The Ekiti State Government has been commended for its recent promise to release funds with a view to granting full accreditation to the College of Medicine, Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti.
The Ag. Vice-Chancellor of the University, Professor Olubunmi B. Ajayi gave the commendation while addressing stakeholders at a meeting held in the University. The stakeholders included the Principal Officers, Deans, Directors & other senior members of the University community.
Professor Ajayi remarked that the release of funds would ensure the early accreditation of its Medicine and Surgery programme and allow the University to graduate its first set of Medical students that had stagnated for long. She also advised other departments awaiting one form of accreditation or the other to get prepared.
Speaking on the second semester examination for 2017/2018 session, the Acting Vice-Chancellor called for the cooperation of stakeholders to ensure the success of the examinations so that the session which had been prolonged unnecessarily due to the recent ASUU strike could end without further delay. She enjoined them to be more alive to their responsibilities.
Stakeholders who spoke at the meeting assured the Ag. Vice-Chancellor of their cooperation to ensure a stable academic calendar and also challenged her to ensure regular payment of salaries and allowances to encourage the staff.
Meanwhile, relief has finally come for staff and students of Ekiti State University as the long awaited reconstruction work and operation of a filling station on EKSU campus has been completed and commissioned by the Acting Vice-Chancellor.
The Acting Vice-Chancellor took a tour of facilities of the filling station and expressed satisfaction that the vision of the University Management to galvanize Business ventures on campus through the private public partnership was working.
Professor (Mrs.) Ajayi commended the lease company, (More Blessing) and the EKSU Technical committee for a job well done and called on the management of the filling station to ensure transparency, friendliness and accountability in its dealings with staff.
She said the management will frown at any dishonest activities including adjustment of meters gauge for selfish gain.
Earlier, the head of the sub technical committee in charge of the monitoring of the project, Professor Gbenga Aribisala explained to the Acting Vice-Chancellor, that the Petroleum distribution company which was granted the lease had satisfied the standard required by the University adding that the University community would benefit from the steady and consistent supply of petrol, diesel and kerosene where priority would be given to staff and students.
Professor Aribisala added that in no distant future, the filling station would be complete with a Lube Bay where auto mechanical experts could attend to vehicles servicing, wheel balancing, repair and checks while a car wash centre will also be constructed.
Present at the commissioning were Principals Officers, Union leaders, students and staff.