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The 2nd DNA FINGERPRINTING WORKSHOP

University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (UNAAB) Genomic Group
in conjunction with:

  • Institute of Food Security, Environmental Resources and Agricultural Research (IFSERAR) UNAAB;
  • Third World Academy of Sciences, Italy;
  • Department of Biotechnology, India; AND
  • Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnosis, Hyderabad, India


Present: The 2nd DNA FINGERPRINTING WORKSHOP

Theme: DNA Fingerprinting for Authentic judgement, Immigration, Crimeand Industrial Quality Control and National Development.

Date: Monday, 25th - Friday, 29th July, 2011
Fees: N50,000 (Foreign Participants - USD 400)
Venue: University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria (Biotechnology Centre)

Resource Persons:
1.   Dr. Rupinder Kaur
Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnosis (CDFD), Hyderabad, India

2.  Dr. Anupuma Raina
All Indians Institute of Medical Sciences (AIMS), New Delhi, India

Registration:

All participants are required to register online using the following formats:
Name (Surname first)
Organisation
Phone number
Payment teller number
to this e-mail address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Closing Date:
The closing date for registration is 30th June, 2011.

Payments:
Workshop fees could be paid on or before the closing date (30/6/2011) at any GTBank Branch Nationwide into:
Account Number: 906-435517-111
Bank: GTBank UNAAB Branch
Account Name: Dr. Oluwatoyin Afolabi

Fore more Information download the workshop details here

Invitation to Pre-Season Training Workshop on Soybean Production and Cultivation

Agricultural Media resources and Extension Centre (AMREC) is organising a Pre-season Training Workshop on soybean Production and Cultivation for farmers in Ogun state.

Tre Pre-season Training Workshop is part of the collaboration between Nestle Nigeria Plc and AMREC/UNAAB, and it aims at focusing on production and cultivation of soybean.

The programme is slated as follows:

Date: Thursday, June 16, 2011
Time: 10.00a.m
Venue: COLNAS Auditorium

UNAAB SIWES Holds Zonal Coordinators’ Meeting

 

L-R, The Acting Librarian, Dr. (Mrs) Mulikat Salam, DVC (Academic), Prof. Chryss Onwuka,
DVC (Development), Prof. Segun Lagoke, Zonal Area Manager (ITF), Mr. Abayo Osasona and Director (SIWES), Prof. Michael Ajala at the Meeting.

 

The Student Industrial Work Experience Scheme (SIWES), has been described as an essential tool for exposing students to work methods and techniques in handling equipment and machinery which may not be available in their various institutions.

The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Oluwafemi Olaiya Balogun, said this at the 2011 2nd Quarter, SIWES Zonal Coordinators’ Meeting, held in the Senate Chamber of the University.

The Vice-Chancellor who was represented at the occasion by his Deputy in charge of Development, Prof. Segun Lagoke, said the Scheme also offers students windows of opportunities to apply their knowledge in real work situations, thereby bridging the gap between theory and practice.

Emphasizing the demonstrated University’s interest in the scheme, not only in the establishment of the Directorate of SIWES, but also in meeting all the needed and recommended facilities, including having a separate bank account and a functional vehicle for the Scheme.

The Vice-Chancellor, while appreciating the efforts of the Industrial Training Fund (ITF) in paying Staff supervisory allowances, appealed to it, to expedite action on the payment of the outstanding student allowances for the 2007/2008 and 2008/2009 academic sessions.

Also speaking at the Meeting, the Zonal Area Manager, ITF, Mr. Abayo Osasona, reminisced on the antecedents of UNAAB SIWES Directors from Prof. Kehinde Okeleye through Prof. Chryss Onwuka to Prof. Michael Ajala, commending their individual contributions.

Mr. Osasona implored the University Management to accommodate students from other tertiary institutions within the State for Industrial Training while giving kudos to the Management for the massive physical transformation of its campus.

In his Welcome Address, the Director, UNAAB SIWES, Professor Michael Ajala, reiterated the dwindling financial support of the Federal Government to ITF, with a pat on the back for the determination of the Zonal Managers in sustaining SIWES.

Professor Ajala commended the Chief Executive of the University, Prof. Oluwafemi Olaiya Balogun, whose administrative style, he noted, “leaves nothing to be desired for his paternal encouragement and his prudent management of resources, coupled with his open-door policy of administration which in turn, is a testimony to the quality of his leadership”, he said.

 

 

Webometrics Unit is Internationalizing Research in UNAAB – Coordinator

The Webometric Unit of the University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, had commenced the process of internationalizing research efforts in the institution.

The Unit Coordinator, Dr. Olusegun Folorunso, who gave the hint through a release made available to UNAAB Bulletin, also revealed that the Unit would soon come up with an initiative for the development of Knowledge Centre for Agriculture and other allied programmes in the University.

According to him the internationalization of the University researches “will help ensure an internal improvement in standard and ultimately a subsequent increase in quality”.

Highlighting the impact of the Unit, the Coordinator stated that it has been able to establish a web-based repository of courseware for UNAAB students at various levels which enable them to easily follow their lecturers, read ahead of classes, even during holidays.

Dr. Folorunso urged the UNAAB community to appreciate the functions of the Webometrics Unit and use its various platforms to update their profiles, as well as visiting the UNAAB’s social and academic networks on the web.

While predicting a better status for UNAAB in the next University ranking, the Coordinator stated that strategies had been reviewed and that the Unit will not relent, given the unflinching support of the Vice-Chancellor.


Webometrics Coordinator, Dr. Olusegun Folorunso

DelPHE 5 Research Project Training Workshop Holds July 18

 

The University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, (UNAAB), in conjunction with Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi, Ghana, will hold a Development Partnerships in Higher Education, (DelPHE 5) Research Project Workshop from July 18 to 22, 2011, at the Biotechnology Centre, UNAAB.

A release signed by the Principal Investigator, DelPHE 5 Research Project, Prof. A.R Popoola, informed that UNAAB is the lead partner, while the project is funded by Department for International Development (DfID) and managed by the British Council.

The release further revealed that the Research Project is a theoretical and practical Training Workshop, focusing on Molecular Screening of Tomatoes for Resistance to Wilt Pathogens.

 

Scholarship offer for PG Students & Assistant Lecturers

 

The Committee of Deans of Postgraduate Schools (CDPGS) of Nigerian Universities is inviting First Class and Second Class Upper degree holders in  Science and Engineering, to apply for a special training programme on the development of purpose–driven researches.

The training will be bankrolled by the African Renaissance Institutes of Science and Technology (ARIST) in collaboration with CDPGS, the African University of Science and Technology (AUST) and Kwara State University (KWASU).

The programme is designed for Postgraduate Students and Assistant Lecturers that are currently enrolled as Masters and Doctoral students in the areas of Science, Technology and sustainable development in Nigerian Universities.

Course modules of the programme include Water Purification and Water Treatment, Eco-innovation and sustainable design, Bio-medical innovation and Global Health.

Others are Database Development and Management, Super Pavement Materials, Bio-exploration, Cervical Cancer Detection, among others.

Interested candidates have been advised to apply through e-mail   with one or two-page CV, letters of support from their Ph.D advisor and the Dean of their Postgraduate School. They are to also make available, their transcript and a single-page letter of purpose, to Professor Oluwatoyin T. Ogundipe at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

West African Govts Commend UNAAB

 


L-R, UNAAB VC, Prof. Oluwafemi Olaiya Balogun, Rep. of the Guest Lecturer, Dr. Abdulkareem Obaje,
Rep. of the the Sierra Leonean Ambassador, Mr. Doddley Elliot and the Gambian Ambassador,  Mrs. Angela B. Colley

The Governments of The Gambia, Liberia and Sierra-Leone has commended the University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, for pioneering scholarship scheme for African states, through its UNAAB Foreign African Scholarship Scheme (UFASS).

Speaking through their diplomats to Nigeria, the Governments said by virtue of the scholarships offered their citizens, Nigeria has again confirmed her “big brother” status in Africa, adding that the country was on the way to consolidating her leadership role in the continent, through UNAAB.

Besides, the Government of the three countries also agreed that through the scholarships, the dying African spirit and culture of sharing, caring and oneness would yet be resuscitated.

The West African Diplomats stated this in their individual remarks at the Graduation Ceremony of the pioneer beneficiaries of the UNAAB Foreign African Scholarship Scheme (UFASS), held in the University’s senate Chamber last Tuesday.

In her remarks, The Gambian High Commissioner to Nigeria, Mrs. Angela B. Colley said “UNAAB’s UFASS programme is a blessing to Africa.  I am not surprised, Nigeria is the power house of Africa, West Africa in particular”.

According to her, “With the UFASS Programme, Nigeria is bringing back the African culture of sharing, culture of caring, culture of oneness, which long has been eroded from our society”.

The Gambian High Commissioner added “I am lauding this feat of Nigeria through UNAAB because when you bring these students (graduands) from various parts of Africa to come and study here in UNAAB, Nigeria, for six months free of charge, you have created a platform of friendship that will never die”.

Speaking further, Mrs. Colley described the UNAAB Scholarship as “one of Nigeria’s stepping stones to fully retain her pride of place in Africa.  I must say that there is a lot to learn and benefit from Nigeria, and because of this, I will continue to preach the gospel of Nigeria’s ability to lead other African countries”.

She pointed out that “if there’s anybody who believes in the ability of Nigeria, it is the Gambian and that is why The Gambian Attorney-General and Justice Minister is a Nigerian”.

The High Commissioner re-affirmed that “God has blessed Nigeria with every good thing you can think of, the human and mineral resources.  We (sic) Nigerians should therefore be able to show the world that there is more good than what you see in Nigeria”.

Giving his remarks, the Liberian Ambassador to Nigeria, Prof. Al-Hassan Conteh thanked UNAAB for offering ten professionals from the Liberian Ministry of Agriculture, scholarships for a six month intensive programme.

Conteh, who was represented by the Protocol Attaché to the Embassy of Liberia in Lagos, Chief Cliff Nzeruem, said the training will go a long way in retooling and re-sharpening scholars’ skills to help meet the needs of agricultural development in post-conflict Liberia.

Speaking in the same vein, Sierra-Leonean Ambassador to Nigeria Mr. Henry Macaulay, represented by the Secretary in the Lagos Mission’s Office of the Embassy, Mr. Doddley Eliot, said the training will not only empower the graduands but also strengthen the cordial relationship between Sierra-Leone and Nigeria.

 

 

West African Govts Commend UNAAB

 

The Governments of The Gambia, Liberia and Sierra-Leone has commended the University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, for pioneering scholarship scheme for African states, through its UNAAB Foreign African Scholarship Scheme (UFASS).

Speaking through their diplomats to Nigeria, the Governments said by virtue of the scholarships offered their citizens, Nigeria has again confirmed her “big brother” status in Africa, adding that the country was on the way to consolidating her leadership role in the continent, through UNAAB.

Besides, the Government of the three countries also agreed that through the scholarships, the dying African spirit and culture of sharing, caring and oneness would yet be resuscitated.

The West African Diplomats stated this in their individual remarks at the Graduation Ceremony of the pioneer beneficiaries of the UNAAB Foreign African Scholarship Scheme (UFASS), held in the University’s senate Chamber last Tuesday.

In her remarks, The Gambian High Commissioner to Nigeria, Mrs. Angela B. Colley said “UNAAB’s UFASS programme is a blessing to Africa.  I am not surprised, Nigeria is the power house of Africa, West Africa in particular”.

According to her, “With the UFASS Programme, Nigeria is bringing back the African culture of sharing, culture of caring, culture of oneness, which long has been eroded from our society”.

The Gambian High Commissioner added “I am lauding this feat of Nigeria through UNAAB because when you bring these students (graduands) from various parts of Africa to come and study here in UNAAB, Nigeria, for six months free of charge, you have created a platform of friendship that will never die”.

Speaking further, Mrs. Colley described the UNAAB Scholarship as “one of Nigeria’s stepping stones to fully retain her pride of place in Africa.  I must say that there is a lot to learn and benefit from Nigeria, and because of this, I will continue to preach the gospel of Nigeria’s ability to lead other African countries”.

She pointed out that “if there’s anybody who believes in the ability of Nigeria, it is the Gambian and that is why The Gambian Attorney-General and Justice Minister is a Nigerian”.

The High Commissioner re-affirmed that “God has blessed Nigeria with every good thing you can think of, the human and mineral resources.  We (sic) Nigerians should therefore be able to show the world that there is more good than what you see in Nigeria”.

Giving his remarks, the Liberian Ambassador to Nigeria, Prof. Al-Hassan Conteh thanked UNAAB for offering ten professionals from the Liberian Ministry of Agriculture, scholarships for a six month intensive programme.

Conteh, who was represented by the Protocol Attaché to the Embassy of Liberia in Lagos, Chief Cliff Nzeruem, said the training will go a long way in retooling and re-sharpening scholars’ skills to help meet the needs of agricultural development in post-conflict Liberia.

Speaking in the same vein, Sierra-Leonean Ambassador to Nigeria Mr. Henry Macaulay, represented by the Secretary in the Lagos Mission’s Office of the Embassy, Mr. Doddley Eliot, said the training will not only empower the graduands but also strengthen the cordial relationship between Sierra-Leone and Nigeria.

 

 

UNAAB Graduates UFASS Pioneer Set

 

 

Cross section of graduands at the maiden ceremony. Inset, UNAAB VC, Prof. Oluwafemi Olaiya Balogun
presenting a certificate to the Best Graduating Student.

 

The University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (UNAAB), has graduated the pioneer set of its Foreign African Scholarship Scheme (UFASS).

The Graduation ceremony which took place last Tuesday at the University’s Senate Chamber was graced by The Gambian High Commissioner to Nigeria, Mrs. Angela Colley, alongside her Sierra-Leonean and Liberian counterparts, who were represented by the Secretary, Mission’s Office, Mr. Doddley Eliot, and the Protocol Attaché, Chief Cliff Nzeruem, respectively.

The event was hosted by the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Oluwafemi Olaiya Balogun, who led Principal Officers and other top shots of the University, while the Director, Student Support Services, National Universities Commission (NUC), Abuja, Hajia Uwani Yahya who was represented by Dr. Abdulkareem Obaje delivered the Graduation Lecture.

The Acting Registrar, Mr. Adeleke Adeboye presented certificates to a total of ten UFASS beneficiaries who successfully completed a six-month skill acquisition training in various agro-entrepreneurial practices.

A breakdown of the performances of the graduands of whom nine were Liberians with a Gambian, showed Moses S. Davies, a Liberian who studied Vegetable Production in the College of Plant Science and Crop Production (COLPLANT), graduating with Distinction while eight bagged Upper Credit with only one in the Lower Credit bracket.

Speaking at the ceremony, the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Balogun disclosed that the Senate and the Governing Council approved the UNAAB Foreign African Scholarship Scheme (UFASS), as part of the Internationalization efforts of the University, stressing that the scheme aimed at imparting scholars from neighboring African countries with skills for sustainable development and poverty reduction in their home countries.

The Vice-Chancellor charged the graduands to justify their newly-acquired skills, in championing entrepreneurial war against socio-economic predicaments of their home countries.

Delivering a lecture titled, “The Role of Skills Acquisition in Nation Building”, the Director, Student Support Services, of the National Universities Commission, Abuja, Hajia Uwani Yahya, identified systematic exposure to programme on skills acquisition by youths, as panacea to curbing incidences of armed robbery, youth restiveness, kidnapping, suicide bombing and other vices, plaguing the African nations.

Hajia Uwani Yahya, who was represented by Dr. Abdulkareem Obaje, said NUC will leave no stone unturned in the area of youth empowerment, as it is currently collaborating with the Education Trust Fund (ETF) towards building and equipping Entrepreneurship Development Centres in all Nigerian Universities.

Hajia Yahya, described the initiative by UNAAB as visionary and commended it for “weathering the storm of lack of funds, unfavourable business environment to a bold step toward galvanizing this continental effort through the introduction of UFASS”.

 

VC Calls For Recognition Of Soybean Potentials

R-L) Director AMREC, Prof. Carolyn Afolami delivering her speech at the Training with the DVC, 
Development, Prof. Segun Lagoke, Director IFSERAR, Prof. Segun Osinowo and Director SIWES, Prof. M.O Ajala listen with rapt attention.

 

The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Oluwafemi Olaiya Balogun, has called for the recognition of soybean as a major industrial and food crop, with invaluable potentials of alleviating poverty.

Professor Balogun who was represented by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Development), Professor Segun Lagoke, made this disclosure at the On-Campus Capacity-Building programme on Soybean Production for farmers, organized by the University through its extension delivery outfit, the Agricultural Media Resources and Extension Centre (AMREC).

In his speech, the Vice-Chancellor said “this year’s training on Soybean popularization will further strengthen the knowledge of our farmers on Soybean Production”, noting that Soybean is suitable for cultivation on Nigeria soils, with the nation noted as Africa’s largest producer of Soybean and Soy products.

Professor Balogun said the recent increase in demands for Soybean among poultry producers, vegetable oil Industries and other baby/infant formula producing industries has boosted demand for Soybean grains in Nigeria.

The Vice-Chancellor noted with dismay the shortfall in Soybean supply which he attributed to the decline in the general assistance to agriculture and agricultural extension services over the last few decades.

He, therefore, expressed sincere appreciation to the Management of NESTLE Nigeria Plc.  for collaborating with the University to improve the extension service delivery on Soybean production to Southwest Nigerian farmers.

In her address, the Director of AMREC, Professor Carolyn Afolami, said the programme was meant to increase public awareness on the socio-economic importance of soybeans, share experiences, unveil results of the past years of research and development and to address jointly as stakeholders in the project, some of the challenges and constraints associated with production, processing and utilization of the crop.

The AMREC Director, said parts of the objectives of the training were to improve Soybean agronomic practices, post-harvest handling and storage as well as to keep farmers abreast of information on the economic potentials of Soybean cultivation.

The Workshop had representatives from various farm communities in Ogun State with the President of the Rice Farmers Association in Ogun State, Pastor Adenekan in attendance.

 

Internal Audit Calls For Items Specification

 

The Directorate of Internal Audit, has requested Colleges, Departments, Centres and Units to always include appropriate details and specifications, such as Brand, Make and Models of proposed items they intended to purchase on proposals to enhance effective auditing.

A release signed by the Director, Internal Audit, Mrs. Taiwo Aroyeun, informed that such details would assist Audit staff to give informed opinions on commodity prices as well as facilitate speedy audit processing.

 

 

Council Receives 32 Capital Projects Proposals from Management

The Governing Council has approved a list of thirty-two capital projects proposals as freshly presented to it by the University Management, for implementation in the current fiscal year.

This fact was contained in the Digest of Decisions, taken at the 66th Statutory Meeting of the Governing Council of May 13, 2011.

According to the Digest breakdown, endorsed by the Acting Registrar and Secretary to Council, Mr. Adeleke Adeboye, the approved capital projects cut across construction, landscaping, electrification as well as supply and installation of infrastructures.

The projects that received the blessing of Council include the construction of College of Veterinary Medicine (COLVET) Building (Phase II), UNAAB International School (UNIS) Hostel, Phase II and the Central Laboratory Complex.

Others include the construction of Earth Roads at IFSERAR, UNAAB Staff School, UNAAB International School, Zoological Garden, Farm Centre, among others.

The Management would also be embarking on the landscaping of International Scholars and Resource Centre, Postgraduate School/COLFHEC/COLERM Phase II and the 2000-Capacity Central Computer Laboratory projects quadrangle.

 

Chief Lawrence Ayinde Osayemi, Pro-Chancellor, UNAAB

 

NAMPO Agricultural Show Participants Appreciate VC

 

The university's Delegates to the 2011 NAMPO Agricultural Show and Farm Tour in South Africa have expressed appreciation to the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Oluwafemi Olaiya Balogun, for the sponsorship and opportunity given them to attend the programme.

The team, made-up of Deans, Directors and Heads of Farms in the University were exposed to tours of various agricultural enterprises and Farms in South Africa.

The delegation’s focus included identifying agricultural organizations and entreprises that are relevant to the mandates and programmes of the University, with a view to adapting same locally.

The delegates also concentrated on seeking potential partners and collaborators, with recommendations to the University Management for necessary follow up.

Among the places visited by the team, were the EL-Passo Farms, Cullina , South Africa, owned by Ms. Brylyne Chitsunge, who has been collaborating with UNAAB on the Kalahari Goat breeding and production in Nigeria

 

UNAAB Conducts 2011 Promotion Exercise

 

Members of staff of the University, who are eligible for the 2011 promotion, have been advised to submit copies of their Annual Performance Evaluation Report (APER) Forms with their Curriculum Vitae to the Establishment Matters Unit.

According to a release, signed by the Acting Registrar, Mr. Adeleke Adeboye, the Establishment Matters Unit would require 20 copies of the recommended candidates’ Curriculum Vitae for Non-Teaching Staff and 30 copies of same for Academic Staff, using the approved format.

The release further emphasized that eligible members of staff have been given a two-week deadline within which they are expected to complete and submit their APER Forms to the Establishment Matters Unit through their Deans, Heads of Departments or Units.

The Acting Registrar pointed out that “promotion will be guided by the provisions in Chapter Three of the University’s Rules and Regulations, governing the Conditions of Service for both Senior and Junior Staff, as well as the observance of other conditions, as specified by the Appointment and Promotion Committee of Academic Staff (APCAS), in case of Academic Staff.

The release added that availability of established and approved vacancies shall be based on the dictates of due financial provisions, appropriated in the 2011 Budget

 

COBFAS, A Good Initiative - Prof. Salako

The establishment of the Community-Based Farming Scheme (COBFAS), by the Professor Oluwafemi Olaiya Balogun-led administration has been lauded as being a good initiative.

The commendation came from the Director of COBFAS, Professor Felix Salako, in a chat with UNAAB Bulletin, during the transportation exercise of the second batch of COBFAS students to Ode-Lemo, Ogun State, recently.

Professor Salako said the initiative of the Vice-Chancellor should be embraced by well-meaning Nigerians, particularly corporate bodies as well as government at all levels, whom he charged to assist the University financially in sustaining the set goals and objectives of the scheme.

Corroborating Professor Salako, the Dean, Student Affairs, Professor Samuel  Oluwalana, gave  kudos to the Vice-Chancellor for the laudable initiative of the Scheme, saying it was a welcome development.

The Dean admonished students to take advantage of the scheme and plough-back the knowledge gained to both the University and the society in general.

A cross section of students, who spoke with UNAAB Bulletin, extolled the virtues of the Vice-Chancellor and his team for establishing the scheme and called for its sustenance.


Director, COBFAS, Prof. Felix Salako

UNAAB Staff School Entrance Forms on Sale

 

The Admission Forms for the Staff School of the University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, for the 2011/2012 session, are available for sale.

A release signed by the Head-Teacher, Mrs. F.B Alade, disclosed that the form had been on sale since Monday, June 6, 2011at a cost of One Thousand Naira, each.

 

Honorary Degrees’ Committee: Council Approves Change of Name

The Governing Council of the University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (UNAAB), at its 66th statutory meeting, approved the change of name of the Honorary Degrees’ Committee.

It will henceforth be referred to, as Honorary Degrees and Monuments Committee, with new terms of reference.

According to a release, signed by the Acting Registrar of the University and Secretary to the Council, Mr. Adeleke Adeboye, membership of the committee has the Pro-Chancellor as the Chairman with the Vice-Chancellor being the Alternate Chairman, three External Representatives of Council and two Senate Representatives as members, while the Registrar will serve as the Secretary.

The release further added that the Legal Officer is expected to be in attendance at the Committee’s meetings.

The reviewed Terms of Reference of the Committee are:

 

I. To consider and approve recommendations from Senate for the award of Honorary Degrees, Fellowship or the title of Professor Emeritus.

II. To formulate guidelines for naming of University Buildings, Streets and other monumental places for Senate approval; and

III. To make recommendations to Council through Senate for approval of proposed names.


Chief Lawrence Ayinde Osayemi, Pro-Chancellor, UNAAB

UFASS Graduates Pioneer Scholars

 

All is set for the graduation ceremony of the pioneer set of scholars of the UNAAB Foreign African Scholarship Scheme (UFASS), scheduled to hold on Tuesday, June 21, 2011, at the University’s Senate Chamber.

According to a release, issued by the Programme Coordinator, Dr. James Daramola, the event will also witness a Lecture titled, “Role of Skills Acquisition in Nation Building”, to be delivered by a Guest Lecturer, Mrs. Uwani Yahya.

Dignitaries expected to grace the occasion include the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Oluwafemi Olaiya Balogun as the Chief Host, Ambassadors and High Commissioner from Liberia, the Gambian and Republic of Sierra-Leone, to Nigeria respectively, among others.

 

UNAAB Ambulance Emergency Number

 

In its bid to serve the University community better, the Health Services’ Department is calling on members of staff and students to equip themselves with the University’s Ambulance Emergency Hotline.

The Ambulance Emergency Hotline is 0803 297 9644. According to a release by the Acting Director, Health Services, Dr. Abiodun Amusan, callers to the line, must be specific in describing the exact location and nature of emergency at hand.

The release added that flashing and false alarms will not be tolerated on the line.

 

 

Atmosphere Aided My Distinction Status - UFASS Best Graduating Student

 

-  We Will Miss UNAAB - Colleagues

 

The Best Graduating Student of the UNAAB Foreign African Scholarship Scheme (UFASS), Mr. Moses S. Davies, has attributed his academic feat to the prevailing congenial atmosphere on the University campus.

Moses, the exceptional student that made Distinction in the pioneer UFASS set that graduated last Tuesday, said the enabling atmosphere on campus, which was conducive to learning, acted as the stimulant required to ensure his Distinction status. Though, the Liberian who studied Vegetable Production in the University’s College of Plant Science and Crop Production, gave glory to God for the feat, while also expressing gratitude to his lecturers and colleagues for their ingenuity and healthy competition, respectively.

Moses, who described UNAAB as “sincerely one of the best Universities” in Africa, promised to be a good ambassador of the institution.

The duo of Madru Camara (Gambian) and Festus Samah (Liberian), who spoke to UNAAB Bulletin, said they will sorely miss Nigeria, particularly her foods, such as ‘Amala and Ewedu’.

They said they will miss UNAAB, especially its academic ethos, peaceful disposition of the students and the serenity of the campus

 

 

UNAAB VC Makes Case for Red Cross Society

The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Oluwafemi Olaiya Balogun, has cautioned students of the institution to be wary of associations they enroll with, as such seemingly harmless decision often go a long way in forming their future attributes.

Professor Balogun, represented by his deputy for Academic, Prof. Chryss Onwuka, made the call in his address at the Passing-Out Parade/Investiture Ceremony of the Red Cross Society of the University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (UNAAB) Detachment.

The Vice-Chancellor noted with satisfaction, the roles of the Red Cross Society on campus vis-à-vis first-aid treatment and security, describing the Society as a disciplined youth-oriented organization.

The wife of the Vice-Chancellor and Head of Department of Biochemistry, Professor Elizabeth Balogun, was at the ceremony designated as the Grand Patroness and Associate Member of the Ogun State Detachment of the Red Cross Society.

Earlier in his welcome address, the Red Cross Commandant, Adeoye Samson, appreciated the Vice-Chancellor, who is also the Grand Patron of the Society, for his financial support.

Commandant Samson enumerated his achievement in office to include the establishment of a formidable emergency team to respond to the first-aid needs of students and the production of bill boards on first-aids tips at strategic locations in the University.

Confirmation of Appointments of DPR Staff

 

The Governing Council has at its 66th statutory Meeting, approved the confirmation of appointments of four members of staff of the University, serving in the Directorate of Public Relations.

The confirmed appointments included those of the Assistant Director, Public Relations, Mr. Olasunkanmi Somoye, the Principal Public Relations Officer (Media and External Relations), Mr. Kola Adepoju, the Principal Public Relations Officer (Protocol and Passages), Mr. Adewale Kupoluyi, and the Information Officer II, Mrs. Stella Kayode.

According to their letters of confirmation of appointments signed by the Acting Registrar and Secretary to Council, Mr. Adeleke Adeboye, Mr. Somoye and Mrs. Kayode’s confirmation is with effect from October 2, 2010 while Mr. Adepoju and Mr. Kupoluyi’s confirmation, date back to November 10, 2010 and January 5, 2011 respectively.

 

UNAAB Appoints New Directors

 

The University Governing Council has ratified the appointments of Directors and Deputy Directors for various service units of the University.

According to the Digest of the 66th Statutory Meeting of the Governing Council, signed by the Ag. Registrar and Secretary to Council, Mr. Adeleke Adeboye, Dr. Talabi Olusola Adetunji was appointed Director, Health Services and Mr. Oluwatoki Victor Adebayo, will assume the post of the Director of Sports.

In the same vein, Engr. Abdullahi Baba Tahir and Mr. Ojo, Abraham Olajide’s appointments were ratified as Deputy Directors in the Technologists and Technical Staff Unit.

Mr. Emmanuel Abimbola Bankole, was also appointed as Deputy Director, Environmental Management Unit while Mr. Michael Babafunso Idowu, had equally been contracted as Deputy Director, Environmental Management Unit.

 

UNAAB Normalises Academic Calendar The Journey Was Tough - Stakeholders

Despite odds and challenges, the University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, has normalized its Academic Calendar, with the conclusion of its second semester examinations for the 2010/2011 session, on June 15, 2011.

Senate is expected to consider and approve the results on Tuesday, July 6, 2011 after which the various Heads of Departments are expected to immediately paste the approved results.

The University will proceed on its long vacation from Wednesday, July 6 to resume for the 2011/2012 session on Monday, October 3, 2011.

Investigations by UNAAB Bulletin revealed divergent opinions on specific events that led to the disruption of the calendar across universities in Nigeria, but however with  a consensus that chain of events, ranging from student boycott of lecture, local and national issues, spanning over two decades, were responsible.

Efforts to hitherto arrest the ugly trend, had achieved very little success as the Acting Registrar, Mr. Adeleke Adeboye observed, “Sessions were cancelled at a time by all Universities, in a bid to normalize. This failed to achieve results, except in very few Universities, with UNAAB now happily joining the league of achievers”.

However, UNAAB has been able to overcome the attendant hiccups of the disruption while other Universities are still battling hard to adjust and restore their academic calendar.

The highly elated Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Academic, Professor Chryss Onwuka, enthused that the achievement “has taken three to four years, to plan normalization and make-up for lost grounds. Both staff and students at various times, had to shorten their holidays, in order to adjust the calendar.

All things being equal, students can now be admitted to UNAAB at a definite time and graduate within a definite time frame as well. It is a good and perfectly stable development”. He added.

Commendation was not in want for the determination of the Management to correct the anomaly in the academic calendar as the Director of Academic Planning, Prof. Waheed, ascribed the feat to purposeful vision and commitment of the Management as well as “the understanding of academic staff in sacrificing their leave”.

Corroborating the Director, the University’s Branch Chairman of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, Dr. Olusiji Sowande said, “To achieve the normalization, we deferred our leaves for three sessions.

Also reacting, the President of the Student Union, Comrade Bamgbade Kareem said, “We sincerely appreciate the fact that our academic calendar has been restored because students were at the receiving end when the restoration was being processed. We were drilled, we were stretched full length but now we are happy to have a regularized calendar, we can now heave a sigh of relief”.

The President said the student will shun any act, capable of truncating the academic calendar, again.

Meanwhile, the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Oluwafemi Olaiya Balogun, has extended appreciation to all members of the University Community, for their collective and individual efforts which paid dividend in the achievement of the regularized calendar.

Professor Balogun said the high level of perseverance, patriotism and sacrifice, exhibited by both staff and students during the process of re-alignment was commendable and should be emulated by others to positively position the education sector for its role in national socio-economic development.

A staff who craved anonymity was quick to observe that the Vice-Chancellor should “specially celebrate”. According to him, “The VC should be more thrilled by the development. If you take into reckoning that students admitted in 2007 on his assumption of office, with four-year programme, will be part of next Convocation. They are lucky, don’t you think? They ran their programmes undisrupted, they should be called the ‘Balogun Set’.


Vice Chancellor,
Prof.  Oluwafemil Balogun

FPY Students Commend Onisaga

 

The Second Batch of the University’s Farm Practical Year (FPY) students, currently on the Community-Based Farming Scheme exercise at Isaga-Orile, have expressed gratitude to the Onisaga of Ishaga, Oba Joseph Oladele Olusoji Tella and the entire indigenes for their warm hospitality.

The students, led by their Farm Manager, Mr. Babatunde Adedapo Samuel gave the commendation during a courtesy call on the Onisaga, in his Palace.


The Onisaga of Ishaga, Oba Joseph Oladele Olusoji Tella

Professor Adedire Bags Erasmus University Diploma

 

A Professor of Agroforestry and Forestry Ecology, Moses Oladepo Adedire, has bagged a Diploma in Urban Management Tools for Climate Change, from the Erasmus University , Rotterdam, Netherlands .

Adedire, having won a Fellowship grant from the Netherlands Fellowship Programmes (NFP), funded by the Government of Netherlands, took part in a month-long annual course on Management Tools for Climate Change, alongside sixteen other participants selected from eleven countries.

The course was jointly run by the Institute for Housing and Development Studies (IHS) of the Erasmus University, Rotterdam and UN_HABITAT, a United Nations-sponsored programmes on Environment.

The new Alumni of the Institute for Housing and Development Studies (IHS), International Institute of Urban Management, Erasmus University, Professor Adedire, is of the Department of Forestry and Wildlife Management (FWM), University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (UNAAB).

 

 

UNAAB, An Excellent Partner In Progress - Prof. Fawole

 

L-R, Director, UNAAB GRECC, Dr. (Mrs) Helen Bodunde, ITOCA Training Manager,
Prof. Dele Fawole, DVC Development, Prof. Segun Lagoke,
Prof. Tope Popoola and Acting Registrar, Mr. Adeleke Adeboye.

 

 

A Training Manager from the Information Training and Outreach Centre for Africa (ITOCA), Professor Dele Fawole, has described the University of Agriculture , Abeokuta (UNAAB) as an excellent partner in progress.

He said this at a joint Workshop on The Essential Electronic Agricultural Library (TEEAL), Access to Global Online Research in Agriculture (AGORA), organized by ITOCA and UNAAB.

According to him, “this is the sixth national workshop in Nigeria and the third in UNAAB. UNAAB has been an excellent partner in progress”.

At the occasion, the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Oluwafemi Olaiya Balogun reiterated the commitment of the University Management to the improvement of research and teaching.

Represented by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Development), Prof. Segun Lagoke, the Vice-Chancellor said the lecture was meant to focus on the use of electronic/online library for improving teaching and research in agriculture and related sciences.

According to the Vice-Chancellor, “as part of the University’s efforts to improve the quality of research and teaching, the University had endorsed collaboration with ITOCA, South Africa, to jointly organize this workshop”.

“The international workshop is aimed at presenting methods for improving educational deliveries to international standards and equipping University staff with the necessary tools for improving the quality of knowledge delivery to levels that will promote enhanced educational standard and ensure that the University becomes attractive to international academics and students”, he stated.

Earlier, the Director, Centre for Internationalization and Partnerships (CENIP), Dr. Olukayode Akinyemi thanked Management for being supportive of the programmes of the Centre.

 

UNAAB Hosts 2011 World Environment Day

L-R, Executive Director, Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria (FRIN), Prof. Solomon Badejo, Representative of the Vice-Chancellor, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Development), Prof. Segun Lagoke, Permanent Secretary Ogun State Ministy of Forestry, Mr. Oluseyi Banjoko and the Acting Librarian, Dr (Mrs) Mulikat Salaam

 

 

The Federal Ministry of Environment in conjunction with the FMENV/UNAAB Linkage Centre for Forest Conservation and Biodiversity of the University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, has organised a Lecture, titled: Forest: Nature at Your Service, to commemorate the 2011 World Environment Day.

Speaking at the occasion, the University’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor Oluwafemi Olaiya Balogun, said forests, both natural and man-made are indispensable providers of life’s basic essentials, required for the sustenance of the living race.

The Vice-Chancellor who was represented by his Deputy, in charge of Development, Professor Segun Lagoke, said this year’s celebration was very apt, considering the urgent need to re-focus attention on the preservation and sustenance of the forests with their attendant resources.

The Lecture, delivered by the Executive Director of Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria (FRIN), Ibadan, Prof. Solomon Badejo, focused on the collective denigration of the environment through indiscriminate felling of trees.

Prof. Badejo attributed the causes of climate change to include, shifting cultivation practice and bush burning, with an observation that agriculture was a major culprit, as it contributes about 20 per cent of green house gases, responsible for global warming.

According to him, farming activities release substantial amount of gases, such as methane and nitrous oxide. “Methane is produced by the decomposition of organic matter, particularly, in the soil of flooded rice fields and by the digestive process of ruminant livestock such as cattle, sheep and goats”, he added.

The Lecturer asserted that converting forests for agricultural uses, emit nitrous oxide, while carbon dioxide from the burning of fossil fuels as well as deforestation and tilling practices, stimulate climate change.

At the occasion, the Permanent Secretary, Ogun State Ministry of Forestry, Mr.  Oluseyi Banjoko, lamented the state of decay caused by degradation of the environment which he said was responsible for food shortage and homelessness.

Earlier, the Director, FMENV/UNAAB Linkage Centre, Dr. M .F Adekunle, said the Lecture was aimed at promoting awareness on the need to conserve the forests as important elixir for a safe environment.

 

 

 

 

SSANU Female Members Tasked On Leadership  - Elect New Officers 

At SSANU Women Confab: (L-R) SANU Vice-Chairman, Com. Bola Magbagbeade, SSANU National President, Com. Promise Adewusi, UNAAB SSANU Congress Member, Com. Bolanle Adebesin, Resource Person, Mrs M.O Folorunsho and Director-General, Michael Imoudu National Institute for Labour Studies, Ilorin, Dr. J.N Olanrewaju.

Female members of the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU), have been charged to take their rightful positions in the University system even as new officers have been elected to run the affairs of the National Women Committee.
Speaking on the topic, “Leadership Position: Breaking Through The Glass Ceiling” at the 2nd SSANU National Women Conference, held at Michael Imoudu National Institute for Labour Studies (MINILS) Ilorin, Kwara State recently, the Guest Lecturer, Mrs. M.O Folorunsho said it was high time for female Senior Non-Teaching Staff to brace up for leadership roles and responsibilities in the University.
She pointed out that their place in the scheme of things in the University was no longer at the corridor of power but at the centre stage of administration of the nation’s Ivory Towers.
Mrs. Folorunsho pointed out that for the female senior staff to take their place of pride in the University, they must be disciplined, courageous, visionary and result-oriented.
Sharing their experiences at the Conference, UNAAB SSANU representatives, Comrade (Mrs.) Bola Magbagbeade who is the branch Vice-Chairman and a Congress member, Mrs. Adebesin, said the conference had equipped them for leadership responsibilities.
Meanwhile, Comrade Hadiza Kabiru has emerged the National Women Leader of National Women Committee.

Others are Obioma Anyanwu, Deputy Women Leader (Eastern Zone), Suzan Dayo (Northern Zone) and Bimpe Ojulari (Western Zone).

Entrepreneurship: Be Committed and Disciplined - VC 

Students of higher institutions of learning have been admonished to be committed towards gaining entrepreneurial knowledge as part of their training, for self-sustenance after school.

The charge was made by the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Oluwafemi Olaiya Balogun, in his remarks at a symposium, organized by the Agricultural Extension and Rural Development Students Association (AERUDSA), of the University.

Represented at the symposium titled, “Nigerian Youth and Jobs:  Prospects and Challenges”, by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic), Professor Chryss Onwuka, the Vice-Chancellor urged the students to strive towards learning a vocation and resist the frustrating tendencies of running after the elusive white-collar jobs.

The Guest Lecturer, Mrs. Oyekemi Wilson, observed that since more than half of the nation’s population is under the age of 30, it can be safely asserted that her economy should be youth-driven.

Mrs. Wilson noted that entrepreneurial skills among youth would assist the nation in tackling unemployment as well as reducing crime, but cautioned of constraints of a poor knowledge-based economy, low competitive spirit, fund shortage, amongst others.

Earlier in his Welcome Address, the President of the Association, Comrade Hammed Ayotunde Giyath, acknowledged the efforts of the University Management in the areas of entrepreneurship education, describing the University as a foremost centre of academic excellence.

Invest More in Children Education - VC  As Staff School holds Inter-House Sports competition 

The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Oluwafemi Olaiya Balogun, has called on parents to invest more in their children’s education to adequately secure their future.
Professor Balogun made this plea in his speech, delivered at the Biennial Inter-House
Sports Competition of the UNAAB Staff School, held at the Muda Lawal Stadium, Asero, Abeokuta.
Represented at the ceremony by the University’s Sports Committee Chairman, Dr. Sam-Wobo, Professor Balogun reasoned that the children being potential leaders of tomorrow, their parents should invest positively in their education towards building a virile nation.

The Vice-Chancellor commended the Head-Teacher, Mrs. Florence Alade and other members of staff for the success recorded in the school, noting that sports played a crucial role in the development of children.
In his remarks, the Chairman of the occasion, Alhaji Abiodun Ganiyu Busura, applauded the selfless efforts of the Management and staff of the school for imparting quality knowledge in the pupils and equally challenged the pupils to develop their talents not only in academic, but also in sports.
Final results of the competition indicated that Bisi Soboyejo House (Blue) emerged first with 210 points, while Julius Okojie House (Green) and ‘Nimbe Adedipe House (Yellow) came second and third with 198 and 188, points respectively. Chancellor House (Brown) was fourth with 186 points.

Invest In Intellectual Property – DG, NOTAP

L-R, DVC (Development), Prof. Segun Lagoke, UNAAB VC, Prof. Oluwafemi Olaiya Balogun, the Guest Lecturer and DG NOTAP, Engr. (Dr) Umar Bindir and Director, (IFSERAR), Prof. Segun Osinowo

The Director-General, National Office of Technology Acquisition and Promotion (NOTAP), Federal Ministry of Science and Technology, Abuja, Engineer (Dr.) Umar Bindir, has stressed the need for the country to invest in intellectual property as an antidote to economic regression.
Delivering a lecture titled “IPR, Patent Acquisition and Nigeria’s Technological Development”, at the Second University-wide seminar organized by the Institute of Food Security, Environmental Resources and Agricultural Research, (IFSERAR), Engr. Bindir said that Science, Research and Technological Development were veritable channels of boosting the nation’s economy.
He observed that indigenous technology had continually been relegated to the background, particularly in the academia as a result of poor funding and ignorance of the economic benefits that can be derived from patents.
Highlighting some of the benefits opened to patent holders, the DG said they could either be sold or licensed, while another option lies in their commercial development.
Engr. Bindi therefore called on the nation’s leaders to encourage researchers through adequate funding and motivation, while urging the academic not to be contented with the publication of materials alone, but engage in indepth research and inventions.
Also speaking, the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Oluwafemi Olaiya Balogun, reiterated his commitment at financing research projects carried out in the University. He said, “I am ready to release even twenty million Naira to a single project”, as a way of motivating researchers.
Earlier in his Welcome Address, the Director of Institute of Food Security, Environmental Resources and Agricultural Research (IFSERAR), Prof. Segun Osinowo, noted that the University, under Professor Balogun has invested heavily on research and basic infrastructure.

AMREC Partners Ogun State Govt. Agencies, Others

Director,  AMREC, Prof. (Mrs) Carolyn Afolami and top staff of the Centre at a meeting with stakeholders in one of the Extension Centres.

The Director, Agricultural Media Resources and Extension Centre, (AMREC), Professor Carolyn Afolami, has visited the Ogun State Agricultural Development Programme (OGADEP), the Ogun State Agricultural and Multipurpose Credit Agency (OSAMCA) as well as the Ogun State Agro-Services Corporation (OGASC) with a view to reviving and reinforcing existing relationships with them.
The new initiative, according to a release signed by Dr. Olalekan Oyekunle, an Extension Fellow II, will also pave way for the establishment of new frontiers of organizational cooperation to facilitate quality service delivery of services in the areas of agricultural extension, credit facilities and tools for farmers in the State.

As part of the tour, Prof. (Mrs) Afolami, also visited the Institute of Agricultural Research and Training (IAR&T) Moor Plantation, Ibadan, as well as other Agricultural Development Programmes (ADPs) in Southwest, Nigeria, including extension villages and towns within UNAAB catchment areas at Moloko-Asipa, Imala, Isaga, Orile, Kango, Alabata, Adao, Ajegunle, Abule-Oba, among others.
In each of the villages and towns visited, Professor Afolami, reiterated the commitment of AMREC at ensuring that perennial problems faced by farmers were identified, with appropriate solutions proffered through the dissemination of useful information.
The Management of the various organizations visited, pledged their cooperation and support for AMREC’s intervention programmes and activities, while the farmers expressed their appreciation for the initiative.

FMC Donates Drugs 

As part of its commitment of ensuring the delivery of quality health services to people in its catchment, the Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Abeokuta, has donated drugs to the University.
The donated drugs included Paracetamol, Metronidazole, Multivitamins and Cotrimoxazole tablets.
In a release, the Acting Registrar, Mr. Adeleke Adeboye, stated that the donation would go a long way in boosting the efforts of the University’s Management in the delivery of quality health care services to students and staff and therefore commended the magnanimity of the Federal Medical Centre (FMC), for assisting in this direction.

Maraiyesa Becomes Ogun FCAAA Chair 

Mr. Olusola Maraiyesa

A Principal Farm Manager in the Teaching and Research Farm Directorate (TREFAD) of the University, Mr. Olusola Maraiyesa, has emerged Chairman, Ogun State Branch of the Federal College of Agriculture, Moor Plantation, Ibadan Alumni Association.
He was elected at the Branch meeting of the Association recently, alongside Mr. M.A Oladunni (Secretary); Mr. A.L Olaoluwa (Financial Secretary); Mr. S. A Popoola (Treasurer) and Mr. S. O Adeyinka (Ex-Officio).
In his Inaugural Speech, Mr. Maraiyesa identified lack of virile support for schools and tertiary institutions by their Alumni Associations as the bane of their development, stressing that desired progress of schools will remain a mirage until Alumni Associations became genuinely committed to the overall development of their Alma mater. 

Noting that though the Alumni of the Federal College of Agriculture, Moor Plantation, Ibadan, had persistently contributed their quota, the institution would require more, therefore appealing for more plough-back by members.
Earlier in his Keynote Address, the Chairman of the occasion and Director, Institute of Food Security, Environmental Resources and Agricultural Research (IFSERAR), UNAAB, Prof. Segun Osinowo, described FCA, Moor Plantation as a foremost institution for agricultural research and development, whom its products are, according to him, the nerve-centre of agricultural development in the country.
Also in his brief remarks, the National President of FCA, Alumni Association, Comr. Emmanuel Bankole, who was represented by the National Public Relations Officer (PRO), Mr. Lateef Solarin, congratulated the new Executive members on their elections, charging them to unite forces with other branches in moving the national body forward.

2011 Biotechnology Summer Course Holds  

The 2011 Biotechnology Summer Training Course will hold from Monday, July 11 to Friday, 15th at the University’s Biotechnology Centre.

The Training will however be declared open by the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Oluwafemi Olaiya Balogun on Monday, July 11 at 10:00am at the Senate Chamber.

According to the Director, Biotechnology Centre and the Summer Course Coordinator, Professor Okanlawon Onagbesan, the theme of the Course is “Basic Molecular Techniques for DNA and Protein Analysis”.

UNAAB Ag. Registrar Enters Varsity Registrars’ Apex Exco  -  Becomes Chairman, Publication Committee 

The University’s Acting Registrar, Mr. Adeleke Adeboye has added another feather to his professional cap. He is now the Chairman, Publications Committee of the Committee of Registrars of Nigerian Universities (CORNU). 
Mr. Adeboye was elected alongside other officers at the just concluded Conference of CORNU held  in the University of Abuja, FCT, Abuja .

Also elected were Mr. Ayo Ogunruku, Registrar, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife,  as Chairman of CORNU; Alhaji Aliyu Kumora, Registrar, Gombe State University  as Vice-Chairman and Mr. T.M.E Dogun II, Registrar, Benson Idahosa University as Secretary, while Mrs. MatildaNodim, Registrar, University of Port-Harcourt , emerged as Treasurer.

Others were, Mr. Sam Egwu, Registrar, Ebonyi State University, (Chairman, Welfare Committtee) and Dr. Lawan Alhaji, Registrar, University of Maiduguri and the Immediate Past Chairman of CORNU, (Ex-Officio). 

Dr. Salaam Becomes Acting University Librarian  - As Agboola Retires 

Ag. University Librarian, Dr. (Mrs) Mulikat Olawanle Salaam

The Governing Council at its 66th Statutory Meeting of Friday, May 13, 2011, has approved the appointment of Dr. (Mrs.) Mulikat Olawanle Salaam as the Acting University Librarian.

Dr. Salaam will be taking over from the University Librarian,
Mr. Abayomi Agboola who has just retired from the services of the University.
According to a statement signed by the Acting Registrar, Mr. Adeleke Adeboye, the appointment took effect from May 25, 2011, until a substantive University Librarian is appointed.
The statement further informed that by the virtue of her new position, the Ag. University Librarian will be responsible to the Vice-Chancellor, for the administration of the University Library and the coordination of general library services in the University and its Colleges, Departments, Centres, including those of the Teaching and Research Units.