who are still here to imitate those that are being honoured today and surpass their achievements. Remember that whatever you do today is being taken note of.”
Responding on behalf of the outgoing staff, Dr. Osakuade, thanked the school management for honour done on them. He said it was a privilege to part of the numerous successes recorded by the school in the past 15 years of its existence.