Ogun to launch education trust fund as OOU gets 1,600 bed hostel –

The Governor of Ogun State, Prince Dapo Abiodun has revealed that an education trust fund that would help provide a sustainable fund for infrastructure development at all levels of education will soon be launched in the state.

The Governor also approved the construction of a 1600 bed hostel to meet the accommodation challenge at Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye.

Speaking at the 30th and 31st OOU Convening Ceremonies, the Governor noted that the Fund would allow the state to fill the funding gap that has existed over the years.

According to him, “Very soon, we will be launching the Ogun State Education Trust Fund to provide us with a sustainable fund for infrastructure development at all levels of education in the state.

“Furthermore, as a visitor, my commitment to providing the right atmosphere for research, teaching and learning is total, in this respect I have just facilitated the provision of a one thousand six hundred bed hostel for Olabisi Onabanjo University, this is yet another initiative by your government to provide a wholesome experience for our students.

“I congratulate the best graduating student of the 2019/2020 academic session, Adebisi Awolumate from the department of cooperatives and rural development, she obtained a GPA of 4.28, in the same vain, I want to congratulate the best graduating student for the academic session of the year 2020/2021, Pharm. Iloka Peter from the Department of Pharmacy with a GPA of 4.92”.

The governor, who praised the university for being one of the few crisis-free schools since he took office about three years ago, also applauded management for supporting development, adding that it has become one of the leading higher institutions in the country.

He acknowledged the giant strides made by the school over the years, saying the school remains the fourth-best state university and 17th among more than 200 universities nationwide, urging the institution to strive to occupy the top position in the near future.

While charging the school to lead the way in producing a quality workforce, as well as inspired practical solutions to human challenges, the governor urged them to seek partners who would help the school in his enduring move, saying his administration would promote education as it is. at the heart of the ISEYA mantra.

The Governor said the Ilisan-Ago-Iwoye road was rewarded for speeding up construction to facilitate the movement of people, appreciated those who contributed to the development of the school and called for more partnership.

“For Olabisi Onabanjo University and its immediate surroundings, the re-award of the contract for the construction and completion of the Ilishan-Ago-Iwoye is another demonstration of our commitment to improving physical infrastructure in this area.

“When I was coming this morning, I had to go through the Ishara-Ago-Iwoye road and even the condition of this road shocked me and convinced me why we need to speed up the reconstruction of the Ilishan-Iwoye road. Ago-Iwoye and which started, we believe that this road will facilitate the movement of people in this area.

The Governor then gave an automatic job and the sum of N1m to the top graduating student for 2019-2020, Miss Adebisi Awolumate from the Cooperative and Community Development Department, who graduated with 4.28 and the top graduating student of 2020- 2021, Ebuka Iloka, 2020- 2021 from Department of Pharmacy with 4.92 GPA

In his speech, the Vice-Chancellor of the University, Pro. Ganiyu Olatunde, said the institution has seen significant growth and development in its operational and administrative sectors and has moved from non-residential to residential with over 3,000 students residing on campus, while discussions are underway with private developers to build 75 additional housing units. for staff.

The University, according to the Vice-Chancellor, has established a Sexual Harassment Policy Committee to deal with issues of sexual harassment and other acts of gender-based violence, while dress codes have been enforced and a Disciplinary Committee responsible for to reform students of questionable character was also introduced.

He said 446 indigent students were currently on scholarship from the institution, 25 students were on a work-study program, while acres of land had been given free to students interested in farming while pursuing their studies at university.

While informing that the electronic transcript request system has been set up to facilitate access to transcripts for students anywhere in the world, Prof. Olatunde noted that the school currently has 75 approved academic programs for programs undergraduate and 181 postgraduate programs, enjoining graduates to be good ambassadors for the institution by putting into practice what they had learned.

Delivering the convening lecture titled “Your future is in your hands”, Registrar, Joint Admissions and Enrollment Council, Professor Ishaq Oloyede likened the students’ stay at the institution to a journey that began with many, but only a few have completed it.

Professor Oloyede, who instructed the graduates to always stay positive with the right attitude, reminded them that the world is a jungle where only the fittest survive, urging them to work on their minds and control themselves at all times.

The Convocation speaker observed that indiscipline was the order of the day, especially among young people, urged graduates to accept their mistakes but should not accept defeat, make positive use of their time as the difference between failure and success is how the best time was used.

Linda G. Ibarra