Smiles adorned the faces of outgoing corp members on Friday 15th of April, 2016 at the send forth programme organised for the outgoing Batch “A” corp members posted to Ekiti State University (EKSU) took place in O’dua hall of the institution.
The Vice Chancellor, Professor Samuel Oye Bandele was impressed by the feats and achievements of the Batch. He commended them for their resilience and contributions to nation building.
Professor Bandele noted that the founders of the NYSC programme have proven beyond reasonable doubts that the scheme could be a unified factor for Nigeria apart from contributing to nation building.
The Vice Chancellor, represented by the Dean, Faculty of Education, Professor Isaac Ajayi commended the corp members for constructing a four-room toilet for EKSU
In a welcome address by the Deputy Registrar, Information and Corporate Affairs, Ajibade Olubunmi, the corp members were congratulated for the successful completion of their service year in the university. He described them as “children who have performed creditably well in their various Faculties and Departments”. The Deputy Registrar stated that, without doubt, they have been very impactful. He specifically mentioned the “21ST Century Four Room Toilet” constructed as a notable contribution to EKSU. Ajibade finally admonished the Corp members to be good ambassadors of EKSU anywhere they go.
Members of the “Corpers Forum” who distinguished themselves during the year were recognized and presented with Certificates of Excellence while the corp members presented the Vice Chancellor with an Award of Honour for contributing to the growth and development of the National Youth Service Corps programme.
Other officers honoured were the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic), Professor Mrs. Ibiyinka Ogunlade; Deputy Vice Chancellor (Development), Professor Victor Olufemi Adeoluwa and Deputy Registrar, Information and Corporate Affairs, Ajibade Olubunmi.
The Corp Members Liaison Officer in EKSU, Mr. Ejike Okezie thanked the Vice Chancellor for finding them worthy of celebration and promised to always remember EKSU as their second home.
Okezie, however, stressed that their contribution to EKSU would serve as a reminder to other corp members serving in EKSU that they should contribute to the development of the University.
The Vice Chancellor’s representative later inspected the toilet constructed by four members of the outgoing Youth corp members.