The Alumni Association of Ekiti State University has taken steps to give adequate support to the administration of Professor Samuel Oye Bandele. A major step in this direction was the confab of the members of Staff of the University who are Alumni that took place on Tuesday, 8th March, 2016.
The major plank of the meeting centered on fund raising, strategies for collaboration with corporate organizations, seeking international donors, marketing of the University for scholarship grants, and collaboration with other institutions among others.
The interim Chairman of the University branch of EKSU Alumni Association, Prof. L. K. Olofintoye stressed that with the energetic, dynamic, trustworthy and transparent posture of the incumbent Vice-Chancellor, Professor Samuel Oye Bandele, the Alumni of the University should stand up and give adequate support in kind and cash to the University.
The National President of the Alumni Association, Professor Mathew Ayeni called for adequate support for the university and the Vice Chancellor. He therefore, stressed that all hands must be on deck, to lift the University to an enviable position.
The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Samuel Oye Bandele who is also an Alumnus, spoke passionately about the institution and urged members of the Alumni Association to join hands to salvage the University.
He however, told the congregation that he had a consolation that the University’s situation was not hopeless and that the staff have been giving him total support as the Vice-Chancellor. Prof. Bandele said that what the University needed was the co-operation of all saying “no single individual could salvage the University”.
The Vice-Chancellor who admonished teaching and non-teaching members of staff to be friendly with students also asked for total commitment from all and sundry.
He was of the opinion that contribution to make EKSU great could be in kind or cash.
The meeting took place inside the O’dua auditorium of the University and attended by several members of staff who are alumni.