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Academic and non-teaching staff in the Ondo State University of Science and Technology (OSUSTECH), Okitipupa have been advised to always relate well with the students of the Institution. The advice was given by the Head, Advancement Centre, OSUSTECH Mr. Enoch Ajayi, during an In-house lecture/training workshop on Advancement Services for OSUSTECH Staff held from 6th-7th March, 2019 in the University premises. Ajayi, dwelling on the importance of relating well with students, emphasised that some of the students are still coming back to give to their Alma mater when they rose to high echelons and become captains of industries. According to him, Advancement Services is not limited to fund raising but include alumni relations and collaboration/partnership. The Head of Advancement noted that fund raising for Institutions is all about institutional marketing stressing that what is marketable about academic institutions like OSUSTECH is acceptable research outputs by its academic staff. He argued that OSUSTECH’s philanthropic potentials are its quality and acceptable research outputs and community service. He observed that though Advancement always spend money, it would at the long run, facilitate and attract better philanthropic patronage, financial support, donations of equipments, buildings and other educational facilities, endowment, scholarships, awards and grants among others for the University’s continuous growth and development. He explained that every member of staff in OSUSTECH can be of assistance to the University in linking and reaching out to donors. Adding, “Those that do this are known in advancement term as Senior Corporate Volunteers”. Ajayi maintained that it is very important that all requests for donations and fundraising efforts in the University, either from units, departments, faculties, union bodies, associations pass through Advancement Centre for proper and professional handling, packaging, co-ordination, documentation, organisation and follow–up. This, he assured, will safeguard the University from unnecessary embarrassment, multiple requests and donor fatigue. He therefore enjoined staff and other stakeholders in the University to always visit the Advancement Centre to ask for Donors/Prospects’ Register in order to avoid duplicity of name and multiple requests from a single donor. Ultimately, Ajayi submitted that since as an Institution, OSUSTECH cannot have it all or do it all alone, there would always be the need for collaboration/partnership with more advanced related institutions and organisations with better influence, facilities and human resources at home and abroad.

History was made on March 21, 2019 as the Governing Council of Ondo State University of Science and Technology (OSUSTECH) Okitipupa appointed Prof. Francis Igbasan its first Deputy Vice Chancellor. The Council approved the appointment during its 33rd regular meeting held that day. Prof. Igbasan, a seasoned administrator and University Teacher of many years’ experience, had equally held several political appointments in the State. The new DVC has served as a member of the Ondo State Policy Planning and Implementation Committee, Commissioner, Ondo State Oil Producing Area Development Commission (OSOPADEC) as well as Chairman, Ondo State Scholarship Board and Teaching Service Commission (TESCOM) respectively. Prof. Igbasan has published several papers in international academic journals and has over fifty (50) published researched papers to his credit. He is equally an examiner for both post graduate and undergraduate programmes in several Universities across Nigeria. The new DVC who obtained his doctoral degree in Animal Nutrition from the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada is also a beneficiary of the prestigious Alexander Von Humboldt and Foundation Research Fellowship Germany between March 1999 and December 2000 The reputable University don who hails from Ode-Irele Local Government of Ondo State is a member of Animal Science Association of Nigeria (ASAN) and Nigeria Institute of Animal Science (NIAS). Until his appointment, Prof. Igbasan was the Director of Academic Planning and Quality Assurance Programme in the University. He is happily married and blessed with children. In a related development, the Vice-Chancellor has equally approved the appointment of Prof. Olakunle Teniola as the new Director of Academic Planning and Quality Assurance with immediate effect. Prof Teniola was the immediate past Dean of Faculty of Science in the University.


NEWLY APPOINTED DAP, PROF. O.D. TENIOLA

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The Vice-Chancellor of Ondo State University of Science and Technology, (OSUSTECH), Okitipupa, Prof. Sunday Roberts Ogunduyile has been conferred with the prestigious title of Otun Atobase of Ondo Kingdom.
This honour was bestowed on Ogunduyile on Saturday, 26th January, 2019 by the Osemawe of Ondo, HRM, Oba (Dr) Victor Adesimbo Kiladejo, Jilo III in his palace.
Speaking at the Installation Ceremony, the Monarch and Paramount Ruler of Ondo Kingdom, Oba Kiladejo stressed that Prof. Ogunduyile deserved the honourary chieftaincy title for his humility, exemplary character, academic accomplishment and contributions to humanity among others. According to the First Class Monarch, the event was part of the activities marking his 2018 Coronation Anniversary. The glamorous event was well attended and witnessed by political bigwigs, distinguished academics, illustrious sons and daughters of Ondo State from various walks of life, as well as members of staff of OSUSTECH.
They included the Ag. Registrar, Mr. Felix Oladapo Akinnusi, the Bursar, Mr. Kehinde Oladeji, Acting Head of Library, Mrs. Victoria Alade and the Ag. Head of Audit, Mr. Abiodun Adeseyoju and Chief Accountant, Mr. G.B. Aminu. Others included former Ag. Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Adegoke Adegbite, Dean, Faculty of Sciences, Prof. O.M. Folarin, Ag. Dean, Students’ Affairs, Dr. I. Oguntimehin, Director of Academic Planning and Quality Assurance, Prof. Francis Igbasan, and Head of Works, Physical Planning and Development Unit, Arch. Frank Akinpelumi.
The rest are Chairman, OSUSTECH Branch of ASUU, Dr. ‘Dipo Akomolafe, SSANU Chairman, Comrade Temidayo Temola, NASU Chairman, Comrade Peter Akindehinde, NAAT Chairman, Comrade Bamigbola Akinbobola and Media Consultant, Mr. Osewole Modupe among others.

The National Universities Commission (NUC) has again accredited all Academic Programmes being offered in the University’s Faculty of Science. This, according to the University’s Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Sunday Roberts Ogunduyile, is in line with NUC’s statutory function of re-accrediting courses in Nigerian universities every five years.
Prof. Ogunduyile who expressed satisfaction and happiness at the achievement, while chatting with OSUSTECH News in his office on Thursday, 24th January, 2019, thanked members of Management, Senate, Staff and Students of the University for their diligence, commitment to duty and prayers towards the success of the exercise.
He particularly appreciated the Ondo State Governor who is also the Visitor to the University, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, its team and members of the University’s Governing Council led by the Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of Council, Prof. Akinbo Adesomoju for their unflinching support to the University in its quest for greater heights.
The Vice-Chancellor said the programmes re-accredited include: Fisheries and Aquaculture (Full accreditation), Botany (Full accreditation), Geophysics (Full accreditation), Industrial Chemistry (Full accreditation), Mathematics (Full accreditation), Microbiology (Full accreditation), Physics (Interim Accreditation) and Zoology (Full accreditation).
It would be recalled that programmes in the OSUSTECH’s Faculty of Science were last accredited in 2013.

Ondo State Governor, Arakurin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, has tasked the Management of Rehoboth Centre for Advanced Technology to ensure a working and mutually productive partnership with OSUSTECH.
Governor Akeredolu gave the charge while speaking at the “Groundbreaking Ceremony” of Rehoboth Centre held on Thursday, 24th January, 2019 at OSUSTECH Permanent Site.
Akeredolu said that he is hopeful that Rehoboth will replicate and domesticate its United States experiences in OSUSTECH by providing a real practical support programme, state-of-the-art facilities and trainings that will greatly enrich the theoretical classroom knowledge of OSUSTECH students. This, he said will make them globally competitive and employable graduates after graduation from the University. He further charged Rehoboth’s leadership to work towards facilitating exchange programmes and scholars, joint research, symposia and projects with OSUSTECH by notable foreign Universities.
Akeredolu added that if the opportunity is well utilised and harnessed, he is confident that both OSUSTECH and Rehoboth will be able to produce and provide the highly technical and skilled workforce locally required in the State and Nigeria at large.

“I look forward to seeing the fruits and success of this collaboration in no distant future”,

Arakunrin Akeredolu disclosed. Meanwhile, in his welcome address, the Vice-Chancellor of OSUSTECH, Prof. Sunday Roberts Ogunduyile applauded the Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN for his commitment and support for the University, especially in the areas of provision of funds towards the resuscitation of the abandoned building projects, linking the University with collaborators within and outside the Country and securing interventions for it from various sources.
“We appreciate you sir for personally seeking ways to advance the cause of this University and taking it to higher height”,

Ogunduyile remarked. Prof. Ogunduyile also thanked the Rehoboth Foundation for the collaboration and for its resolve to establish Rehoboth Centre for Advanced Technology on OSUSTECH Campus.
This, he noted, will enhance innovation and technological advancement, which is the primary reason for the establishment of OSUSTECH by the Ondo State Government in December 2007. “Particularly to engendering the provision of needed manpower training to address the critical areas of industrial and technological developments in Ondo State and Nigeria as a whole”, he stressed. The Vice-Chancellor maintained that he is optimistic that the collaboration would bring about “radically bold innovations and technological breakthrough” that will change the narratives of Ondo State and Nigeria in the areas of infrastructure and cost effective globally-competitive technologies. In his remarks, the President of Rehoboth, Rev. Felix Awotula commended the Governor for welcoming the partnership between Rehoboth and OSUSTECH, which he claimed was rejected by the last Administration in the State.
Awotula reiterated that Rehoboth Centre for Advanced Technology will focus mainly in training students and other trainees in the following four major areas namely: Aquaponics, fabrications, low cost laterite housing and Biomass Technologies. He assured the Governor and other guests at the occasion that nine students of OSUSTECH will be among the initial beneficiaries of the exchange programmes with four designated universities in America.
Delivering his goodwill message, the immediate past Consul-General of Nigeria in Atlanta, USA, Mr. Kayode Laro, represented by Otunba Afolabi Adebola stated that the event would not have been possible without the commitment of Mr. Governor and Rehoboth’s President. He therefore wishes the Centre a dream come true and remarkable successes.
The Ground-breaking ceremony was graced by government functionaries across the State, Chairman, Governing Council of Ondo State University of Science and Technology (OSUSTECH), Okitipupa, Prof. Akinbo Adesomoju, Chairman Okitipupa Local Government, Hon. Morenike Alaka, Chairman Irele Local Government, Hon. Prince Gbadebo Odimayo and traditional rulers including Jegun of Idepe, HRM, Oba M.O. Adetoye, Ahaba of Ajagba, HRM, Oba T.O. Adesayo.
Others are the University Ag. Registrar, Mr. Felix Oladapo Akinnusi, Ag.Head of Library, Mrs. Victoria Alade, Ag. Head of Audit Unit, Mr. Abiodun Adeseyoju, Dean Faculty of Science, Prof. O.M. Folarin, Dean, Postgraduate School, Prof. T.G. Okedayo, Sub-Dean, Faculty of Science, Dr. Aderonke Ikuemola and Head of Works, Physical Planning and Development Unit, Arch Frank Akinpelumi.

The Vice-Chancellor, Ondo State University of Science and Technology (OSUSTECH), Prof. Sunday Roberts Ogunduyile has expressed gratitude to God for the good works He is doing in the University, especially in the beginning of 2019. Prof. Ogunduyile, while addressing the Staff at this year’s First Interdenominational prayer session held at the University’s Permanent Site on Thursday 10th January, 2019, stated that the University has started the year with good news, stressing that OSUSTECH will never be neglected again in view of the good things being showered on the Institution in recent times. Ogunduyile noted that with all the achievements, workers should change their attitude to work by taking their work more seriously, watch against rumour-mongering as he pointed out that today’s social media had become another thing entirely where fake news are being spread like a whirlwind. According to him, Ondo State Government has approved and released FUND for the completion of the uncompleted Auditorium, Library and Administrative Buildings at the Permanent Site. “I have also received a call from the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND) that OSUSTECH has been enlisted among beneficiaries of its intervention programme in 2019”, he further disclosed. He added that OSUSTECH will soon begin to run courses in Maritime Education through its partnership with an unnamed topflight institution in Maritime Studies. The Vice-Chancellor therefore enjoined all staff to consider OSUSTECH as their own, say good things about OSUSTECH and never see the Institution as a glorified secondary school.

The Director of Academic Planning and Quality Assurance (DAP) of OSUSTECH, Okitipupa, Prof. Francis Igbasan has expressed optimism that all the nine academic programmes in the University's Faculty of Science will be re-accredited fully by the National Universities Commission (NUC). Prof. Igbasan gave the assurance recently during a chat with OSUSTECH News. According to him,

the reports of the panels about the programmes that have been assessed so far have been very positive. So, I don't envisage any problem. I am hopeful that we will get full re-accreditation for the seven programmes assessed so far. I am equally hopeful that we shall record successes in the remaining two. We have been meeting the NUC's standards and requirements.
He disclosed that the seven programmes assessed so far by the NUC Accreditation panels at various dates included Industrial Chemistry, Physics, Botany, Zoology, Computer Science, Fisheries and Mathematics. Those of Microbiology and Geophysics would have been assessed by mid November, 2018, he stated. Igbasan commended the Ondo State Government for releasing funds for the accreditation exercise. "Though, the fund may not be enough, but it has assisted us to be able to acquire laboratory equipment and furniture for offices, as well as taken care of parts of NUC's accreditation demands," he remarked. He equally commended the Vice- Chancellor, Prof. Sunday Roberts Ogunduyile for being very supportive and motivating. Igbasan lauded all the Principal Officers, Lecturers and Staff of the various departments of various programmes due for re-accreditation and members of the University Community at large for their roles, co-operation and team spirit.

Text of a lecture delivered by Engnr. Tunji Ariyomo, FNSE, Special Adviser to the Governor of Ondo State on Public Utilities and Chairman of the state technical committee on power.

The Chairman, Governing Council of Rufus Giwa Polytechnic, Owo, Barr. Banji Alabi, has called on all and sundry within the Polytechnic community to strive hard in turning the Institution to a Silicon Valley that will boost the internal revenue generation in the Polytechnic as well as make the economy of the State to be ranked among the best in the world. According to him, California is the largest economy in the world. Its economy is larger than that of France or Brazil. The little problem is that California is not a Country. It is a State in the United States of America (USA). It has little offshore oil, yet its economy is larger than States in the US that are famous for their oil reserves, like Texas. The economy of California is built around Stanford University. The technologies and inventions that spewed out of Stanford are converted to money-spinning enterprises with which Silicon Valley was developed as an economic region. Today, the Silicon Valley serves as a global center for high technology, venture capital, innovation and social media companies like Apple, eBay, Cisco, Lockheed, Hewlett Packard (HP), Google, Netflix, Facebook, Oracle, Tesla and other multibillion dollar companies as offshoot of the Silicon Valley, and all cited in California. This is a challenge to us in RUGIPO, because our motto is Advancement Through Technology and it is on this premise that the Governing Council is determined to make RUGIPO our own Stanford, an ideal Institution to absorb, domesticate, and make use of the intellectual output in human and material resources to make RUGIPO become our own Silicon Valley. To realize this vision, therefore, he admonishes the entire workforce in RUGIPO to work well. He posited Let all those who may be connected with RUGIPO project, progress this dream, so that it will be on record, that during our tenure in office, we put in our best and that we did not betray the trust. he said and I quote, We can carve out Silicon Valley from RUGIPO Yes, we can. Success is sweet and rest comes after labour. If we can put all our hands on deck to achieve a desired result that will turn our shame to fame. He asserted by quoting the words of Martin Luther King Jnr. in the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends. Whilst noting the above, he passionately feel the pains we are going through as a result of non-payment of salaries and that he had taken right steps with the appropriate authority for a succour. On our part, the needful is expected as done in other sister Institutions to boost our internal revenue generation. Some Institutions around us are making efforts. Federal University of Technology, Akure, is into tomatoes; College of Education, Ikere, Ekiti is into printing press and farming while Ondo State University of Science & Technology, Okitipupa, is into wealth creations. It is our turn to invent and innovate as we cannot afford to fold our arms and go cap in hand begging for subvention all the time. The entire Polytechnic Community is required to tap from this piece and possess our possessions.