The Vice-Chancellor of Ekiti State University, Prof. Oladipo Aina has commended the staff and students of the Institution for their commitment towards making the University a world class institution.

Professor Aina made the commendation at the one-day workshop on the implementation of EKSU Strategic Plan (2014-2018) held on 4TH February, 2015 at the 3000-Seater Lecture Theatre of the University.

The Vice-Chancellor explained that the main goal of the Strategic Plan was to reposition EKSU in academic, administration and provision of services to its communities. This according to him was to achieve its overall goal of becoming a 21st Century world class University adding that the uniqueness of the EKSU Strategic Plan could be located in its methodologies and logic.

The Vice-Chancellor expressed satisfaction with the contents of the Strategic Plan which he said has been embraced by the University Community adding that this would dictate the growth and development pattern of the University in the next five years.

Prof. Aina said that the Strategic plan was developed through the services of consultants and stakeholders with baseline data collected from staff, students, University managers and different interest groups at the grassroots as well as stakeholders of the University.

The one-day workshop was aimed at interpreting the contents and values of the strategic plan to the University managers who will take ownership of the strategic plan and teach others working with them in the University system.

The consultants on the strategic plan, Prof. Mrs. Olabisi Aina and Prof. Yinka Adesina from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife explained to the audience several critical areas of focus of the strategic plan which included Gender Mainstreaming as a Strategic Objective, Roles and Responsibilities of Different Sections of the University and Individuals in the implementation of the Strategic Plan, Managing Results and Reporting Frameworks at Various Levels as well as Data Management, Coordination and sustained partnership for effective performance of the strategic plan.

Present at the One-day workshop were the Principal Officers of the University including the Provost, College of Medicine, Deans, Heads of Department, Directors in the Registry as well as Senior Registry staff