Prof. Sunday Roberts Ogunduyile.
The Vice-Chancellor, Ondo State University of Science and Technology (OSUSTECH), Okitipupa, Prof. Roberts Ogunduyile has appealed to lecturers from the various Departments of Engineering of the Federal University of Technology Akure (FUTA) for their cooperation towards starting the Faculty of Engineering in OSUSTECH. Prof. Ogunduyile made the appeal while delivering his welcome address on Wednesday, 21st June, 2017. He said it would not be a thing of joy for him and the entire University Community if OSUSTECH fails to meet up to the standard set by the National Universities Commission (NUC) during the forthcoming Resource Verification exercise. 'We are still looking up to the Ondo State Government for structures, as time goes on, we will have to keep in touch with you all for your assistance and also, assignments will be given to you, so as to educate and tell us all we need to do to achieve our aim, which is, putting a world class Faculty of Engineering in place,' he stressed. Also speaking at the occasion, Prof. Olujimi Folarin who is coordinating the proposed Faculty of Engineering, informed the visiting team that six Programmes had been lined up for the Faculty. According to him, the programmes include Petroleum and Gas Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering and Environmental Engineering. He pointed out that it was important to work with those who already had the experience and by so doing, sharing in their experiences. He therefore solicited for the support of the visiting team as the Institution was already in possession of some equipment donated for the proposed Faculty of Engineering. Shortly before the tour to check the facilities on ground, Prof. Fapetu Olorunisola who spoke on behalf of the visiting team, promised to guide the University's Management properly on what it needed to know and how to get it done whenever the need arose. He promised that the team would come back later to visit the supporting facilities around the vicinity. "We will like to have your documents, compare them with our own so as to guide you well," he remarked. The visiting team from Federal University of Technology Akure included Prof. Fapetu Olorunisola, Prof. C. Arum, Dr. Akinnuli Olufemi, Engr. Adebisi Akinola, Dr. Saliu Yaru, Dr. Taiwo Abioye, Dr. Kayode Akingbade, Dr. Thomas Olabode, Dr. Adu Rotimi, Dr. Akinlolu Adediran, Dr. Ojuri Oluwapelumi and Dr. Olumide Aiyewalehinmi (co-ordinator).
Prof. Sunday Roberts Ogunduyile.
The Vice-Chancellor of Ondo State University of Science and Technology (OSUSTECH), Okitipupa, Prof. Sunday Roberts Ogunduyile has appealed to landowners seeking for employment in the university to bear with him for now.
The VC who resumed duty barely six months ago, told Community leaders of Igbodigo, Erinje, Ayeka and Igodan that he met an over-bloated staff on his resumption and could not add to that at the moment. Ogunduyile explained that there would be room for employment as soon as more faculties were put in place. He added that what he met on ground was not in consonance with the NUC guidelines that stipulates that only five non-academic staff can be employed for an academic staff. "As at today, we have only 55 academic staff and 400 non-academic which is contrary to what should be the case", the VC stressed. As a way of allaying the fears of the people, Ogunduyile disclosed that his administration had taken some giant strides by approaching the National Universities Commission with a view to approving a Faculty of Agriculture. He added that the University was also collaborating with the Federal University of Technology, Akure in its efforts to establish a Faculty of Engineering in OSUSTECH.
On other requests earlier made by the stakeholders at the meeting, Prof. Ogunduyile assured the gathering that his administration would look into such requests with a view to granting those that can be granted. Earlier, the Obagberume of Igbodigo, Oba J.E. Aiyeku (JP) in whose palace the meeting took place, called on the new VC to fashion out a more robust and closer relationship with traditional rulers of the host communities. Oba Aiyeku urged the VC to employ indigenes of the catchment area into key positions in the university and recognition of Committee members during festive periods like Christmas, Sallah and Provision of calendars. The royal father congratulated the VC on his appointment which he noted had been yielding positive results in the life of the nine-year old University. "Today we can see signboards of the University at strategic locations along the highways which has never been the case in the days of your predecessors", he noted. He prayed that OSUSTECH will witness rapid development during VC's tenure. Also responding to some comments made by other Committee members, the Acting Registrar, Mr. Felix Oladapo Akinnusi advised the people to encourage their youths to apply for jobs whenever such opportunities come up. According to him, people in the catchment area hardly applied for jobs in the University when such opportunities arose.
Prof. Sunday Roberts Ogunduyile.
Prof. Sunday Roberts Ogunduyile has been appointed as the new Vice-Chancellor of OSUSTECH, Okitipupa. Prof. Ogunduyile's appointment was announced by the Ondo State Government on Tuesday 21st February, 2017. A distinguished Professor of Industrial Design, Ogunduyile is a seasoned academic and a highly experienced administrator of over three decades. He was once Dean, School of Environmental Technology, Federal University of Technology (FUTA), Akure and former Director, FUTA Business Development Company among other administrative and academic positions. Prof. Ogunduyile who hails from Ondo town in Ondo State has published several articles in both local and international learned academic journals. He has over forty (40) publications as well as studio works to his credit and has authored and co-authored many books. He has participated and presented papers and works of Arts in over forty (40) national, regional and international conferences, workshops and exhibitions and presented his Inaugural lecture at Federal University of Technology Akure (FUTA) in 2005. The topic of the lecture reads 'Cottage Textile Production: A step out of Poverty'. Prof. Ogunduyile has equally received many commendations, honours and awards and listed in the Nigerian Artists, Who is Who and Bibliography, compiled and published by Smithsonian Library, USA. He received award for the best logo Design for cocoa producing countries in 2000, Master Artist Award by Society of Nigerian Artists, Distinguished Leadership Award and FUTA Governing Council Award for outstanding contributions to mention a few. He is Patron, Nigerian Army Cadet Corps and Grand patron, Federation of Artists and Artistes in Nigeria. The new Vice-Chancellor is a member to Nigeria Society of Education Through Art, Nigeria Association of Textile Technologists, Fabric & Garment Designers, Society of Nigerian Artists, Arts Council of African Studies Association, USA and Secretary, Association of African Industrial Designers among others. He is also a reviewer to some Academic and Professional Journals. He is the Editor, Journal of Federation of Artists and Artistes, Lagos, Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Industrial Design and Technology, FUTA, Member, Editorial Board, Journal of Arts and Ideas, Department of Fine and Applied Arts, OAU, Ile-Ife and others. He is an external Examiner and Assessor to over ten states and federal universities and polytechnics in Nigeria, as well as some notable universities in Africa.
NDDC Donates Firefighting Equipment to OSUSTECH.
The Niger-Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has donated a set of firefighting equipment to OSUSTECH, Okitipupa. They include a 30,000 Litre-Capacity Water Tanker and a Heavy Duty Fire Fighting Platform Vehicle. The Director of NDDC in Ondo State Office, Prince Ayo Iyaomolere while handing over the equipment to the University in Igbokoda, Ilaje Local Government Area on Thursday 9th March, 2017, charged the Management to properly maintain and utilize the equipment for the benefit of the Ondo State Southern Senatorial District. The Ag. Registrar, Mr. Felix Oladapo Akinnusi who represented the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Roberts Ogunduyile thanked the Management of the NDDC for what he tagged “a generous donation” and gave the assurance that the equipment would be utilized to the benefit of humanity. Mr. Akinnusi, who conveyed the appreciation of the Vice-Chancellor to the Commission thanked them for their various past donations to the University. According to him, such donations include tractors, transformers and automobile mechanic workshop to mention just few. He also used the opportunity to call on the NDDC to facilitate the completion of the ongoing 700-room Hostel at the Permanent Site of the University. Other Management staff present at the event include, Prof. Olakunle Teniola, Dean Faculty of Science, Mrs. Victoria Alade, Ag. Head of Library, Mr. Bamidele Aminu - Ag. Head of Bursary, Mr. Abiodun Adeseyoju - Ag. Head of Audit, Arch. Frank Akinpelumi - Head, Works and Physical Planning Unit, Mr. Babarinde Aaron Moriyole - PAR, Council Affairs, Mr. Idowu Falemara - AR, Human Resources Unit.
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