The Pro-Chancellor and Chairman, Governing Council of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, Otunba Solomon Ayodele Oladunni, has pledged to ensure that the University is ranked among the leading varsities in Africa. Otunba Oladunni, who assumed office as the 8th Pro-Chancellor early this year, made the pledge at an Inaugural Interview with the Information Unit of the University.
Reeling out his vision for AAUA, the Pro-Chancellor said, “The first on the list of my vision is to see that the University is ranked the first among leading institutions of higher learning in this country and certainly in Africa. My vision is to move this University from being the Best State University in this country to be the first among the leading varsities in Africa.” While commenting on ways to make the University weather the storm of the ongoing economic downturn in the country, Otunba Oladunni promised to look for means to boost the Institution’s financial status within and outside the University. He added, “We will also partner with different groups in the University such as the Management, the academic community, the non-academic community, the alumni and the Members of Council on how we can work together to achieve greater things. “We will partner with friends, as well as internal and external agencies, to boost the financial status of the University both in cash and in kind. Everybody in the University community has one thing or the other to contribute. Even the students are not left out because they may have links or relationship with well-meaning individuals in the society who can contribute immensely and positively to the University.”
While assuring that his administration would meet the aspirations of the workers in terms of their salaries and other welfare packages, the Council Chairman said his administration would treat the unions with fairness, dignity and respect. He said, “My administration will bridge the communication gap within the Management; the Council and the Management; and between the Management and the workers”.