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.
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.
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.
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.