The board and management of the Polytechnic, Ibadan, on Monday, did the foundation laying ceremony of the 72-room Seyi Makinde Office Complex.
The event drew officials of the state government, governing council members of the school, the project construction team, students and other stakeholders to the institution.
Describing the development as epochal, the Chairman, Governing Council of the polytechnic, Prof. Kunle Akinyemi, said, it was the first time such a massive project, aimed at giving maximum comfort to lecturers of the institution, was embarked upon.
He said, “This is a very special day, we rejoice and we are happy in it. I am happy to see the bulldozer work on the site to pave the way for the construction. It is well that ends well; when the construction of the complex is completed, it would bring convenience and inspire the lecturers to do more.
“This is one of our achievements. For this star-studded governing council, this is going to be one of the remarkable achievements for us. Taking care of staff and their office accommodation is very important and symbolic. How can staff be squatting with one another? By the provision of this type of office complex, staff would be free to run their affairs in their offices. This will boost academic performance of the students.
“One of the saving grace we will have is if the governor of each state allocate more money to education. If more money is allocated, they would be able to provide what is needed and the environment for learning would be conducive.”
The Rector, Prof. Kazeem Adebiyi, expressed gratitude to the state government and the governing board of the school for their support, saying that the project would also help to fast track accreditation of courses by the National Board for Technical Education.
“This is the first of its kind to my knowledge. The project has provision for standard 72 offices for chief lectures. The project is to solve the problem of offices to lecturers. This is one of the requirements for accreditation. To get accreditation, you need adequate offices for members of staff. That was why we conceived the idea and approached the government. They supported the idea through adequate funding.
“The cost of the building is N458million. The project is expected to be completed within 36 weeks; that is about three months.”
Adeola Ademuyiwa, representative of Rahmon Abiodun-Raheem, Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, lauded the initiative of the institution’s management towards improving the welfare of its staff.
Ademuyiwa, who is Deputy Director in charge of Higher Education, described the development as the beginning of greater things to happen in the institution.
Those who were present on the occasion include Olori Moji Adeyemi, wife to the Alaafia of Oyo; Registrar of the institution, Modupe Fawale; Jide Ojolowo, members of the Governing Council of the institution, deans of faculties and heads of departments.
Prof. Odunayo Adebooye appoints as UNIOSUN fourth substantive VC
The Governing Council of Osun State University has announced the appointment of the university’s fourth substantive vice-chancellor (VC), Professor Odunayo Clement Adebooye following the approval of the Visitor to the University, Governor Adegboyega Oyetola.
The Council Chairman, Mallam Yusuf Olaolu Ali, SAN while making the announcement thanked the Visitor for his consistent support which he said has made the university one of the fastest growing universities in the country.
“I am happy that despite the controversies surrounding the appointment process, the Council was able to exert rigorous efforts and sacrifice in the appointment procedures, which culminated in the appointment of Professor Odunayo Clement Adebooye.
“We believe that he possesses the attributes to move the university forward and write a fresh chapter in the journey to achieve the dreams of the founding fathers of the university.”
While thanking the Senate, management and the entire staff of the university for their sacrifice and selflessness, Ali urged them to maintain peace and cooperate with the new VC, the statement stressed.
Born on December 18, 1966 Prof Odunayo Clement Adebooye is a professor of Plant Physiology with an academic career spanning 26 years during which he served the UNIOSUN at various times as member of the Governing Council, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Provost/Dean, Director and Head of Department among others.
At the international level, he had served as Ambassador Scientist for the German Government Humboldt Foundation, Secretary General of the African-German Network Excellence in Science (AGNES) and Regional Project Coordinator for the Government of Canada Projects in West Africa.
AAU sacked four lectures due to gross misconduct
Four lecturers with the Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, Edo State have been relieved of their jobs over alleged misconduct, Naija News 247 gathered.
Though there were not much details on the lecturer’s offences, the institution’s Public Relations Officer, Edward Aihevba, however, noted in a statement made available to newsmen on Monday that the lecturers were dismissed for gross misconduct.
Naija News 247 understands the university management had acted upon the recommendation of a Special Intervention Team which considered a report of the Senior Staff Disciplinary Committee.
The team at an emergency meeting held on Wednesday, December 1, 2021, concluded that the lecturers be sacked.
The names of the lectures were not made public yet, Naija News 247 reports.
Source: Education News in Nigeria Today
Kaduna Announces Plan To Dismiss 233 Teachers Due To Fake Certificate
Kaduna State has announced the plan to dismiss 233 teachers who presented fake certificates.
Alhaji Tijjahi Abdullahi, Chairman of the State Universal Basic Education Board (KADSUBEB), stated this at a news briefing on Thursday.
The Chairman said as part of its responsibility to ensure that all teachers actually have the qualifications they presented, the Board launched a certificate verification exercise in April 2021.
He said the major objective of the exercise was to ensure that teachers have the requisite credentials that constitute the basic qualifications for their employment.
He said the Board verified 451 certificates by contacting the institutions that awarded the certificates in which nine of the 13 institutions contacted responded.
“The responses from the institutions show that 233 teachers presented fake certificates. This represents 51% of the 451 certificates on which responses have been received from the awarding institutions. One institution disowned 212 of these 233 fake certificates.”
“The Board will dismiss the 233 teachers who presented these fake certificates, while their files will be forwarded to the Ministry of Justice to initiate prosecution for forgery,” he said.
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