The Vice-Chancellor of Ekiti State University, Prof. Patrick Oladipo Aina has said that the actualization of the vision to provide hostels for students and quarters for members of staff would take off this year. According to him, this is part of the re-focusing of the vision of the University to become a world class institution.
The Vice-Chancellor revealed that the buildings would be put in place through Public-Private Arrangement and that Principal Officers of the University would occupy the first set of buildings constructed as staff quarters.
Speaking at the first prayer meeting of the University in the year 2013, Prof. Oladipo Aina said students’ hostels would further allow the students to imbibe in the University culture
He also said that the University would be a” huge construction site” this year with the springing up of thenew Faculty of Agricultural Sciences building, Faculty of Education building, Entrepreneurship complex and a modern School of Post-Graduate Studies complex.
The University helmsman also said that the welfare of staff and students would be a priority. Prof. Aina hinted that an aggressive means to generate revenue through research, consultancy and other ventures would be put in place.
He further revealed that there wouldbe a transportation system on campus to ease trekking by staff andstudents.
The Vice-Chancellor commended the staff for their co-operation and dedication to duty in the year 2012 and urged them to keep up the momentum.
During an exhortation by the founderof The Chapel of His Glory, Rev (Dr.) Kunle Salami, the entire members of the University community were told to always ask for divine wisdom and walk in the ways of God.
Dr. Salami’s exhortation was titled: “Embracing My Tomorrow”. He referred the congregation to several verses in the Bible and urged them tobe steadfast in their prayers. At the occasion, there were prayers for the nation, the state, staff and students.
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