The newly restructured advancement centre of Ekiti State University has shown early and effective response to key into the vision of the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Samuel Oye Bandele who has reiterated the need for a virile, robust and productive relationship between the Alumni members and the University.
This was evident as the advancement centre under the leadership of the new DiVice-chancellor Prof.Samuel Oye Bandele Repositions Eksu Advancement Centre For Excellence
rector, Prof. Abayomi Fashina successfully organized a 3 day workshop on Acquainting, Training and Empowerment of undergraduates of Ekiti State University.
At the event which was declared opened by the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Samuel Oye Bandele, the Director of the Advancement Centre, Prof. Abayomi Fashina said it became imperative that the centre must create a bond between current undergraduate students by showing them how much the University loves them and also empowering them in the areas of skill acquisition to shape their opinion to become good and supportive alumni upon graduation.
Prof. Fasina assured the Vice-Chancellor that the advancement is also sending a message to the University community and the public that it is the start of a new dawn in Ekiti State University.
At the ceremony was the Director of the Advancement Centre of the University of Ibadan, Mr Debo Adeosun who explained in details the contributions of alumni members to the phenomenal growth of top rated Universities like Harvard and Cambridge Universities in the United States and the United Kingdom.
Mr Adeosun urged the Advancement Centre to always keep in touch with the alumni members who are scattered across the globe by sending them congratulatory messages on their birthdays and wedding anniversaries.
The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Samuel Oye Bandele expressed the appreciation to the proactive moves coupled with the renewed energy as demonstrated by the Advancement Centre.
He said the Advancement centre is the link between the University and its alumni, adding that the Centre also market the University for scholarship, Grants, Awards, and prizes while soliciting for donors and investors.
Prof. Bamidele advised the students to take advantage of the empowerment programme.
There was training in skills including tailoring, hatmaking and photography while the talented upcoming artiste Jay Dreamz and the VGC dance group entertained.