The Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of the Governing Council of Ekiti State University Prince Dayo Adeyeye has said that Ekiti State would become a force to reckon with in the community of universities in Nigeria and beyond, very soon.
The Pro-Chancellor was speaking at a press briefing in Ado-Ekiti to highlight positive developments in the University.
Prince Adeyeye stressed that the revolution going on in the University began with the appointment of the current Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Samuel Oye Bandele who is an international scholar who had been tested in all fronts.
According to him, the EKSU Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Samuel Oye Bandele was appointed based on his performance and credibility. He said that the Vice-Chancellor came first in the interview which was approved by
the Governor Mr. Ayodele Fayose.
Prince Dayo Adeyeye who supervised the smooth transition of one Vice-Chancellor to the other, stressed that the Internally Generated Revenue and Academic Summits held to restructure the university had the backing of the Governing Council.
According to the Chairman of the Governing Council, the result of the two summits would make the University great and be the first choice of parents and guardians during admissions and patronages.
Prince Adeyeye noted that the revolution going in the University as initiated by the Vice-Chancellor was being supported by the Governing Council of the University.
He spoke passionately about the efforts of the Vice-Chancellor with the support of the University Governing Council in rebranding the university. He stressed that the rebranding the University would lead to national and international recognition of the University and in extension, Ekiti State.
Prince Adeyeye further advised that the staff, students and alumni of the University should key into the rebranding.
The Pro-Chancellor was a former Minister of State for Works in the Federal Republic of Nigeria urged EKSU and other Universities in Nigeria to continue to find solutions to the paucity of fund affecting developments in Nigerian universities stressing that government alone could not fund universities.
According to him, Alumni Associations of Nigerian Universities should brace up to the challenges of funding their various institutions, particularly, in the face of dwindling fortunes in the nation.