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Be of Good Conduct in Office  -VC Charges New Students’ Union Exco 

L-R, UNAAB VC, Prof. Oluwafemi Olaiya Balogun, Ag. Registrar, Mr. Adeleke Adeboye, Dean, Students Affairs, Prof. Samuel Oluwalana, SUG President-Elect, Com. Bamgbade Abdulkareem and other Unionists at the parley

The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Oluwafemi Olaiya Balogun, has charged the new Executive of the University’s Student Union to be cautious of their conduct while in office.
The Vice-Chancellor pointed out that the need for the executive members to be mindful of their actions as leaders became imperative, since they would only be holding the positions in trust for over a 13,000 student’s population of the University.
Professor Balogun gave the charge at his maiden meeting with the Executive members of the Student Union who paid him a familiarization visit at the Council Chamber, led by the Dean, Student Affairs, Professor Samuel Oluwalana, last Tuesday. 

Not mincing words, the Vice-Chancellor said he was by every standard in position to counsel the Executive members, not only as the Vice-Chancellor, but as a father, who has responsibility over them as his children and that he could only wish them well just as his biological children.
Borrowing from the experiences of some of the past Executive, Prof. Balogun said the members should be aware of the deceptive trappings of office, such that they do not suddenly grow wings and become unbridled.
The Vice-Chancellor admonished the student leaders to be wary of the law of redistributive justice (Law of Karma), affirming that “whatever you do today, two decades after, there may be a recourse to it, whether it is  positive or negative, therefore you must be wary of your actions”.
He warned that the present Executive would be answerable for properties put in its care, particularly the Union bus, but however commended the members conduct so far, recalling that the election that brought them to office was transparent and peaceful, despite the fact that most of the Principal Officers and frontline officials were not around at the time.
In his speech, the new President of the Student Union, Comrade Bamgbade Abdulkareem, promised to avoid the pitfalls of some of his predecessors, with an assurance of cooperating with the Management and other organs of the University, in raising its bar of excellence.

UNAAB, Kraft Foods Eye Partnership

The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Oluwafemi Olaiya Balogun has called on Kraft Foods (Cadbury) Nig. Plc, to partner with the University and in the process, enhance the performance of students and staff.


The Vice-Chancellor made this call when the Management team of Kraft Foods Nig. Plc, which included Dr. Ahmet Anbarci, Mrs. Reinette Van Den Berg and Mr. Jude Mordi, visited the Department of Food Science and Technology of the University, recently.


The Vice-Chancellor expressed optimism on the visit, reiterating hopes that steps would be taken to cement a mutual relationship that could pave way for execution of economically viable research programmes.


In his response, the leader of the team, Dr. Ahmet Anbarci, said the visit was to assess possible areas of collaboration and partnership between the company and the University, through its Department of Food Science and Technology.

Education is the Gateway to Development - President GIMI

The Guest Lecturer, Dr. Joseph Shevel, making a point while (L-R), DVC (Development), Prof. Segun Lagoke, DVC (Academic), Prof. Chryss Onwuka, the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Oluwafemi Olaiya Balogun and the Director, (CENIP),  Dr. Olukayode Akinyemi.

The President of Galilee Management Institute, Israel, Dr. Joseph Shevel, has described investment in education as the gateway to a meaningful socio-economic development.

Dr. Shevel, who made this disclosure while delivering a Lecture titled, “The Role of Universities on Social and Economic Development:  Implementation of the Israeli Experience to Nigeria”, attributed the rapid growth of the Israeli economy to advancement in education and research.

According to him, Israel started investing in education as far back as 63 years ago, when the first Prime Minister declared that every child must go to school or their fathers risked jail sentence.

Dr. Shevel noted that the policy paid dividend in catapulting Israel into becoming globally renowned as a leader in research and development, with about twenty four per cent of its workforce holding University degrees.

Dr. Shevel called on Nigeria to review its policy of excessive dependence on crude oil and start investing in education and research as means of boosting the economy.

Earlier in his remarks, the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Oluwafemi Balogun, noted that the University has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Galilee International Management Institute, Nahalal, Israel, as part of its internationalization efforts to keep
abreast with progressive institutions in all parts of the world.

Professor Balogun stressed that the international collaboration would enable staff and students of the University to be conversant with advanced teaching tools to promote the next generation of scientists that will advocate and catalyze advancement in research.

The Vice-Chancellor added that several members of staff of the University, have benefited from the Galilee International Management Institute training, disclosing that another set was being prepared for the exercise.

Shun Campus Walkways And Risk Stroke - Dr (Mrs) Bamgbose Warns UNAAB Staff

L-R, Prof. Kayode Bamgbose, Prof. Toyin Arowolo, Former DVC (Academic), Prof Clement Eromosele, Dean (COLNAS), Prof. Tope Popoola, Dr. (Mrs) Janet Bamgbose (holding the mic)  during the Lecture.

Members of the University Community have been called upon to take advantage of the walkways on campus for physical exercise, as it is capable of helping to prevent cardiovascular diseases and diabetes.
The Deputy Director in the Institute for Human Resources Development (INHURD), Dr. Janet Titilayo Bamgbose, made the call while delivering the Leadership Seminar Series of the College of Natural Sciences (COLNAS) at the College Auditorium, last Wednesday.
Dr. Bamgbose, in a lecture titled, “Structure and Function Relationships in Biological System”, lamented that Nigerians, including members of the University Community have very poor attitude towards exercise, a situation that was more heightened as a result of poor road network, unavailability of walkways and social insecurity.
According to her, taking a prescription of regular walk on the walkway “from COLNAS through COLPLANT to COLANIM building and back, is desirable everyday”.
Dr. Bamgbose, who is presently a Reader, stressed that regular exercise, coupled with balanced diets can prevent cardiovascular diseases and diabetes as they enable the heart and blood vessels to function effectively.
The Lecturer warned that indiscriminate consumption of fast food as well as the habit of frequently “moving from an air-conditioned office to air-conditioned car”, as a possible death trap.
Meanwhile, Dr. Bamgbose has also identified failure on the part of leaders to groom successors as a major reason for shortage of academic staff in Nigerian Universities.
According to her, “mentoring is a non-negotiable attribute of successful leadership and the ultimate goal of a true leader is not to maintain followers but to produce other leaders by transferring his virtues and knowledge to the next generation”.

Earlier in his Opening Remark, the Dean of COLNAS, Professor Tope Popoola, said the Leadership Seminar is a miniature of the University Inaugural Lecture, adding that it was the first of its kind among Colleges in the University, aimed at preparing senior academic staff for leadership roles in the University.

FMENV/UNAAB Holds Lecture Series on Environment , June 8

The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Oluwafemi Olaiya Balogun, has approved the staging of the Distinguished Lecture Series on Environment to mark the 2011 World Environment Day.

The Lecture will hold on Wednesday, June 8, 2011 at the College of Veterinary Medicine’s Auditorium, University of Agriculture, Abeokuta UNAAB, at 11.00 a.m.

A release by the Director, FMENV/UNAAB Linkages Centre, Dr. M F Adekunle, stated that the Executive Director, Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria, Ibadan, Professor S. O Badejo will deliver the lecture, titled “Forests Nature at your Service”.

The Permanent Secretary of the Ogun State Ministry of Forestry, Mr. O.O Banjoko, will be the Chairman at the Lecture, while the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Oluwafemi Olaiya Balogun, is the Chief Host.

IFSERAR Holds Seminar June 2

Arrangements have been concluded for the second edition of the Institute of Food Security, Environmental Resources and Agricultural Research (IFSERAR)’s University-wide Seminar.
A release signed by the Director of IFSERAR, Professor Olusegun Osinowo, informed that the Seminar will hold on Thursday, June 2, 2011 at the Senate Chamber, beginning at 10.00am.
The Director-General, National Office of Technology Acquisition and Promotion (NOTAP), Federal Ministry of Science and Technology, Abuja, Engineer Umar Bindir, will deliver the Seminar titled “Enhancing the Potential of Academia Through Intellectual Property”.
Immediately after the Seminar, Officials of the Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer Office (IPTTO), NOTAP, Abuja will be  training members of staff.
The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Oluwafemi Balogun, is the Chairman at the Seminar.

UNAAB Library Has Witnessed Unparalleled Development Under Rev. Agboola - VC

UNAAB VC, Prof. Oluwafemi Olaiya Balogun (Middle) exchanges toast with the retired University Librarian, Rev. Abayomi Tunji Agboola while the DVC (Development) Prof. Segun Lagoke looks on.

The Vice-Chancellor, University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (UNAAB), Professor Oluwafemi Olaiya Balogun has said that the University Library has witnessed unparalleled development under the leadership of the immediate past University Librarian, Rev. Abayomi Tunji Agboola.
He said this at the Send-Forth party, held in honour of the retired Librarian, at the ‘Nimbe Adedipe Library’s Board Room .
According to him, Mr. Agboola was distinguished during his tenure in office, adding that he was able to secure a second term appointment because of his impressive performance.
Professor Balogun who described Rev. Agboola as a rallying-point for his former staff, stressed that he did not as a Vice-Chancellor, receive any petition about him.
The Vice-Chancellor further described Mr. Agboola as an “integrity personified staff with which the University has been blessed with, an unparalleled-being with unparalleled-disposition, quiet but dedicated to the core and a good team player who always accepted, abided by and implemented decisions of the Management, in good faith.”
Later in his remarks, the retired University Librarian, Rev. Agboola appreciated the staff of the Library for deeming it fit to organize a befitting Send-Forth party for him, saying that he was overwhelmed by the event.
He also thanked the Vice-Chancellor for his contributions towards the rehabilitation of the facilities in the University’s Library, and also for all his landmark projects.
Speaking earlier, the Pioneer University Librarian, Dr. Taofeek Salisu, expressed his delight that Mr. Agboola proved a worthy successor to him, praying for a continuation of the trend.

My Successor Won’t Inherit Any Abandoned Project – VC

The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Oluwafemi Olaiya Balogun has assured that he will not leave any abandoned project for his successor.
Prof. Balogun gave the assurance just as the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Ogun State Council conferred on him, Honorary Membership of the ‘pen profession’, based on his achievements in office and support for the body.                                                Fielding questions from newsmen at a Media Dinner held at the Sweet Sensation Hall, Oke-Ilewo, Abeokuta, Professor Balogun assured that his successor will not inherit any abandoned project after the expiration of his tenure.

Reacting to question on whether he has anointed candidate as successor, Prof. Balogun responded to the contrary.
The Vice-Chancellor stressed that the choice of a successor goes beyond him, adding that he can only pray that God should give the University a good successor that will be able to continue with the current developmental streak in the University.
Besides, Prof. Balogun said it is extremely difficult for any Vice-Chancellor to install a successor because Vice-Chancellorship is a divine opportunity.
According to him, “When you have more than hundred Professors, only twenty of them can be Vice-Chancellors in a century. Therefore, if you have the opportunity to be a Vice-Chancellor, you won’t want to truncate that glory because of succession”, he added.
Prof. Balogun said he would be returning to his former place of work, University of Ilorin after his tenure in UNAAB.
Meanwhile, the Ogun State Council of NUJ, has honoured Professor Balogun with the honourary membership of the body.

The Chairman of the Ogun State Council of the NUJ, Comrade. Tunde Shodeke, disclosed this at the Media Dinner organized for journalists by Professor Balogun, in appreciation of the support of journalists for his administration.
The Chairman said Prof. Balogun’s investiture will hold later in October, adding that the honour was in recognition of his achievements in UNAAB and contributions to NUJ.

VC’S 4TH ANNIVERSARY THANKSGIVING SERVICE EXPOSEE! Cleric Reveals The Secret of Prof. Balogun’s Success In Office

UNAAB VC, Prof. Oluwafemi Olaiya Balogun, his wife, Prof. (Mrs) Elizabeth Balogun praising God at the Chapel of Grace, (UNAAB) during the 4th Anniversary Thanksgiving Service.

Scores of well wishers from all walks of life last Saturday felicitated with Professor Oluwafemi Olaiya Balogun and his family at the 4th Anniversary Thanksgiving Service, marking his appointment as the Vice-Chancellor, University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (UNAAB).

The Service held at the Chapel of Grace, UNAAB, was electrifying as Professor Balogun,
his family members, friends as well as officials and students of the University chorused melodious songs of Praise to God for his faithfulness on the Vice-Chancellor.

Preaching on the topic, “A Man of Praise; A Man After God’s Own Heart”, Pastor Oluyinka Fadiran of the Spring of Life Bible Church, Akure, Ondo State, said Professor Balogun’s four years in office had recorded unprecedented success because the celebrant had been consistently tenacious  in his covenant of Thanksgiving with God.

The cleric who anchored his sermon on passages of the Book of Psalms, Chapter 22 verses 22 to 30, likened Professor Balogun to the biblical King David whom God described as a man after His own heart because of his penchant for ceaselessly giving quality thanks and praises.

The Clergy described the Vice-Chancellor’s love for thanking God as an act of humility, which demonstrates selfless service and love, as well as deep thought and reasoning.   

Pastor Fadiran, noted that having kept his covenant of thanksgiving with God in the last four years of his tenure, Professor Balogun should be confident that “the Almighty will grant him extraordinary acceleration of progress in the last lap of his tenure”.

In his remarks at the Service, the Vice-Chancellor declared that, “God in His infinite mercy has confirmed beyond every human doubt that my appointment four years ago was made by him and without him, all the accolades wouldn’t have been possible”.

He, therefore, thanked members of the University Community for giving him “the chance” to serve and the Federal Government for its encouragement and unflinching support.

Professor Balogun also expressed appreciation to the University’s pioneer Vice-Chancellor, Prof. ‘Nimbe
Adedipe who graced the occasion, describing him as his “role model as teacher and University administrator”.

He also thanked his benefactors during his growing up days, including his English teacher, Mrs. Dupe Olumorin who also graced the occasion.
Prof. Balogun had earlier read the only Bible passage from the Book of Psalms, Chapter 8 vs. 1-9.

Also in attendance were present and past members of the University’s Governing Council led by the incumbent Pro-Chancellor, Chief Lawrence Ayinde Osayemi, his predecessor, Brigadier-General Bassey Asuquo (Rtd.), Principal Officers and a rich mix of dignitaries from ‘gown and town’.

The dignitaries were later treated to a sumptuous luncheon after the Thanksgiving Service, at the Vice-Chancellor’s Lodge and Royal Greens Guest House at the GRA, Ibara, Abeokuta.

33rd Inaugural Lecture; Don Decries Ignorance in Plant Production

Prof. Muyiwa Segun Ayodele (right) delivering UNAAB’s 33rd Inuagural Lecture
with a cross-section of the Academia at the Lecture.

A University Don has decried the long-time deficient knowledge in plant reproduction and its crucial role in the yield and general performance of crop plants.

A Professor of Plant Reproductive Biology and Systematic in the Department of Biological Sciences of the College of Natural Sciences, (COLNAS), Prof. Muyiwa Segun Ayodele, gave this insight while delivering the 33rd Inaugural Lecture of the University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, last Wednesday.

Professor Ayodele said there was an alarming rate of ignorance about how plants reproduce within the literate communities, noting that the topic appeared de-emphasized, even among professional plant breeders.

The Lecturer attributed the development to the over-emphasis placed on issues of animal reproduction, in basic biology syllabus, at the detriment of plants, which he said enjoy “slight touch”.

In his Lecture titled “Flowers, Thorns and Thistles: The good, the bad and the ugly conglomerate colonizers of planet earth”, Professor

Ayodele said the flower, which is usually composed of the male and female parts, is the reproductive organ of the plant while thorns and thistles at times, play the role of warding-off external aggression as well as being pivotal in the ecological sustenance of the plant race.

Observing that man remains the greatest genocidal headache of plants, Professor Ayodele noted that hundreds of flowers were lost each flowering season, resulting in poor yield, as a result of selective breeding of some particular morphological traits without an understanding of the plant’s strategy for the trait.

According to the Biologist, “the implication of this is that there will be no end to such selection/breeding exercises for as long as they are done from the consideration of the selector/breeder to the exclusion of the plant”, with an example that the mango tree usually seen with several fruits displayed hanging on the inflorescence axis on the outer branches, often give a false impression of good performance.

The lecturer observed that man has even gone further (in Molecular Bio-engineering, including GMO products) into the marrying together of hereditary material from different sources, all in a bid to produce the unusual quality.

He however cautioned that such practice might be counter-productive in Nigeria, given the peculiar stage of the nation’s development, saying there is a glaring danger of genetic erosion which could compound the country’s complex unproductive agricultural practices.

Later in his remarks, the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Oluwafemi Balogun, extrapolated that the topic of the Inaugural Lecture was germane, even in the realm of humanity, observing that “it takes a thorny dimension at times, to maintain a balanced society, as such situation or people help to instill appropriate checks and balances”.

Professor Balogun stressed further that people, particularly leaders, must at times, be courageous enough to adorn the hardships of the ‘crown of thorns’, like the biblical Jesus, to salvage situations and make life worth living.

 

 

 

We Maintain an Intimidating Transport Fleet - VC

The authorities of the University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (UNAAB), had expressed satisfaction with the profile of its transport fleet, proclaiming that the Management has recorded an impressive improvement on the state of transportation in the University.

The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Oluwafemi Olaiya Balogun, stated this in an Opening Remarks, made on his behalf, by the Deputy Dean, Student Affairs and Chairman, Management Committee on Transportation (MANCOT), Dr. Joe Atungwu, at the 18th Passing Out Parade/Induction Ceremony of the University’s Road Safety Club.

The Vice-chancellor disclosed that the University currently maintains twenty-eight buses in its fleet, adding that twenty out of the buses were brand new.

Professor Balogun commended the selfless dedication of the members of the Road Safety Club, particularly appreciating them for gallantly maintaining sanity on the University roads.

The Vice-Chancellor therefore admonished staffers and other road users to respect the Club members by obeying traffic rules, thereby encouraging the corps, to deliver, even beyond expectation.


In his Welcome Address, the outgoing Cadet-In-Chief, Cadet Olusegun Adenuga, noted that the Club has been outstanding in maintaining law and order at the University’s bus terminals and roads.


Dr. Joe Atungwu inspecting the guard of honour during the Parade.

NHIS Enjoins UNAAB Staffers to Register

 

The National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) will start another round of registration, commencing from Monday, 23rd to Wednesday 25th May, 2011, between 10:00am to 2:00pm, daily.

A release signed by the Coordinator, National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), Dr. (Mrs.) Adeolu Adeniran-Sonola, urged all concerned staff to adhere to the call, while the process last.

Dr. (Mrs.) Adeniran-Sonola, however advised that staff willing to register, would be mandated to provide, a recent passport photograph (3cm x 3.5cm) for themselves as well as for their spouse and four biological children. Details of their dates of birth and blood group, would also be required.

 

33rd Inaugural Lecture; Don Decries Ignorance in Plant Production

A University Don has decried the long-time deficient knowledge in plant reproduction and its crucial role in the yield and general performance of crop plants.

A Professor of Plant Reproductive Biology and Systematic in the Department of Biological Sciences of the College of Natural Sciences, (COLNAS), Prof. Muyiwa Segun Ayodele, gave this insight while delivering the 33rd Inaugural Lecture of the University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, last Wednesday.

Professor Ayodele said there was an alarming rate of ignorance about how plants reproduce within the literate communities, noting that the topic appeared de-emphasized, even among professional plant breeders.

The Lecturer attributed the development to the over-emphasis placed on issues of animal reproduction, in basic biology syllabus, at the detriment of plants, which he said enjoy “slight touch”.

In his Lecture titled “Flowers, Thorns and Thistles: The good, the bad and the ugly conglomerate colonizers of planet earth”, Professor

Ayodele said the flower, which is usually composed of the male and female parts, is the reproductive organ of the plant while thorns and thistles at times, play the role of warding-off external aggression as well as being pivotal in the ecological sustenance of the plant race.

Observing that man remains the greatest genocidal headache of plants, Professor Ayodele noted that hundreds of flowers were lost each flowering season, resulting in poor yield, as a result of selective breeding of some particular morphological traits without an understanding of the plant’s strategy for the trait.

According to the Biologist, “the implication of this is that there will be no end to such selection/breeding exercises for as long as they are done from the consideration of the selector/breeder to the exclusion of the plant”, with an example that the mango tree usually seen with several fruits displayed hanging on the inflorescence axis on the outer branches, often give a false impression of good performance.

The lecturer observed that man has even gone further (in Molecular Bio-engineering, including GMO products) into the marrying together of hereditary material from different sources, all in a bid to produce the unusual quality.

He however cautioned that such practice might be counter-productive in Nigeria, given the peculiar stage of the nation’s development, saying there is a glaring danger of genetic erosion which could compound the country’s complex unproductive agricultural practices.

Later in his remarks, the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Oluwafemi Balogun, extrapolated that the topic of the Inaugural Lecture was germane, even in the realm of humanity, observing that “it takes a thorny dimension at times, to maintain a balanced society, as such situation or people help to instill appropriate checks and balances”.

Professor Balogun stressed further that people, particularly leaders, must at times, be courageous enough to adorn the hardships of the ‘crown of thorns’, like the biblical Jesus, to salvage situations and make life worth living.

PG Student Commends UNAAB VC

 

The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Oluwafemi Balogun, has been commended for placing the University on the world map as a centre of academic and research excellence.

A postgraduate student of the Department of Crop Protection, College of Plant Science and Crop Production, (COLPLANT), Mr. Akinyemi Adeyemi, gave the commendation in a letter to the Vice-Chancellor, whom he also lauded for his prudency and exemplary character in the discharge of his national duties as the Chief Returning Officer for Ogun State during the just concluded general elections.

According to him, “I am very proud of you as our Vice-Chancellor, as you gave the result of the votes cast at the INEC Electoral Institute at Abuja, with all accuracy and precision which you are known for”.

Mr. Akinyemi prayed for Professor Balogun, wishing him success in his remaining days in office as Vice-Chancellor, as well as in his future endeavours.

 

UNAAB Marks VC’s 4TH Anniversary

 

The 4th Anniversary of the Vice-Chancellorship of Professor Oluwafemi Olaiya Balogun in the University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (UNAAB), will be commemorated on Saturday, May 28, 2011 with a thanksgiving service.

The Service is scheduled for the Chapel of Grace, UNAAB, at 11:00am.

The 4th Anniversary Planning Committee, under the Chairmanship of Professor Oduguwa is not leaving any stone unturned in achieving a successful celebration, billed to attract eminent dignitaries from within and outside the academic community, royalties and corporate organizations.

The University is already bubbling with preparations for the anniversary with Community members, once again set to celebrate their Vice-Chancellor, whose Midas touch has brought unprecedented development to the infrastructure and general profile of the University, since his assumption of office in 2007.

 

UNAAB Has No Record of Cultism – Police

 

The Ogun State Police Command has again reinforced the contention that the University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (UNAAB), remained the most peaceful institution in the State, devoid of traces of cultism.

The Police Public Relations Officer, Ogun State Command, Mr. Muyiwa Adejobi, made the disclosure during a live radio programme, Day Break Show, on Rockcity FM, Abeokuta, last Tuesday.

Mr. Adejobi commended the University Management, under the leadership of the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Oluwafemi Olaiya Balogun, for its unyielding adherence to zero-tolerance for indiscipline as well as its maintenance of a robust relationship with the Police.

According to him, the University Management has assisted the Police to keep a crime-free society as there are no records of student unrest and cultism on campus under the present administration of the University.

Mr. Adejobi also lauded the efforts of the institution’s Director Environmental Management Unit (EMU), Mr. Sunday Bolarinwa, for his pro-activeness, an attribute which the Police Chief noted was lacking in many of the CSOs of higher institutions.

The Police PRO called on other institutions to emulate the University’s security pattern and also effectively engage the services of the Police, to mitigate criminal tendencies amongst students.



Ogun State Command Police PRO, Mr. Muyiwa Adejobi

 

 

UNAABites Elect New Student Union Executive

 

A new Student Union executive of the University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (UNAAB), had been elected to run the affairs of the body, for the next one year.

The election which was noted to be free and fair, climaxed with the emergence of a 300-Level undergraduate of Computer Science, Comrade Bamgbade Abdulkareem, as the President-elect with 1,084 votes to defeat three other contestants.

In his post election chat with UNAAB Bulletin, the President-elect, Comrade Bamgbade, disclosed that his administration will constantly explore the avenue of dialogue with the Management and Students on issues of utmost concerns.

The President-elect expressed appreciation to the University Management for putting adequate security measures in place, during the election and debunked the rumour of religious bias in pursuing student welfare, assuring that the issue of religion will not be a barrier during his tenure. Comrade Bamgbade observed that violence was never a good option in attaining results and as such, promised to premise his leadership style on the platform of mutual dialogue and peace.

Results also showed that Lawal Shakirat, was voted as the Vice-President, (300L Microbiology), while Comrades Agbekisa Damilola (400L AE&RD) and Ozioma Bernard (200L SS&LM) were elected un-opposed as General Secretary and Assistant General Secretary, respectively.

Others elected, were Comrade Lawal Lateef (Welfare Secretary, 200L SS&LM), Comrade Adeyemi Adebowale (Sport Secretary, 200L SS&LM) and Comrade Omodewu Ayooluwa (Financial Secretary, 400L PRM). Comrade Awokoya Oriyomi,(200L FWM) was equally elected as the Social Secretary, while Comrade Murtala Yusuf became the Public Relations Officer of the Union.

 

 

 

 

 

 

COLNAS LEADERSHIP SEMINAR

You are cordially invited to the College of Natural Sciences Leadership Seminar taking place on Wednesday 25th of May, 2011 at COLNAS Auditorium by 1:00pm.

Lecturer: Dr. (Mrs.)  J.T. Bamgbose (Deputy Director INHURD)

You are cordially invited

2010/2011 SECOND SEMESTER EXAMINATION TIMETABLE


DATE

8:00 A.M. – 11:00 A.M.

12:00 NOON – 3:00 P.M.

4:00 P.M. – 6:00 P.M.

COURSE

VENUE

COURSE

VENUE

COURSE

VENUE

THURSDAY, 2ND JUNE, 2011

FIS 304 [80]

MP 01

EMT 514 [40]

RC 202

STS 452 [70]

MP 01

CVE 308 [30]

RC 101

VPT 302 [40]

VET AUD

CVE 322 [50]

MP 01

FWM 310 [60]

ENG AUD

MCE 312 [30]

RC 201

FRM 504 [50]

MP 01

FST 504 [50]

VET AUD

CVE 202 [220]

ANE 1, MPL

VPT 302 (P) [40]

VET LAB

HSM 406 [60]

RC 203

ANN 508 [260]

A 101

CPT 504 [20]

MP 01

MTS 424 [50]

VET AUD

CSC 424 [90]

ENG AUD

CVE 504 [20]

MP 01

BCH 302 [80]

ENG AUD

WMA 314 [50]

RC 101

HRT 202 [180]

A 101

VBB 202 [40]

RC 102

MCB 404 [90]

VET AUD

NTD 408 [80]

MP 01

ZOO 362 [40]

RC 202

PHS 460 [60]

RC 203

 

VPC 402 [40]

VET 200

CHM 232 [450]

MP 01

 

ABG 514 [5]

CPL

CPT 508 [40]

RC 102

 

CHM 326 [140]

ANE 1

BIO 302 [80]

MP 02

 

ELE 302 [50]

CPL

FIS 502 [60]

CPL

 

BOT 422 [60]

MP 01

MCB 202 [180]

MP 02

 

WMA 508 [20]

MP 01

WRM 508 [20]

ENG AUD

 

PHS 314 [40]

RC 201

 

AEM 510 [220]

MP 01

 

FSM 202 [20]

CPL

 

MTS 212 [260]

MP 02

 

 

 

DATE

8:00 A.M. – 11:00 A.M.

2:30 P.M. – 5:30 P.M.

COURSE

VENUE

COURSE

VENUE

FRIDAY, 3RD JUNE, 2011

PBS 504 [290]

A 101, ANE 1

MCB 406 [90]

VET AUD

CHM 302 [250]

MP 02

STS 212 [450]

MP 01

FIS 410 [80]

RC 101 – RC 102

ZOO 370 [90]

ANE 1

FWM 302 [60]

MP 02

AGE 506 [15]

ANE 1

HSM 416 [30]

ANE 1

FIS 314 [80]

RC 101 – RC 102

BIO 206 [350]

MP 01

FST 314 [70]

CPL

MTS 362 [80]

MPL

BCH 408 [60]

MP 01

PHS 342 [60]

A 101

MCE 304 [50]

ENG AUD

WMA 318 [140]

VET AUD

HRT 508 [90]

ENG AUD

FST 204 [120]

ENG AUD

CSC 322 [240]

MP 02

VPR 402 [40]

VET 200

VPR 402 (P) [40]

VET LAB

STS 352 [70]

RC 203

VCT 502 [40]

VET 200

CSC 328 [80]

RC 201 – RC 202

VPT 304 (P) [40]

VET LAB

ABG 506 [80]

MP 01

HSM 420 [40]

RC 201

FST 510 [70]

CPL

EMT 310 [40]

ANE 1

MCB 308 [100]

MP 02

CHM 432 [60]

MP 01

STS 414 [50]

R 206

ANP 504 [10]

RC 203

VPT 304 [40]

VET 300

PRM 504 [80]

MPL

ELE 504 [25]

MP 01

AEM 508 [170]

A 101

EMT 506 [50]

MP 01

NTD 412 [80]

RC 202 - 203

MCE 504 [15]

MP 01

CVE 312 [60]

A 101

AGE 202 [140]

ANE 2

PHS 354 [70]

VET AUD

DATE

8:00 A.M. – 11:00 A.M.

12:00 NOON – 3:00 P.M.

4:00 P.M. – 6:00 P.M.

COURSE

VENUE

COURSE

VENUE

COURSE

VENUE

MONDAY, 6TH JUNE, 2011

APH 508 [80]

MP 01

FST 310 [80]

ENG AUD

AGE 224 [100]

MP 02

EMT 306 [200]

MP 02

EMT 518 [40]

RC 101

CHM 332 [140]

VET AUD

SOS 520 [70]

CPL

FRM 508 [50]

ENG AUD

ELE 202 [140]

ANE 1

HSM 412 [50]

CLOTH/TEX. LAB

MCE 506 [15]

ENG AUD

FIS 306 [80]

RC 101-102

STS 372 [190]

A 101

HSM 414 [80]

VET AUD

HSM 210 [100]

RC 202 - 203

HSM 202 [90]

ENG AUD

NTD 410 [85]

MP 02

ARD 506 [160]

MP 02

NTD 204 [80]

ANE 1

BIO 202 [300]

A 101, ANE 1

BIO 304 [180]

MP 01

WMA 516 [50]

ANE 1

ELE 512 [10]

VET AUD

VPC 302 [40]

RC 201

MCE 302 [40]

RC 203

STS 482 [70]

A 101

HRT 504 [70]

CPL

ANP 506 [10]

RC 203

ELE 510 [10]

VET AUD

BIO 204 [220]

MP 01

VPM 402 [40]

RC 201

BCH 314 [60]

RC 102

STS 102 [140]

A 101

FIS 318 [80]

RC 101 – RC 102

WRM 514 [30]

MP 01

BCH 404 [140]

ENG AUD

FST 304 [260]

MP 01

ZOO 466 [20]

MP 01

 

PHS 464 [40]

RC 202

CVE 502 [60]

A 101

 

PHS 362 [120]

VET AUD

ELE 304 [40]

MP 01

 

AGE 512 [10]

ENG AUD

VPM 402 (P) [30]

VET LAB

 

VPC 302 [40]

MP 02

EMT 314 [40]

MP 01

 

 

VBB 204 [40]

MP 01

 

 

ABG 504 [100]

MP 01

 

 

FIS 508 [70]

CPL

 

 

PHS 222 [150]

MP 01

 

 

VCM 502 [40]

VET 500

 

 

DATE

8:00 A.M. – 11:00 A.M.

12:00 NOON – 3:00 P.M.

4:00 P.M. – 6:00 P.M.

COURSE

VENUE

COURSE

VENUE

COURSE

VENUE

TUESDAY, 7TH JUNE, 2011

ELE 308 [40]

ENG AUD

EMT 304 [50]

VET AUD

 

CVE 506 [20]

A 101

FST 306 [80]

MP 02

CPT 506 [50]

RC201

FRM 514 [40]

MP 01

AGE 304 [25]

MP 02

VCH 502 [30]

VET 200

WRM 506 [100]

A 101

PHS 352 [70]

RC 201 – RC 202

VPT 302(P) [40]

VET LAB

MCE 310 [40]

MP 01

CSC 324 [80]

MP 01

FIS 312 [80]

RC 101-102

CHM 408 [60]

A 101

MCB 402 [100]

MP 02

CHM 212 [400]

MP 01

MCE 510 [15]

A 101

CVE 306 [40]

RC 203

CVE 314 [40]

VET AUD

BCH 406 [60]

CPL

FRM 518 [20]

ENG AUD

FWM 312 [60]

RC 203

VPR 404 [40]

VET 200

ELE 306 [50]

ENG AUD

MCB 306 [100]

VET AUD

PCP 504 [300]

MP 01

MTS 412 [50]

MP 02

MTS 232 [650]

A 101, MP 02, ENG AUD, CPL

CSC 426 [110]

ENG AUD

EMT 516 [40]

RC 101

 

AGE 504 [15]

MP 01

BOT 424 [50]

CPL

 

BOT 326 [50]

A 101

VPR 404 (P) [40]

VET LAB

 

STS 474 [30]

MP 01

FIS 308 [80]

VET AUD

 

VCH 602 [40]

VET 300

ANP 502 [300]

MP 01

 

 

CHM 404 [10]

MP 01

 

 

WMA 302 [50]

ENG AUD

 

 

BCH 312 [60]

ENG AUD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


DATE

8:00 A.M. – 11:00 A.M.

12:00 NOON – 3:00 P.M.

4:00 P.M. – 6:00 P.M.

COURSE

VENUE

COURSE

VENUE

COURSE

VENUE

WEDNESDAY, 8TH JUNE, 2011

CSC 422 [100]

ANE 1

ANN 502 [350]

MP 01

PCP 508 [60]

ENG AUD

MTS 242 [500]

A 101, MP 02

CVE 304 [80]

MP 01

CHM 406 [60]

MP 01

FIS 504 [60]

RC 203

CPT 502 [40]

A 101

FIS 302 [80]

ANE 1

VBP 202 [40]

MP 01

VBP 204 (P) [40]

VETLAB

AEM 502 [330]

MP 01

FST 506 [60]

MP 01

ANP 508 [10]

CPL

CVE 522 [50]

ANE 1

WMA 316 [50]

ENG AUD

PHS 242 [120]

A 101

FST 206 [100]

MP 02

HSM 408 [45]

TEXTILE LAB

EMT 510 [50]

CPL

FRM 502 [50]

ENG AUD

EMT 302 [40]

RC 201

ZOO 462 [30]

A 101

BCH 310 [70]

MP 01

CHM 312 [140]

MP 01

NTD 406 [100]

MP 02

SOS 514 [70]

A 101

NTD 202 [80]

RC 101-102

MTS 314 [60]

ENG AUD

STS 412 [70]

CPL

SOS 516 [70]

CPL

FWM 316 [60]

ENG AUD

WMA 514 [20]

MP 02

MCB 302 [90]

ENG AUD

HSM 410 [50]

TEXTILE LAB

WRM 504 [20]

ENG AUD

HRT 506 [60]

MP 01

HSM 204 [100]

ANE 1

MCE 202 [150]

A 101

 

 

WMA 308 [50]

MP 02

 

VPT 404 [40]

VET 200

PHS 468 [60]

MP 02

FWM 406 [40]

ANE 1

 

 

MCE 308 [50]

MP 02

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DATE

8:00 A.M. – 11:00 A.M.

12:00 NOON – 3:00 P.M.

4:00 P.M. – 6:00 P.M.

COURSE

VENUE

COURSE

VENUE

COURSE

VENUE

THURSDAY 9TH JUNE, 2011

CVE 508 [20]

A 101

AGE 102 [40]

MP 01

FIS 506 [60]

VET AUD

FIS 510 [70]

RC 101 – RC 102

AGE 302 [30]

MP 01

FST 312 [80]

VET AUD

EMT 516 [40]

MP 02

CHM 424 [60]

ANE 1

HRT 502 [500]

MP 01, MP 02

HSM 422 [50]

RC 201

CVE 102 [50]

MP 02

ZOO 464 [20]

MP 02

BOT 324 [30]

MP 01

EMT 520 [50]

ANE 1

MTS 354 [70]

MP 02

FST 202 [120]

RC 202 – RC 203

ELE 102 [50]

CPL

VPM 302 (P) [50]

VETLAB

STS 242 [320]

ENG AUD, VET AUD

BCH 304 [160]

MP 02

WMA 210 [90]

ANE 1

PCP 506 [300]

MP 02

MCE 102 [50]

MP 01

ZOO 364 [50]

MP 02

ARD 502 [200]

MP 01

PHS 344 [150]

A 101

CHM 322 [140]

ENG AUD

ABG 500 [300]

MP 01

FST 508 [60]

MP 01

FRM 506 [50]

ANE 1

VCH 602 [40]

VET 200

VPM 302 [40]

A 101

CVE 202 [220]

A 101

VPC 402 [40]

VET 300

STS 478 [60]

MP 01

WRM 510 [30]

MP 01

MCE 516 [10]

ENG AUD

FWM 304 [100]

ENG AUD

 

WMA 502 [70]

CPL

ELE 506 [25]

ENG AUD

 

CHM 320 [140]

A 101

AGE 502 [15]

MP 01

 

BCH 306 [60]

ANE 1

 

 

MCE 204 [150]

A 101

 

 

MTS 322 [130]

MPL, R 206

 

 

WMA 510 [50]

MP 01

 

 

HSM 206 [100]

ANE 1

 

 

 

DATE

8:00 A.M. – 11:00 A.M.

2:30 P.M. – 5:30 P.M.

COURSE

VENUE

COURSE

VENUE

FRIDAY, 10TH JUNE, 2011

FWM 306 [160]

A 101

BCH 316 [60]

MP 01

VBA 202 [40]

VET AUD

CSC 326 [120]

ENG AUD

CHM 412 [60]

RC 203

FWM 410 [40]

A 101

MCE 306 [30]

MP 01

FIS 316 [80]

A 101

ARD 504 [60]

ENG AUD

ZOO 366 [50]

MPL

BIO 404 [150]

MP 02

VPC 404 [P] [40]

VET LAB

VPC 404 [40]

RC 201

VCT 602 [40]

A 101

VCS 502 [40]

RC 102

EMT 512 [50]

MP 01

FST 318 [70]

VET AUD

ELE 514 [10]

ANE 1

HSM 404 [15]

ENG AUD

WMA 204 [70]

MP 02

PHS 472 [60]

MP 02

ELE 508 [10]

ENG AUD

AGE 514 [5]

VET AUD

EMT 312 [10]

A 101

BCH 202 [300]

MP 01

APH 506 [300]

MP 01

MTS 442 [50]

VET AUD

EMT 512 [50]

MP 02

EMT 512 [50]

ANE 1

VBA 204 (P) [40]

VET LAB

FIS 310 [80]

CPL

CVE 510 [20]

A 101

FWM 408 [40]

RC 101

AGE 204 [120]

VET AUD

CVE 302 [40]

RC 202

ARD 508 [160]

MP 02

BOT 322 [50]

ANE 1

FSM 204 [20]

MP 01

MCE 502 [20]

MP 01

PBS 502 [70]

CPL

CPT 510 [100]

A 101

VPR 302 (P) [40]

VET LAB

VPR 302 [40]

VET 300

CHM 328 [120]

ANE 1

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


DATE

8:00 A.M. – 11:00 A.M.

12:00 NOON – 3:00 P.M.

COURSE

VENUE

COURSE

VENUE

MONDAY, 13TH JUNE, 2011

FST 502 [70]

A 101

MTS 342 [400]

MP 01

BCH 308 [60]

A 101

MCE 508 [15]

A 101

CHM 304 [140]

MP 02

FIS 512 [60]

A 101

MCE 314 [25]

CPL

HSM 432 [40]

VET AUD

PRM 502 [300]

MP 01

SOS 518 [300]

MP 02, ANE 1

WRM 502 [30]

CPL

EMT 504 [60]

CPL

EMT 202 [70]

MP 02

VPT 402 (p) [40]

VET LAB

CVE 310 [40]

MP 02

FST 316 [70]

VET AUD

ELE 502 [10]

MP 01

MCB 304 [100]

MP 01

WMA 512 [30]

MP 01

ZOO 368 [50]

A 101

FRM 510 [50]

MP 01

PHS 412 [80]

A 101

FWM 318 [60]

A 101

CHM 422 [60]

ANE 1

PHS 312 [70]

ANE 1

VCH 502 [40]

VET 500

VPT 402 [40]

VET 400

 

VCM 602 [40]

VET 500

 

MTS 466 [50]

ANE 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LIST OF VENUES/EXAMINATION CAPACITY

BUILDING

VENUE

CAPACITY

OYEBADE LIPEDE MULTIPURPOSE

MP 01

MP 02

MPL

BIO-M

CHM-M

400

250

60

30

30

COLPLANT

 

R 205 ( SPECIAL CENTRE )

R 206

CPL

25

25

70

COLNAS

 

A 101

BIO LAB

CHM LAB

CSC LAB

PHS LAB

200

30

30

30

30

COLANIM

 

 

ANN LAB

ANAT LAB

200

 

JULIUS A. OKOJIE LECTURE THEATRE

JAO 1

JAO 2

JAO 3

200

200

400

CHIEF TONY ANENIH MULTIPURPOSE

ANE 1

120

COLENG

ELE LAB

ENG-AUD

30

120

COLERM

 

CL 1 - CLASSROOM (DOWN)

A 105 - COLERM CLASS (MIDDLE)

A110 - AGROMET WING (DOWN)

A201 - AGROMET WING (UP)

A214 - FORESTRY WING (UP)

A215 - FORESTRY WING (UP)

40

25

25

20

20

20

COLVET

 

VET 200

VET 300;

VET 400

VET 500;

VET 600

VET LAB

VET-AUD

30

30

30

30

30

25

120

COLAMRUCS

 

RC 101

RC 102

RC 201

RC 202

RC 203

NTDR LAB

HSM LAB

CLOTHING & TEXTILE LAB

40

40

40

40

60

30

30

30

 

N. B.

R 205 COLPLANT BUILDING - SPECIAL CENTRE FOR EXAMINATION

UNAAB VC Congratulates Ogun State Governor-Elect

Ogun State Governor-Elect, Senator Ibikunle Amosun

The Vice-Chancellor, University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (UNAAB), Professor Oluwafemi Olaiya Balogun, has congratulated the Governor-Elect of Ogun State, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, over his victory at the April Governorship polls.

The Vice-Chancellor, who felicitated with the Governor-Elect on behalf of the entire University community, said Senator Amosun’s success at the poll “was not accidental but pre-destined”, describing his emergence as well deserved, given his antecedents and life experiences.

Professor Balogun stressed that the University community therefore “identifies with you as you lead the vanguard for the restoration of human dignity through selfless and patriotic governance of the Gateway State”.

The Vice-Chancellor, while noting the peculiarity of the present phase of the nation’s democratic dispensation said, “it is our hope in the University that your calculative doggedness and pedigree as a successful entrepreneur and populist will be brought to bear in redeeming the hope of the teeming populace”, therefore charging the Governor-Elect not to betray the confidence reposed in him by the people of the state.

Assuring the Governor-Elect of the unflinching cooperation of the University, Professor Balogun prayed God to fortify him with the Grace for “a renewed strength in tackling challenges and a clear vision in achieving remarkable successes” throughout his tenure of office.

 

UNAAB Is Not Owing Any Pensioner – VC

The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Oluwafemi Balogun (2nd Left) with Prof. Bola Okuneye and others at the 2-day pre-retirement plan Workshop held recently. Inset, Participants at the Workshop.

The Vice-Chancellor and Chairman, University’s Board of Trustees for Pension Administration, Professor Oluwafemi Olaiya Balogun has said that the University is not indebted to any of its pensioners.

Professor Balogun said this while delivering his Keynote Address at the Opening Ceremony of a 2-Day Workshop on Pre-Retirement Plan for staff, held at the College of Animal Science and Livestock Production’s Lecture Theatre.

The Vice-Chancellor reiterated that the University ensured regular payment of pension allowances by adopting the procedure of processing them alongside the monthly staff salaries, saying his administration is very passionate of the welfare of retirees.
According to him, “One of the hallmarks of the present administration is to promote the welfare of the generality of staff of the university. Let me assure you all that, we will not fail in this regard. Not only are we interested in the well-being of the serving staff, but it is also our concern that pensioners of the University are well taken care of. That is why the University pays the monthly pension at the same time that salaries are paid to the serving staff.”

The Vice-Chancellor emphasized that the training workshop was organised to prepare the minds of the participants for the challenges of life in retirement, stating that the major focus of the workshop was the basics of entrepreneurship and how to be gainfully engaged in post-retirement life.

Earlier in his Welcome Address, the Acting Registrar, Mr. Adeleke Adeboye, urged the participants to start an early preparation for retirement, adducing the major reason why pensioners suffer after retirement, to failure to plan before retiring from service.

PARTNERSHIPS LAHE Woos UNAAB, Proposes Partnership

 

The London Academy for Higher Education (LAHE), had met with the University Management, to explore ways of fostering and strengthening academic partnerships, as well as widening the frontiers of linkages.

The meeting which took place in the office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Academic, Professor Chryss Ijeoma Onwuka, was well attended by the representatives of LAHE and the University, with the Director of UNAAB’s Centre for Internationalisation  and Partnerships (CENIP), Dr. Olukayode Akinyemi, in the University’s Management team.

Speaking at the parley, the Leader of LAHE delegation and its Director of Studies, Dr. Larry Jones-Esan, said the team was in UNAAB to thank the Management and the entire academic community for the patronage of its programmes.

Dr. Jones-Esan said LAHE team came to solicit the University’s assistance in the areas of academic guidance and patronage, towards the building of its Centre in Nigeria.

Responding, the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Oluwafemi Olaiya Balogun, represented by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Academic, Prof. Chyrss Onwuka, lauded the collaboration between the University and LAHE in the area of capacity development of the University staff.

The Vice-Chancellor assured that the University would always be ready to embrace partnerships, geared towards enhancing further fulfilment of the dreams of the institution’s Founding Fathers.

While pointing out that discussion on “the validation and partnership proposal” to the University on some Postgraduate programmes was on-going, Prof. Onwuka stressed the need to weigh the pros and cons in order to reach a healthy agreement that will be of mutual benefits to both parties.

Shedding more light on the proposal, the Director of CENIP, Dr. Akinyemi informed that LAHE runs corporate training programmes that had trained some of the University’s Accountants and Administrators in London and Dubai adding that “the report we got from our staff showed that they benefited from the training”.

 

 

 

Set a Life Goal – Pensioner Tasks Retirees

A Retiree, Mr. Lateef Ladejo, has advised pensioners to set life goals as a way of articulating and living purposeful lifestyle.

Mr. Ladejo stated this in a Paper titled, “Managing an Enterprise”, which he delivered at the 2-Day Pre-Retirement Plan Workshop, held in the University, recently.

He said, “If you want your life in a particular way, you’ve got to take responsibility to follow and execute it on a daily basis”, by “sitting and writing down your life’s goal so as to make life’s journey real to you”.

He stressed, “To stay on track with your goal, you need to repeat, revise and recite your goal, daily as a reminder. Take physical action in line with your goal. Join people that share your goal and not those who will discourage you”.

Mr. Ladejo said the fear of retirement often send cold shivers down the spines of would-be-retirees, counseling that civil servants must make adequate preparation before their retirement, so as to enable them enjoy blissful post-retirement life, saying, “he who fails to prepare, prepares to fail”.

Speaking further, he said “retirees should identify a business they can go into, a job they love”, while they should avoid rushing into choosing a business.

Ladejo also cautioned retirees to be mindful of business location as it is paramount to breaking through, while they should also note the inevitability of challenges, which he said, hardwork, honesty, and perseverance would eventually overcome.

CENTS Organizes Enlightenment Programme

 

The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Oluwafemi Olaiya Balogun, has approved a day enlightenment programme on entrepreneurship studies for members of the University Senate.

A release issued by the Director, Centre for Entrepreneurial Studies (CENTS), Professor Olukayode Bamgbose, informed that the enlightenment programme will hold on Wednesday, May 11, 2011 at the Senate Chamber, beginning at 10.00 a. m.

A Guest Lecturer, Mr. Francis Ikenga, will deliver a Paper titled “Financial Management of Entrepreneurial Development Studies in Higher Education”, at the programme.

According to the release, target audience expected at the programme include, members of the Governing Council, Deans, Directors, members of Senate and Heads of Departments.

 

Donation:  UNAAB Gets 1000-Bird Capacity Poultry House

The Vice-Chancellor, UNAAB, Prof. Oluwafemi Balogun, (left) declaring open the 1,000-bird Poultry Experimental House while the donor, Alhaji Muideen Allinson helps in holding the tape.

 

The Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Eleshin Farms Ltd, Alhaji Adebayo Muideen Allinson, has donated a 1000-bird Poultry Experimental House to the University.

Handing-over the building to the Teaching and Research Farm Directorate (TREFAD), Alhaji Allinson said the donation was his contribution to Poultry Science in the University.

The CEO appreciated the University for the opportunity given him, to contribute to the development of the University, expressing his passion for community service as an avenue to serve humanity and also please God.

Earlier in his Remarks, the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Oluwafemi Olaiya Balogun, lauded Alhaji Allinson, for his donation to the university, despite the critical economic situation in the country and that the building would be devoted to research.
The Vice-Chancellor disclosed that Alhaji Allinson, whose son graduated from the University, for his Bachelor and Master’s programmes and currently pursuing his Ph. D, has immortalized his name in the annals of the University.

According to him, “when record is being taken for those who contributed in one way or the other to the lives of Nigerians, to the enhancement of agricultural development in the country, the name of Alhaji Allinson will not be missing in our book”.

The Vice-Chancellor also commended the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Development) Professor Segun Lagoke for the new face of the University’s Industrial Park, the Farm and fisheries.

Youths Are Nigerians Greatest Resources – Group Head, Fidelity Bank

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor, (Development), Prof. Segun Lagoke, delivering the VC’s address, to his right is the Director, CENTS, Prof. Kayode Bamgbose and Dean, COLERM, Prof. Arowolo, (Left). Director, LEMCEL, Prof. L.O Sanni. Inset, the Lecturer, Mr. Francis Ikenga.

The Group Head, Strategy, of Fidelity Bank Plc, Mr. Francis Ikenga, has observed that the country’s economy would be more enhanced, if deserved attention could be paid to the education and entrepreneurial development of Nigerian youths.

Mr. Ikenga opined that, “contrary to common belief, Nigeria’s greatest resource is her young population and not the natural resources”.


The Group Head who made this declaration at an enlightenment Workshop organized for members of the University Senate, through a paper, titled “Financial Management of Entrepreneurial Development Centres”, pointed out that the nation’s human resources had been lying fallow due to under-utilization.

He called on the nation’s leaders, to stop mortgaging the future of the country by borrowing, but to be more determined in the development of Nigerian Youths.
Decrying the insufficient number
of schools to accommodate the

teeming Nigerian youths, the speaker advised that those that could not be enrolled in schools, should be encouraged for apprenticeship and businesses.
Mr. Ikenga called on government and institutions to help the youth through Entrepreneurial Development Programs (EDP) that will assist in identifying entrepreneurial ability, analyze sources of help and support system for small scale business.

The speaker added that EDP will also help to determine training assistance to enable entrepreneurs acquire skills and capabilities, learn compliance with the law and help to reduce unemployment and eliminate poverty.

Earlier in his address, the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Oluwafemi Olaiya Balogun, noted that, “the issue of entrepreneurship has indeed become very topical in Nigeria today  because of the compelling need for the citizens to develop business skills that will assist government at various levels in creating jobs for its youths and thereby reducing social upheavals that are prompted by unemployment”.

Professor Balogun who was represented by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Development), Professor Segun Lagoke, said that the University in its proactiveness established a Centre for Skills Development (CENSKID), which he said will now be subsumed by the recently created Centre for Entrepreneurial Studies (CENTS).

The Vice-Chancellor revealed Management’s dream of graduating students with proficiency certificate in any vocation of their choice.

The Director, CENTS and organizer of the enlightenment programme, Prof. Kayode Bamgbose, earlier in his Welcome Address, disclosed that CENTS was established, following the directive of the Federal Government through the National Universities Commission (NUC), to ensure that Universities develop students’ skills, competencies, understandings and attributes that will equip them to be innovative and to create successful personal or community business.



UNAAB Muslim Community Eyes New Mosque - As Amir Solicits Members Contributions

The Amir of the University Muslim Community, Dr. Taofiq Salisu, has called on members to contribute meaningfully towards the construction of a befitting mosque in the University.

Dr. Salisu who is the Director of the Institute for Human Resources Development (INHURD), made the call at a reception organized by the community, in honour of Professor Kehinde Okeleye, following the latter’s appointment as the Vice-Chancellor, Crescent University, Abeokuta.

Speaking at the reception which was well attended by members of the Muslim community, Dr. Salisu spoke of the resolve by the community to construct a befitting mosque on the Campus.

However, he reiterated that the community will not embark on any Fund Raising to generate fund for  the project, observing that such decision were often counter-productive.

Dr. Salisu stated categorically that members of the community will internally source the money required for the construction of the mosque.

The Amir therefore appealed to the members to rise up to the challenge by contributing money willfully to the construction of the mosque, as doing so will please Allah, who will surely repay such gesture with the abundance of His blessing.


Dr. Taofiq Salisu, Amir, UNAAB Muslim Community

 

Knowledge of Information Stands You Out -       PR Head Counsels Students

The Asst. Director and Head of the Directorate of Public Relations, UNAAB, Mr. ‘Lasun Somoye, gesticulating to the students on the need to be abreast of global information. Inset, a cross-section of NAASites at the symposium.

The Assistant Director and Head of the Directorate of Public Relations, Mr. ‘Lasun Somoye, has sounded a note of advice to students to always be abreast of global information as a basic tool of empowerment.

The Public Relations expert gave the advice at the annual symposium of the National Association of Agricultural Students (NAAS), UNAAB chapter, held at the College of Veterinary Medicine auditorium.

In his lecture, Mr. Somoye gave a lucid explanation of values and uses of Information as agent of change and catalyst for social development, which the youth should embrace with a new resolve.

Alluding to the maxim ‘information is power’, the speaker said, the ability to process and analyze information by people, confer on them the power for exploits, which ultimately distinguish them from contemporaries

According to him, “the forefathers of our immediate society developed the art of transportation that enabled them to move from one location to another through magical power, but was termed ‘wizardry’ while the Europeans fly airplane as ‘science’ ”.

He attributed the break in the chain of information from the African ancestors to the present generation, occasioned by illiteracy, to be largely responsible to the developmental and technological retardation, currently experienced in the continent.

Also speaking at the event, the President of the Association, Comrade Adebayo Oketooto, lauded the administration of the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Oluwafemi Balogun, for enabling a conducive learning environment and also described him as the “Architect of Modern UNAAB”.

The President reminisced on the landmark achievements of his administration and urged all NAASites to continuously seek information that could contribute meaningfully to the development of the country and the world at large.

VC Gives Kudos to AWARD - Calls For Stronger Tie

 

Representative of the Vice-Chancellor, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, (Dev.), Prof. Segun Lagoke speaking at the occasion while the Acting Registrar, Mr. Adeleke Adeboye(2nd right), Leader of AWARD team, Ms. Dorothy Mukhebi (2nd right), UNAAB Director of CENIP, Dr. Olukayode Akinyemi (1st left) and Chairman UNAAB CODAD and AWARD Mentor, Prof. (Mrs) Daisy Eruvbetine (2nd left)

 

The African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD), headquartered in Kenya, has paid a courtesy visit on the University Community.

The AWARD team led by Ms. Dorothy Mukhebi alongside Ms. Karen Homer and Ms. Marion Kihori engaged the University community in an interactive session at the Senate Chambers, during the visit.

Welcoming the team, the University’s Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Oluwafemi Olaiya Balogun, represented by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Development), Professor Segun Lagoke, lauded the initiative of AWARD, with a commendation of the immeasurable impact its activities had bestowed on the University.

Professor Balogun observed that AWARD had impacted on the University in the areas of human capital development, agricultural research and training, with a major achievement in the development of agricultural experts for the continent, of which UNAAB commands an appreciable number of beneficiaries.

The Vice-Chancellor also commended the efforts of the Rockefeller Foundation, the sponsor of the organisation, with a call for continuous enlistment of the University staff on its subsequent initiatives, promising that the University will always be willing to offer it support and cooperation, as may be required.

In her remarks, the leader of the AWARD delegation, Ms. Dorothy Mukhebi, commended the University for its commitment in the pursuit of its mandate objectives and that the organisation was proud to have members of the community as both mentors and mentees, on its programmes.

Ms. Mukhebi stated that the organisation, established in 2008, had made great impact in the development of women, with the aim of strategically positioning them for impactful efforts in agricultural research and training.

The widely travelled Mentor, under the AWARD’s mentoring initiative, reiterated the importance of improving the ratio of women participation at senior management levels as compared to the high number of males involved in the industry.

From a slide presentation, Ms Dorothy stressed that the majority of those engaged in production, processing and marketing Africa’s food are women, but regrettably, only one in four agricultural researchers, is female.

In his words, a Mentor under the AWARD initiative and President of UNAAB Alumni Association, Prof. Lateef Sanni, appreciated the visit of the AWARD team and assured of a further cooperation in the Mentoring scheme.

Mrs. Petra Abdulsalam-Saghir, a Mentee and Lecturer in the Department of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development of the University, thanked AWARD for the “baskets of opportunities” availed her through the mentoring programme.

 

According to Mrs. Abdulsalam-Saghir, the mentoring programme had boosted her confidence level, compared to her former timid disposition, prior to enlisting in the mentoring programme, stressing that she had just returned from a Conference in Ghana, sponsored by AWARD, where she represented the University and Nigeria, with an opportunity of meeting several Ministers of African States.

 

 

 

Get Clearance Before Hanging Your Banners - Management Warns UNAAB Community

The authorities of the University has appealed to members of the University Community to subject banners for their programmes to professional scrutiny and clearance from the Directorate of Public Relations, before hanging them at the main entrance of the institution.

The clearance, according to the authorities, became imperative in order to curtail the excesses of arbitrary display of sub-standard banners that have over time, noted to be capable of compromising the corporate image of the University.

To this end, members of the community had been encouraged to seek professional assistance and advice from the Directorate of Public Relations, for the production of banners and sundry communication materials, towards ensuring befitting concepts, in term of specification and standard.

Members of the University Community, particularly Unions and Associations were further enjoined to obtain the approval of the Directorate of Public Relations before placing their banners, in order not to risk their being removed.

UNAAB VC,
Prof. Oluwafemi Olaiya Balogun

 

 

UNAAB 33rd Inaugural Lecture Holds Wednesday -       To be Delivered by Prof. Muyiwa Ayodele

Professor Muyiwa Segun Ayodele

The University’s 33rd Inaugural Lecture will hold this week, Wednesday, May 18, 2011 at the Julius Okojie Lecture Theatre Complex, by 3:00pm prompt, with guests expected to be seated by 2:30pm.

The Inaugural Lecturer is Professor Muyiwa Segun Ayodele, a Plant Reproductive Biology and Systematic expert from the Department of Biological Sciences, College of Natural Sciences (COLNAS).

He is equally the Programme Leader, Biosciences Research Programme of the Institute of Food Security Environmental Resources and Agricultural Research (IFSERAR).

The title of the Lecture is “Flowers, Thorns and Thistles: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Conglomerate Colonizers of Planet Earth”, with the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Oluwafemi Balogun as the Chairman.

I Need UNAAB’s Support Like Never Before - New Crescent VC

 

… As Muslim Community Fetes Him

The newly appointed Vice-Chancellor of Crescent University, Abeokuta, Professor Kehinde Okeleye, has solicited the support of the Management and former colleagues at the University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, for the success of his tenure and the growth of the institution entrusted in his care.

 

With a passionate voice that depicted humility and strong determination for success, the new Vice-Chancellor and professor of Agronomy, made the plea at a Thanksgiving Reception organized in his honour by UNAAB Islamic community, recently.

Professor Kehinde Okeleye, who was the immediate past Director of Academic Planning of UNAAB, while speaking at the Reception, said the challenges of his new office were enormous, thereby necessitating the support of all associates and well-wishers.

According to him, “we need  assistance, especially from UNAAB authorities and the entire Community.  There is no way we won’t beckon on UNAAB because Yoruba adage says ‘the person who sleeps closest to you will be definitely hit when you are fast asleep”.

Professor Okeleye, who is a former Director of the Student Industrial Work Experience Scheme, (SIWES) expressed his strong determination to succeed, stating “the opportunity I had in UNAAB, especially to serve in various capacities has emboldened me to take over the challenges at Crescent University”.

He described Crescent University as a young institution that has been making giant strides within a short period of existence, adding that his appointment to manage the affairs of the institution came as a pleasant surprise.

Professor Okeleye, satirically referred, in the early 90’s, as the Course Tutor  for Crop Production and Protection (CPP) 201 and CPP 202, as “See Pepper Pepper” and “Compound Peoples Problem” by his former students, thanked the organizer, for “the big honour”, with a promise not to betray the confidence reposed in him.

Earlier in his Opening Remarks, the Amir of the UNAAB Muslim Community, Dr. Taofiq Mabayomije  Salisu, described Professor Okeleye’s appointment as being destined, with an assurance that Allah will see him through, not only to the next level but to greater heights.


Prof. Kehinde Okeleye, Vice-Chancellor, Crescent University

 

UNAAB Governing Council Meeting Begins Today

The 66th Statutory Meeting of the Governing Council of the University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (UNAAB) begins today Monday, May 9, 2011.

It will end on Friday, May 13, 2011.

According to a release signed by the Acting Registrar and Secretary to Council, Mr. Adeleke Adeboye, scheduled activities include the meeting of the Appointments and Promotions Committee for Academic Staff (APCAS), the meeting of the Appointments and Promotions Committee for Non-Teaching Staff (APCONTS) and the Governing Council’s Statutory Meeting.


Chief Olakunle Osayemi, Pro-Chancellor, UNAAB

 

 

UNAAB Applies For Police Station

 

The Management of the University has formally applied for the establishment of a Police Station on its expansive Campus, for enhanced protection of life and property.

The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Oluwafemi Olaiya Balogun, disclosed this while on a recent Field Trip to Programme Sites of the University’s Institute of Food Security, Environmental Resources and Agricultural Research (IFSERAR).

The Vice-Chancellor, who sounded confident of the eventual approval of the request by Police high command, said a formal application

has been processed through the Ogun State Police headquarters to the Inspector-General of Police.

According to Professor Balogun, the University has concluded arrangement to build befitting office and residential accommodation for the Police personnel that would be deployed to the institution, while a Patrol-Van will also be procured to facilitate effective and round-the-hour surveillance of facilities.

Professor Balogun said the Management will also construct an Observation Tower of about 12 metres high, to enable an unhindered environmental scanning of the University’s facilities.

The Vice-Chancellor said recent noticeable presence of marauders, coupled with the incessant encroachment of cattle-rearers on the University property, further necessitated the need for Police presence in the University.

Staff of IFSERAR had during the Field Trip, lodged complaints with the Vice-Chancellor on an incident of near-deadly attack by the Fulani nomads on some casual field workers, recently.

 

UNAAB VC Makes Case For Man O’ War

Representative of the Vice-Chancellor, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Development, 
Prof. Segun Lagoke (in Man 0’ War uniform) taking the salute at the occasion

 

The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Oluwafemi Olaiya Balogun, has called on Government establishments, corporate organisations and well meaning Nigerians to engage the Man ‘O’ War volunteers as means of stemming the tide of social vices among the youths, especially in tertiary institutions.

Professor Balogun who was represented by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Development, Professor Segun Lagoke, made the call in his Address at the Passing Out Parade/Investiture Programme of the Man ‘O’ War, University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (UNAAB), Area Command.

The Vice-Chancellor who noted with dismay the alarming rate of cultism, rancor, acrimony and other social vices among Nigerian youths, blamed the negative tendencies on idleness and unbridled peer influence.

Describing Man ‘O’ War as a highly disciplined youth-oriented organization, Prof. Balogun commended the UNAAB Branch for contributing towards the prevailing peace on the University Campus.

He stressed that the selfless services the organization had been rendering during University programmes and at private events of members of the academic community, were exemplary.

Professor Balogun therefore called on government establishments, corporate organizations, donor agencies and well meaning Nigerians to support the noble cause of Man ‘O’ War as a vital means of engaging the youths productively.

In his Welcome Address, the outgoing Coordinator-In-Chief, Man ‘O’ War Nigeria, UNAAB Area Command, Patriot Olaniyan Kehinde, spoke on some of his achievements during his tenure.

He said a task force named Safety Response Squad, saddled with the responsibility of ensuring a security tight and conducive environment was inaugurated, while more squads such as the Rifle Squad, Special Squad, and Band Squad were also formed, among others.

The new Coordinator-In-Chief, Patriot Oyedokun Oyetola Adetoyese, while delivering his address shortly after his induction, assured of his commitment to the club, with a determination to sail the ship on the turbulent sea, as depicted on Man ‘O’ War logo, safely to its destination.

 

 

 

HOUSING UNITS UP FOR GRAB

 

Members of the University Community have been encouraged to take advantage of the set of Housing Units available at the Obada-Oko Area of Abeokuta.

A release by the Chief Executive Officer, Gideon Titles Limited, a Real Estate firm, Mr Adekunle Olujobi, urged University staff to apply for allocation in the 322 housing units with a further 100 units to be constructed on a 50 hectares of land.

According to Mr. Olujobi, the units consist of 3-Bedroom Bungalows without garage, 3-Bedroom Bungalows with lockup garage, 4-Bedroom Bungalows with lockup garage and 4-Bedroom Duplex with lockup garage.

The Estate, jointly managed by the Federal Housing Authority (FHA) and Gideon Titles Limited, has recreational facilities such as Club House, Swimming Pool, Squash Court, Gymnasium, Basketball Court and Soccer pitch.

Interested staff requiring further information, are to contact either of the following:

Dayo Adegbuyi on 0812 329 7496 or the CEO, Gideon Titles Ltd, Mr Adekunle Olujobi on 0803 827 9855.

 

 

Agric Potentials Is Far From Being Realized ... VC, UNAAB Dons

 

 

Representative of the Vice-Chancellor, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Development, Prof. Segun ‘Lagoke delivering his speech.
On his right is the Director of AMREC, Prof. (Mrs) Carolyn Afolami and left, Director, IFSERAR, Prof. Segun Osinowo

 

The Vice-Chancellor, University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (UNAAB), Professor Oluwafemi Olaiya Balogun has declared that the potentials of the agricultural sector in contributing to the economic growth of the nation, is still far from being fully realized.

He blamed the development on inherent technical, socio-economic, organizational and institutional constrains, which according to him led to rural under-employment, depressed living conditions and massive rural-urban migration of able-bodied youths.

Professor Balogun stated this, while opening a Pre-Season Training Workshop for farmers, organized by the University’s Agricultural Media Resources and Extension Centre (AMREC).

Represented by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor Development, Professor Segun Lagoke, Professor Balogun said in order to curtail the constraints, there was an urgent need for the intensification of extension services and the provision of required supports for enhanced productivity of farmers.

The Vice-Chancellor pointed out that UNAAB has been responding to these demands through the remarkable progress of its tripodal mandate of Teaching, Research and Extension Services, with direct focus on rural communities.

The Vice-Chancellor described the Pre-Season training as another step in the right direction, noting that UNAAB had on annual basis, been training selected farmers on different aspects of resource mobilization in preparation for farming seasons.

Professor Balogun who commended AMREC for bringing experts to train the farmers urged the latter to take advantage of the training to enhance their skills and productivity.

Earlier in her Welcome Address, the Director of AMREC, Professor Carolyn Afolami, while stressing the need for the training,  lamented that despite favourable climate, abundant land mass and teeming farming population , Nigeria is still facing acute food scarcity.

Professor Afolami pointed out that with only five percent farming population, in the United States of America, the country has achieved food sufficiency while Nigeria with over 75 per cent farming population is still ravaged by hunger and poverty.

Prof. Afolami blamed the development on lack of fund, technical know-how, farming equipment, unfavourable pricing of farm produce and marketing, among others.

She assured the participating farmers from twenty-one villages, that AMREC will work towards ensuring they benefited from the Federal Government’s N1 billion agricultural loan and usage of Tractors, which had been of concern to them.

Speaking in the same vein, the Director of the Institute of Food Security, Environmental Resources and Agricultural Research (IFSERAR), Professor Segun Osinowo, frowned at the lackluster approach to farming in the Southwest, saying the idea of relinquishing farming to hired-hands, cannot be productive.

Professor Osinowo observed that the attitude was responsible for the inability of farmers from the region to produce pepper at appreciable commercial quantity, thus depending on massive importation from the North.

Prof. Osinowo said as part of efforts to check the menace, IFSERAR is looking towards encouraging production of portable machine as a practical replacement to hoes and cutlasses.

 

 

 

Health Services Thank VC … For Pro-activeness

 

The Board of the University’s Health Services, had expressed appreciation to the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Oluwafemi Olaiya Balogun, for his proactive intervention in the health sector.

The commendation which was contained in a release endorsed by the Chairman of the Board, Professor E.B Otesile, noted with delight, “your (Vice-Chancellor) proactive intervention and generosity towards the affairs of the University’s Health Services”.

Professor Otesile disclosed that “equipment worth several millions of Naira were installed in the UNAAB Health Centre” earlier in the year and that the intervention had propelled the Health Centre to be ranked among those with the highest number of bed-spaces, across Universities.

The Chairman observed that the huge investment in the health sector will be of immense benefit to staff and students of the University.

Similarly, the staff of the University’s Health Centre, has expressed appreciation to the Management for what they referred to as an “unprecedented show of favour”, to the Department.

The staff, in a release signed by their Acting Director, Dr. A. O Amusan, thanked the Management for the infrastructural face-lifting of their Conference Room, praying for continuous guidance by God, of the Professor Balogun-led administration.

 

UNAAB Empowers Retiring Staff

 

A 2-day Pre-Retirement Plan Workshop for potential retirees of the University and their counterparts in sister establishments will commence on Tuesday, May 10, 2011 at COLANIM Lecture Theatre.

A Release by the Board of Trustees for Pension Administration, said the focus of the Workshop will dwell on entrepreneurship and how to be gainfully engaged in a post-retirement life.

Resource Persons for the Workshop are expected from diverse organizations and sectors of the economy, such as the Small and Medium Scale Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN), National Pension Commission (PENCOM), First Bank of Nigeria (FBN) and Bank of Industry (BoI).

The Workshop will expose participants to topics such as Setting up a viable project; Business Plan and Feasibility Study Preparation; Developments in the Pension Industry; Banking Facilities for Small and Medium Scale Businesses; Development and Management of Small and Medium Scale Industries; A Retiree in Successful Business, among others.

 

 

2011 General Elections – VC Thanks Staff

 

The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Oluwafemi Olaiya Balogun, has commended the efforts of all staff of the University that served at various levels during the just concluded general elections in the country.

The Vice-Chancellor gave the commendation at a Management meeting, held in the Conference Room of the University’s Public Relations Directorate, last Thursday.

It will be recalled that the Vice-Chancellor was also appointed as the Returning Officer for Ogun State during the elections, with the responsibilities of announcing the results of the Presidential and Gubernatorial elections.

It was also noted that the bulk of the Returning Officers used by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), for the 20 Local Government areas of Ogun State, were sourced from the ranks of the Academic and Non-Teaching staff of the University.

Professor Balogun said it was a welcome development and that he was very surprised to see a lot of his staff, engaged for the national assignment.

The Vice-Chancellor said the caliber of officials used for the exercise further lend credence to the polls credibility, thereby commending the University staff for proving their mettle in ensuring that people’s votes counted.

Though UNAAB Bulletin could not have access to the full list of the University Staff that participated during the elections, as at Press time, but it can authoritatively reveal that Dr. Biodun Badmus (COLNAS) and Dr. O.M Sogunle (COLANIM) served as Returning Officer and Collating Officer, respectively at Obafemi/Owode Local Government while Dr. Adebayo Oni (COLANIM) was at Imeko/Afon; Dr. Festus Adeosun (COLERM), Sagamu; Dr. Israel Abiala (COLNAS), Abeokuta South; Mr. Peter Akinlabi, Deputy Registrar, Student Affairs also served as Collating Officer in Odogbolu.

 

 

 

TEEAL/AGORA/OARE Training-of-Trainer Workshop

The Information Training and Outreach Centre for Africa (ITOCA) in collaboration with the University of Agriculture, Abeokuta organizes a three-day workshop to train librarians, academics and scientists in the use of electronic scientific journal delivery programmes, principally TEEAL, AGORA and OARE.

The training workshop will accommodate up to 30 participants selected from academic and research institutions in Nigeria.

The course will be held at theUniversity of Agriculture, Abeokuta from 7th– 9thJune, 2011.

Application closes on 16th May, 2011.

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UNAAB Bursar Becomes ICAN Fellow

 

 

Mr. Moses Ilesanmi (R) being congratulated by ICAN President, Major-General Sebastian Achulike Owuama (Rtd.)
after being conferred as a Fellow of the Institute.

 

 

The University’s Acting Bursar, Mr. Moses Ilesanmi, now proudly wears the insignia of FCA, as he has been bestowed with the Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria.

At the occasion, held at the ICAN Centre, Lagos, where 604 distinguished members were conferred with the prestigious Fellowship status, Mr. Ilesanmi said, “this is the highest one can go in the distinguished Accountancy profession", vowing to uphold the watchwords of the Institute, in Integrity and Accuracy, in all his professional conducts.

Speaking with UNAAB Bulletin, Mr. Ilesanmi said, becoming a fellow of ICAN required a lot of hardwork and sacrifice, describing the honour as a lifetime achievement to which, he expressed gratitude to God and admonished upcoming professionals to be steadfast.

Speaking at the event, the Special Guest of Honour, Prince Julius Adelusi-Adeluyi, charged the awardees to live up to their new billing by working towards greater strides in their different areas of assignment.

Prince Adeluyi enjoined them to give objective advice, commendable resource management  and promote the goodwill of the profession, as its ambassadors.

Also speaking at the event, the ICAN President, Major-General Sebastian Achulike Owuama (Rtd.), congratulated the new Fellows for having been found competent, worthy and excellent in their fields of specialization, and for upholding the ethics and conducts of the Accountancy profession.

 

UL Tenure Expires

 

The tenure of office of the University Librarian, Mr. Abayomi Agboola expires on Tuesday, May 24, 2011.

Mr. Agboola took-over from the pioneer University Librarian, Dr. Taofiq Salisu, currently the Director of the Institute for Human Resources Development (INHURD), on May 25, 2001 and was re-appointed for another five-year tenure on May 25, 2006.

Mr. Agboola has therefore expressed his appreciation to the University’s Governing Council as well as the Management for the opportunity to serve the University on two occasions while he lauded the incumbent Vice-Chancellor, Professor Oluwafemi Balogun for the support, encouragement and cooperation to effectively discharge his responsibilities.

The out-going University Librarian noted with nostalgia, the tremendous progress in the Library in the last four years, particularly the establishment of three College Libraries, construction of the modern Library building for INHURD and the massive recruitment of Librarians, which he noted has “tripled the number on ground as at May 2007”.

Mr. Agboola also commended the initiative for the expansion of the Work Study Programme in the Library which had afforded many financially-challenged students, the opportunity of part-time employment.

In reminiscent, Mr. Agboola enthused, “this exhilarating experience and opportunity will be etched in my memory for the remaining part of my life”.

The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Oluwafemi Balogun had on behalf of the entire University appreciated the invaluable contributions of the out-going University Librarian to the development of the institution, wishing him well in his future endeavours.

 

IFSERAR Programme Leaders Speak On Projects

Some Programme Leaders of the Institute of Food Security, Environmental Resources and Agricultural Research (IFSERAR), have been highlighting the basic features and benefits of several projects of the Institute, especially the Kalahari Red Goats Projects at the Opeji Village.

They gave the insight while briefing the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Oluwafemi Olaiya Balogun and his Management team at the various project sites during a recent Field Trip.

Briefing the Vice-Chancellor at the Biosciences Farm Site, the Programme Leader, Professor Muyiwa Segun Ayodele, informed that the site will soon be producing seedlings in large number for supply to farmers and researchers.

Similarly, Professor Ayodele further disclosed that the Farm Site is also looking forward to producing small laboratory animals such as Rabbit and Guinea Pigs for research purposes and at “ready made” for the use of pharmaceutical industries, teaching hospitals and food industries.

Besides, the Programme Leader also revealed that the Site would soon be producing animals in customized forms, “such that if you want to produce drug on hypertension, we will customize rats to have hypertensive symptoms, thereby becoming a clearing house of sort to experts in the field”.

He expressed confidence for the high demand for ‘customized animals’ by researchers, health personnel and relevant industries, as a result of the few number of Research Centres and Farm Sites that are currently in the business.

Professor Ayodele assured that the project will effectively be a revenue-earner for the University, when it eventually takes-off.

Also briefing the Vice-Chancellor at the Crop/Poultry Unit Site 1, the Acting Programme Leader for Aquaculture, Professor Godfrey Nnamdi Ezeri informed of the plan to “impound the seasonal stream” on the Site, into a dam.

He explained that the Dam will serve as reservoir, not only for aquaculture but as well for livestock, seedlings, fish pond and for Agricultural Engineering during dry season plantation.

Prof. Ezeri discovered that the Dam when completed will also serve as a veritable training ground for students.

At the IFSERAR Farm Site 2, Professor Victor Olowe, while briefing the Vice-Chancellor, disclosed that land preparation for the next planting season, was already ongoing at the Site.

He recalled that last year, Soyabean, covering 0.6 hectares was planted with a yield of 500kg, while a total of 12.5 hectares of maize was planted, leading to the harvest of over seven tones, which were sold.

Professor Olowe said the harvest would have been more, but for the fact that planting preparation started late, due to unavoidable circumstances, adding however that IFSERAR has started early this year in order to reap bountiful harvests.

 

Director, IFSERAR,
Prof. Segun Osinowo

 

President Renames National Industrial Court

 

The Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (Third Alteration Act) of 2010, has been assented to by the President and Commander-in-Chief of the Nigerian Armed Forces, Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan.

By the alteration, the National Industrial Court is now constitutionally recognized as a Superior Court of Record and would henceforth be addressed as THE NATIONAL INDUSTRIAL COURT OF NIGERIA.

An official memo, issued by the President of the National Industrial Court of Nigeria, Hon. Justice B.A. Adejumo, said the alteration took effect from March 4, 2011 and called on University staff, particularly lecturers, to keep abreast of the development.

Hon. Adejumo disclosed that details of the alteration are contained in the Federal Republic of Nigeria Official Gazette, No. 20, Lagos, of March 7, 2011. Vol. 98, Government Notice No. 103.

 

IDEP Fellowships Beckon

 

The African Institute for Economic Development and Planning (IDEP), has announced on its web, a call for application and nomination into its Fellowships programmes.

A release by the Director, IDEP, Mr Adebayo Olukoshi, the Fellowship Programmes include Visiting Fellowships for Policy Officials, Visiting Fellowships for Policy Researchers (IDEP Tajudeen AbdulRaheem Fellowships) and the Intra-African Study Visit Fellowships for Policy Officials.

According to Mr. Olukoshi, applications and nominations can be submitted by e-mail, fax or post, while additional information can be retrieved from the IDEP’s website on http://www.unidep.org.

 

CENIP International Lecture Series

Presenter:    Dr. Joseph Shevel, President, Galilee Management Institute, Israel

Title: “Role of Universities on Social & Economic Development: Implementation of the Israeli Experience to Nigeria”

Date: 23rd May, 2011

Venue: Senate Chamber

Time: 9.00 a.m

UNAAB Union Leaders Task FG …. As Workers Marked Day Nationwide

Workers across the country on Monday marked the May Day, with rallies in some parts of the Federation.

Labour leaders and their teeming members used the day to stage rallies, during which they pressed home afresh, their demands for the implementation of their existing agreement with the Federal Government which include the minimum wage and other improved welfare conditions.

Here in UNAAB, Union leaders also joined their counterparts nationwide to advance the cause of their members, in an exclusive chat with  UNAAB Bulletin.

Baring the minds of his members, the Chairman, UNAAB Branch of the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU), Mr. Abdul-sobur Salaam, stressed the need for President

Goodluck Jonathan to tackle the implementation of the N18,000 new minimum wage “head-long”.

He pointed out that a situation whereby implementations were done only at the Federal level, with little or no commitment at the State and Council tiers of government would not only amount to scratching the issue on the surface, but will also be counter-productive.

Speaking in the same vein, the Chairman of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), UNAAB Branch, Dr. Olusiji Sowande, observed with serious concern that the Federal Government had only implemented “a fraction” of the agreement reached with the Union in 2009.

According to him, the Federal Government is yet to address and implement the vital aspect of the agreement which include University autonomy, funding and better conditions of service.

He advised that workers demands and their welfares should not be handled with levity but should be of utmost priority to all levels of government.

Also speaking, the former Deputy Chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Ogun State Chapter, Comrade Emmanuel Bankole, charged President Jonathan to reciprocate the enviable support which the teeming Nigerian workers gave him through their massive votes at the last Presidential polls.

Comrade Bankole, who is the University’s Administrator for Environmental Management Unit (EMU) and immediate Past Chairman of SSANU, said the only way the nation’s helmsman could reciprocate workers support at the polls is to look beyond  the N18,000 minimum wage in bettering their lots.

For the National Association of Academic Technicians (NAAT), the UNAAB Branch Chairman, Comrade (Engr.) Adebukola Adetiloye, also reiterated the need for the full implementation of the new minimum wage by all tiers of government.

He was however more apt on the urgent need for the apex government to improve electricity supply to the nation in the next two years, noting that epileptic power supply had been hampering smooth operations of practical activities in the laboratories by his members.

He stressed that the situation (erratic power supply) would have been worse, but for the proactive intervention of the University Management.


SSANU Chairman, Com. Sobur Salaam


ASUU Chairman, Dr. Siji Sowande