It was a happy reunion between an EKSU alumnus, Dr. Seinde Olatunji, a 1989 graduate of Geography department, Ekiti State University and his alma mater, twenty seven years after graduation as he returned to donate educational and Information Communication Technology materials worth over N300 Million to the University where he was nurtured for greatness.
The donor/facilitator, Dr. Seinde Olatunji who was represented by his classmate of 1989 set, Dr. Olatunji Abiola and an Engineer from the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Engineer Ademola Adekanye said he facilitated the donation from NITDA, the organisation which has also supported institutions and government ministries and agencies to develop their ICT infrastructure said the donation was a show of love and support to his alma mater adding that he was impressed with the ICT drive of the new Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Samuel Oye Bandele who has started a transformational agenda in Ekiti State University.
According to Engineer Ademola Adekanye, the materials include a 50KVA Inverter machine which can provide alternative power supply using 60 batteries, one hundred executive chairs and tables, desktop computer tables, laptops, studio head set and printing machines.
He added that a mast would soon be erected on campus to facilitate electronic library. In his remarks, the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Samuel Oye Bandele thanked Dr. Seinde Olatunji for his immense support and described him as a worthy ambassador of the University.
He reiterated his commitment to ensure that the university produces high quality graduates who will be encouraged to do will be their studies rather than a university system that suffocates, and discourage students or turning them to misfits.
Prof. Bandele said that EKSU would provide a land space for the construction of the mast and other facilities to be received. The Vice-Chancellor emphasized that the event was one of the result of the internally Revenue Generation (IGR) summit where former students of the University were asked to contribute meaningfully towards the development of the University.
Professor Bandele called on other alumni members to follow the good example of Dr. Seinde Olatunji.