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FUNAAB Journals Acquire Print and On-Line ISSN

The Journals of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, (FUNAAB) now have Print and On-Line ISSN.

According to a release signed by the Administrative Officer (FUNAAB – Journals), Mrs. S. Odunaro, the University now has the permission of the National Library of Nigeria to Publish both in Print and On-Line.

The three University Journals and their ISSN numbers are: Journal of Agricultural Science and Environment (Print ISSN: 2277-2755, On-Line ISSN:2315-7453); Journal of Natural Sciences, Engineering and Technology (Print ISSN:2277-0593, On-Line ISSN:2315-7461); and Journal of Humanities, Social Sciences and Creative Art (Print ISSN:2277-078X, On-Line ISSN:2315-747X).

FUNAAB Journals Acquire Print and On-Line ISSN

The Journals of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, (FUNAAB) now have Print and On-Line ISSN.

According to a release signed by the Administrative Officer (FUNAAB – Journals), Mrs. S. Odunaro, the University now has the permission of the National Library of Nigeria to Publish both in Print and On-Line.

The three University Journals and their ISSN numbers are: Journal of Agricultural Science and Environment (Print ISSN: 2277-2755, On-Line ISSN:2315-7453); Journal of Natural Sciences, Engineering and Technology (Print ISSN:2277-0593, On-Line ISSN:2315-7461); and Journal of Humanities, Social Sciences and Creative Art (Print ISSN:2277-078X, On-Line ISSN:2315-747X).

Disbursement of TETFUND CA Intervention Fund: … Don’t Tarnish FUNAAB, TETFUND Image

- Management Warns Beneficiaries


The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Olusola Oyewole addressing the recipients of the TETFUND  CA Intervention Fund. With him from left are the Director, Centre for Internationalization and Partnerships (CENIP), Dr. Akeem Oyekanmi; Bursar, Mr. Moses Ilesanmi; Director, Audit, Mrs. Francisca Aroyeun and the TETFUND Desk Officer, Mr. Obafemi Oginni.

 

 

The University management has enjoined beneficiaries of TETFUND Conference Attendance (CA) intervention to reciprocate the gesture by shunning any act that is capable of tarnishing the image of the University, TETFUND and the nation’s at large.

The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Olusola Bandele Oyewole made the appeal just as he described as blatant lie, baseless and unfounded, insinuations that the management had deposited TETFUND Conference Attendance Intervention fund in a fixed account.

Professor Oyewole spoke at the formal disbursement of TETFUND CA Intervention Fund to beneficiaries whose conferences fall within the stipulated time at the International Scholars’ and Resource Centre.

Speaking at the event, the Vice-Chancellor advised beneficiaries to obey the rules and regulations guiding the conference, warning that their conduct will either prompt TETFUND to extend its gesture to other members of staff of the University in subsequent exercise or otherwise.

He told the attendees that what the University and TETFUND expected of them goes beyond mere presentation of receipts of how they spent the fund given to them.

The Vice-Chancellor specifically requested the beneficiaries to give a detail report on how the Conference had impacted their lives, in addition to expressing appreciation to TETFUND through the University for sponsoring them to the Conference.

Professor Oyewole used the occasion to clear the air on the rumour that the Management had fixed TETFUND CA Intervention Fund, describing it as blatant lie and a figment of mischievous imagination of mischief makers.

The Vice-Chancellor explained that about two weeks ago he received information officially that TETFUND had sent the CA Intervention fund by courier, adding that after some time he became worried while waiting almost endlessly for the arrival of the money.

Professor Oyewole said in the process, he directed the University Bursar, Mr. Moses Ilesanmi to ensure that the fund is disbursed to the salary accounts of the  beneficiaries, not later than 24 hours after delivery of fund, in order to prevent further delay.

The Vice-Chancellor stressed that contrary to rumour of management fixing the fund, information about the fund came on Monday and based on the earlier directive, it was immediately disbursed into the salary accounts of 36 beneficiaries whose conferences fall within the stipulated time.

He, however, promised to investigate further the information that the fund was received earlier by the Bank without alerting the University.

He advised the remaining 38 beneficiaries of the fund, whose conferences had lapsed before the arrival of the fund to search for a replacement they can attend between now and March.

After due consultation with the beneficiaries, Principal Officers and Directors of  essential services on ground, the Vice-Chancellor announced that the University will keep the remaining fund for the beneficiaries, adding that it will be released into their salary accounts not later than 48 hours after securing conferences they are to attend.

He assured them that the University won’t fixed their money or tamper with  it .

The Vice-Chancellor reiterated his commitments to transparency, fairness, justice and equity in all his dealings with staff and students.

His words, “I have resolved to be fair to all in this University as your Vice-Chancellor.  I don’t need to know you before you are giving approval for this TETFUND training.  We threw it open saying let everybody applied and 74 out of 78 people were cleared”.

 

Conference Halls and Seminar Rooms for Rent at IS&RC

 

The International Scholars’ and Resource Centre (IS&RC), Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB) is putting its befitting Conference Halls and Seminar Rooms for rent at affordable prices.

A release dated December 6, 2012 and signed by the Director, Centre for Internationalization and Partnerships (CENIP), Dr. Akeem Oyekanmi informed that N50,000 has been agreed as rent for the Conference Hall while the Seminar Room would be rented out at the rate of N30,000.

The release further informed that the Conference Halls and the Seminar Rooms are suitable for events like Symposium, Seminars, Conferences and various meetings.

 

Protect your University: … Do not allow any Strike to destroy her

 

- Management Appeals to Unions, Staff

The University Management has pleaded with Unions and the entire staff to drop the idea of going on strike, saying “Strike is not the language of internationalization”.

Speaking at a parley with beneficiaries of TETFUND Conference Attendance Fund at International Resource Centre, the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Olusola Bandele Oyewole said “strike is inimical to the aspiration and drive of FUNAAB to becoming a world-class University.

He pointed out that no foreigner, especially from the western world will like to enroll and study in a University where the academic calendar is disrupted by strike.

According to him, “I am personally disturbed.  All I am seeing here are Nigerians.  I want to see a situation where many foreign scholars will be on campus here”.

“The truth of the matter is that no foreigner will come to a University where the   academic calendar is destabilized by strike because strike is not the language of internationalization”, he added.

Speaking further, the Vice-Chancellor stated that though Unions and members therein have the freedom to exercise their right, he said such right at times when it is exercised is counter-productive, giving its devastating effects on the University and the staff.

Professor Oyewole enjoined Unions to take a cue from some Universities which according to him will protect their Universities in times of national strike.

 

Notice to All

 

This is to inform the University Community that the Webometrics Centre has put a link on the University website called “upcoming Events”, in order to capture all happenings in the University on the FUNAAB website before they unfold.

In view of the above, I want to request all Deans, Directors, Heads of Departments and Head of Units to avail the Webometrics Centre of any intending event at least two weeks for adequate web publicity.

 

UNAAB MFB Commences Loan Grants

 

The Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB), Microfinance Bank Limited has commenced the granting of loans to its teeming customers.

A release signed by the Assistant Managing Director, Mr. S.L Oloyede informed that customers can access loans to the tune of N1 Million payable within 18 months without stress.

 

Specially-Bred “Jumbo” Turkeys for Sale

The College of Animal Science and Livestock Production (COLANIM), is informing interested members of the University Community and the public of Specially Bred “White Jumbo Turkeys” of 12-15 kg  in weight for sale at affordable prices during this yuletide season.

The College through the office of the Dean, stated that the project was made possible through a loan granted by the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Olusola Bandele Oyewole to some staffers of the College who are passionate about making good, affordable poultry products available for sale at this end of year season.

The selling price is however far lower when compared to the average prevailing price in the open market.

 

 

 

Notice on Banner Display

Authorities of the University are appealing to members of the Community to subject banners of their programmes to professional scrutiny and clearance from the Directorate of Public Relations, before displaying them at the main entrance of the institution.

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

 

PG Students’ Association to Launch Magazine

The Postgraduate Students’ Association, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB) will be launching the maiden edition of its magazine, “The Vintage” on Wednesday, December 19, 2012, by 11am at the Postgraduate Hall.

A release dated November 30, 2012 and jointly signed by the President and the Secretary, Messrs Ajani Abiola and Oose Matthew respectively, informed that during the Ceremony, Award for Distinguished Leadership will be given to Professor Steve Afolami, while Pioneering Leadership Award will be given to Dr. S.O Adigbo.

The release further stated that eminent personalities including the Honourable Commissioner for Education; the Chairman, Association of Nigerian Authors and the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Olusola Bandele Oyewole are expected to grace the Ceremony.

 

FUNAAB, Emerging Global University – VC

 

The Vice-Chancellor, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB), Professor Olusola Bandele Oyewole has assured that the University will soon become an international University.

Professor Oyewole, who was represented by Professor (Mrs.) Folake Henshaw at the 2012 National Training Workshop on Sports Nutrition, organized by Nutrition Society of Nigeria (NSN) Ogun State Chapter, in collaboration with University’s Directorate of Sports.

The Vice-Chancellor, while expressing his appreciation to the organizers of the Workshop, stressed that the University is one of the best in the country.

He said further that the outcome of the workshop will surely enhance the optimal performance of the University athletes at various sporting competitions.

In her Keynote Address, titled “Nutritional Goals and Dietary Strategies for Athletes”, Professor Henshaw, Dean, College of Food and Human Ecology (COLFHEC) said optimal nutrition is essential for peak athlete performance.

Professor Henshaw noted that for any athlete to perform optimally, such an athlete needs essential nutrients which are: Water, Carbohydrates, Proteins, Fats, Vitamins and Minerals.

She stressed that peak performance is the ultimate objective of an athlete which depends on good genes, good training and optimal nutrition.

The Keynote Speaker pointed out that the goals of sports nutrition are to enhance performance by improving body composition during training, to promote healthy dietary practices, to appropriate dietary regimes for body recovery after training and competition and to improve overall health to ensure sustainable performance.

She highlighted dietary strategies, which include Hydration, use of nutrient supplements, pre-game diets, post-game diets, among others.

Professor (Mrs.) Henshaw concluded that nutritional misinformation can do much harm to athletes.

In her goodwill message, the National President of the Nutrition Society of Nigeria (NSN), Professor (Mrs.) Ngozi Nnam who was represented by the Vice President (South), Dr. Oladejo Thomas Adepoju said that good nutrition is the panacea to good health adding that it is very important to productivity of the Nation.

Professor (Mrs.) Nnam charged all and sundry to encourage good nutrition as it will aid good performance in Sports.

She commended Ogun State Chapter for a job well done, stressing that the chapter is the most viable and always at the forefront in the country.

Earlier in his welcome address, the chapter Chairman, Dr. Wasiu Afolabi of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB) said that proper nutrition helps athletes at all levels to prevent injury, enhance recovery from exercise, achieve and maintain optimal body weight, improve daily training work outs and maintain overall good health.

He expressed dismay that malnutrition level is still high in Nigeria with women and children being the most affected.

Dr. Afolabi called on athletes that want to have winning edge to get the right nutrition, adding that drinking enough water, eating of adequate diet will fuel top performance.

The Chapter Chairman in his address advised the Sports Ministries and Commissions to employ nutrition professionals as it will go a long way to ensure that Nigerian athletes are not only fit, but will be able to match and outmatch their counterparts on the field of play.

He expressed appreciation to the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Bandele Oyewole for his support in all ways and to his predecessors in the society.

 

FUNAAB Holds 20th Annual Christmas Carol

The Chapel of Grace, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB) on Wednesday, held its 20th Annual Christmas Carol with the theme, “He came to set the captives free”.

The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Olusola Bandele Oyewole read the fifth Lesson, taken from the Book of John Chapter 1 vs. 1-3 and 14.In his address, the University Chaplain, Professor Christian Ikeobi reminisced on the first Christmas Carol held at then FUNAAB’s Isale-Igbein campus in 1993 where the former Vice-Chancellor and the present National Universities Commission (NUC), Executive Secretary, Professor Julius Okojie was the Anchorman and the Chairman, Organizing Committee.

According to him, “when you serve the Lord, the Lord serves you”, adding that “He catapults you to honour and grace”.

He stated that his daughter who was eight months old during the 1st Carol was among the Chorister at the 20th Carol Service, stressing that she is also a final year student of the University.

In his homily, the Shepherd in charge of Finger of God Church, Lagos, Bishop Kayode Peller, who is the son of the late famous Nigerian Magician, Professor Peller said that as a student of magic, he was into lies, falsehood and occultism.

Bishop Peller described magic as an act of illusion, adding that it is make believe.

He, however, chided the worshippers not to look for secret power anywhere, adding that the grace of God is sufficient to set them free.

Meanwhile, the 20th Christmas Carol Committee was Chaired by the HOD, Agricultural Economics and Farm Management (AEFM), Professor Adewale Dipeolu.

 

 

FUNAAB Students are the Best in Southwest – Commissioner of Police

 

Rep. of the Police Commissioner, the PPRO, Mr. Olumuyiwa Adejobi addressing the new students while from Left are the Director, Planning & Statistics, Min. of Agric., Mr. Oyesanwe Adekunle; rep. of the Comm. for Agric., the Perm. Sec., Min. of Agric., Engr. Lanre Bisiriyu; rep. of the VC, the DVC (D), Prof. Felix Salako; the Dean (COLAMRUD), Prof. Segun Apantaku and the Dean, Student Affairs, Prof. Olufemi Onifade.

The Ogun State Police Commissioner, Mr. Ikemefuna Okoye has passed a Vote of Confidence on the students of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB), saying “They are the only students in Ogun State that doesn’t give us problem”.

Mr. Okoye made this known, penultimate Wednesday during the National Association of Agricultural Students (NAAS) Orientation Programme, held at the Julius Amioba Okojie Lecture Theatre 3.

Represented by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Olumuyiwa Adejobi, the CP said FUNAAB has a very good name and credibility.

According to him, “FUNAAB is the only University in Ogun State and even Southwest where Cultism is at the lowest ebb”.

“I love to be in the midst of FUNAABites as it is the only school in Ogun state that is not giving us problems as per security”, he noted.

He, therefore, called on other leadership of Higher Institutions in the State to visit FUNAAB and emulate her security system.

Mr. Okoye stated that the greatest challenge in our society is cultism, adding that an idle cultist will inadvertently turn into a criminal.

He, however,  warned new students against  polluting FUNAAB by joining the Cult groups, adding that it is an unlawful society that is destructive.

The top cop did not mince words as he disparaged the activities of some unscrupulous students, who engage in internet fraud, popularly known as ‘Yahoo Yahoo’, adding that it is a criminal offence punishable by law.

Meanwhile, the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Olusola Bandele Oyewole has declared that Agriculture still remains the flagship of the University.

The Vice-Chancellor, who was represented by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Development, Professor Felix Salako encouraged the students to be good citizens of the country and good ambassadors of the University. In her address, titled, Agriculture: the Stronghold of an Economy, the Honourable Commissioner for Agriculture, Mrs. Ronke Shokefun stated that in most developing countries, agriculture is both the main traditional pursuit and the key to sustained growth of the modern economy.

Represented by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture, Engr. Lanre Bisiriyu, she said, the growth of any economy goes hand in hand with agricultural progress, adding that it remains the most important key to successful industrialization.

The Honourable Commissioner said Agriculture used to be the mainstay of the economy, as it recorded more than 60% of the country’s foreign exchange earnings, adding that the discovery of oil in commercial quantities in the early 1970s led to the total neglect of the sector.

According to her, “the neglect of the agricultural sector, which is the highest employer of labour particularly in the rural segment of the nation began to create instability in labour market and pressure on urban population and its infrastructure”.

She described some of the roles of agriculture as meeting the basic necessities of human life which are food, shelter and clothing.

Mrs. Sokefun added that agriculture provides employment opportunities, stressing that it has several sub-sectors such as crop, livestock, forestry, fisheries, processing and marketing of agricultural products.

In a related development, the Director, Institute of Food Security, Environmental Resources and Agricultural Research (IFSERAR), Professor Segun Osinowo charged the new students to consider themselves extremely lucky to be studying Agriculture, adding that “I have seen the past, the present and the future; the future belongs to you”.

According to him, “You don’t need to know many things, just pick a crop and be an expert in it”.

He decried the incessant waste of foreign exchange in the country, saying “when N80 is sent back to America on each N100 bread we buy as we don’t produce the wheat”.

“Are you not worried that imported chickens are less expensive to the ones we buy locally”?

“60 years ago, I was a kid and I experienced the best in agriculture, 60 years from now, agriculture is in your hands”, he added.

Earlier in his Welcome Address, the President of NAAS, FUNAAB Chapter, Mr. Okunlola Oladimeji expressed gratitude to the invited guests, saying that inspite of their tight schedules they were able to grace the programme.

FUNAAB Holds 20th Annual Christmas Carol

The Chapel of Grace, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB) on Wednesday, held its 20th Annual Christmas Carol with the theme, “He came to set the captives free”.

The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Olusola Bandele Oyewole read the fifth Lesson, taken from the Book of John Chapter 1 vs. 1-3 and 14.

In his address, the University Chaplain, Professor Christian Ikeobi reminisced on the first Christmas Carol held at then FUNAAB’s Isale-Igbein campus in 1993 where the former Vice-Chancellor and the present National Universities Commission (NUC), Executive Secretary, Professor Julius Okojie was the Anchorman and the Chairman, Organizing Committee.

According to him, “when you serve the Lord, the Lord serves you”, adding that “He catapults you to honour and grace”.

He stated that his daughter who was eight months old during the 1st Carol was among the Chorister at the 20th Carol Service, stressing that she is also a final year student of the University.

In his homily, the Shepherd in charge of Finger of God Church, Lagos, Bishop Kayode Peller, who is the son of the late famous Nigerian Magician, Professor Peller said that as a student of magic, he was into lies, falsehood and occultism.

Bishop Peller described magic as an act of illusion, adding that it is make believe.

He, however, chided the worshippers not to look for secret power anywhere, adding that the grace of God is sufficient to set them free.

Meanwhile, the 20th Christmas Carol Committee was Chaired by the HOD, Agricultural Economics and Farm Management (AEFM), Professor Adewale Dipeolu.

 

FUNAAB, Emerging Global University – VC

The Vice-Chancellor, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB), Professor Olusola Bandele Oyewole has assured that the University will soon become an international University.

Professor Oyewole, who was represented by Professor (Mrs.) Folake Henshaw at the 2012 National Training Workshop on Sports Nutrition, organized by Nutrition Society of Nigeria (NSN) Ogun State Chapter, in collaboration with University’s Directorate of Sports.

The Vice-Chancellor, while expressing his appreciation to the organizers of the Workshop, stressed that the University is one of the best in the country.

He said further that the outcome of the workshop will surely enhance the optimal performance of the University athletes at various sporting competitions.

In her Keynote Address, titled “Nutritional Goals and Dietary Strategies for Athletes”, Professor Henshaw, Dean, College of Food and Human Ecology (COLFHEC) said optimal nutrition is essential for peak athlete performance.

Professor Henshaw noted that for any athlete to perform optimally, such an athlete needs essential nutrients which are: Water, Carbohydrates, Proteins, Fats, Vitamins and Minerals.

She stressed that peak performance is the ultimate objective of an athlete which depends on good genes, good training and optimal nutrition.

The Keynote Speaker pointed out that the goals of sports nutrition are to enhance performance by improving body composition during training, to promote healthy dietary practices, to appropriate dietary regimes for body recovery after training and competition and to improve overall health to ensure sustainable performance.

She highlighted dietary strategies, which include Hydration, use of nutrient supplements, pre-game diets, post-game diets, among others.

Professor (Mrs.) Henshaw concluded that nutritional misinformation can do much harm to athletes.

In her goodwill message, the National President of the Nutrition Society of Nigeria (NSN), Professor (Mrs.) Ngozi Nnam who was represented by the Vice President (South), Dr. Oladejo Thomas Adepoju said that good nutrition is the panacea to good health adding that it is very important to productivity of the Nation.

Professor (Mrs.) Nnam charged all and sundry to encourage good nutrition as it will aid good performance in Sports.

She commended Ogun State Chapter for a job well done, stressing that the chapter is the most viable and always at the forefront in the country.

Earlier in his welcome address, the chapter Chairman, Dr. Wasiu Afolabi of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB) said that proper nutrition helps athletes at all levels to prevent injury, enhance recovery from exercise, achieve and maintain optimal body weight, improve daily training work outs and maintain overall good health.

He expressed dismay that malnutrition level is still high in Nigeria with women and children being the most affected.

Dr. Afolabi called on athletes that want to have winning edge to get the right nutrition, adding that drinking enough water, eating of adequate diet will fuel top performance.

The Chapter Chairman in his address advised the Sports Ministries and Commissions to employ nutrition professionals as it will go a long way to ensure that Nigerian athletes are not only fit, but will be able to match and outmatch their counterparts on the field of play.

He expressed appreciation to the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Bandele Oyewole for his support in all ways and to his predecessors in the society.

 

PG Students’ Association to Launch Magazine

 

The Postgraduate Students’ Association, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB) will be launching the maiden edition of its magazine, “The Vintage” on Wednesday, December 19, 2012, by 11am at the Postgraduate Hall.

A release dated November 30, 2012 and jointly signed by the President and the Secretary, Messrs Ajani Abiola and Oose Matthew respectively, informed that during the Ceremony, Award for Distinguished Leadership will be given to Professor Steve Afolami, while Pioneering Leadership Award will be given to Dr. S.O Adigbo.

The release further stated that eminent personalities including the Honourable Commissioner for Education; the Chairman, Association of Nigerian Authors and the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Olusola Bandele Oyewole are expected to grace the Ceremony.

 

FUNAAB Governing Council Meeting Begins, December 17

The 74th Statutory meeting of the Governing Council has been scheduled to hold between Monday, December 17 and Friday, December 21 2012.

A release signed by the Registrar and Secretary to Council, Mr. Mathew Ayoola informed that highlights are Meeting of short-listing Sub-Committee for the appointment of University Librarian; Meeting of Appointments and Promotions Committee for Academic Staff (APCAS); Meeting of selection Board for the Appointment of University Librarian; Meeting of Appointments and Promotions Committee for Non-Teaching Staff (APCONTS); Meeting of Finance and General Purposes Committee (F & GPC); Interactive Cocktail Party for selected candidates at the International Scholars Resource Centre (ISREC).

Others are Interview for the appointment of University Librarian, Meeting of Other Committees and the Governing Council Statutory Meeting.

CENTS Holds Induction Training Programme

The Centre for Entrepreneurial Studies (CENTS) of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB) will on Wednesday, December 5, 2012 holds an Induction Training Programme on Leadership Skills for Student Union Executives and Student Representatives.

A release signed by Mrs. Modesta Ofodile, Principal Assistant Registrar (Counselling) stated that the programme will start by 1.00p.m prompt at Julius Amioba Okojie Lecture Theatre 3.

 

 

Fund Sourcing, Proposal Writing and Project Management Workshop Begins

The Directorate of Grants Management (DGM) will today Monday, begins a 3-Day Workshop on Fund Sourcing, Proposal Writing and Project Management.

According to a release signed by Dr. Olukayode Akinyemi, the Director of Grants Management, the opening ceremony will hold at Professor Mahmood Yakub Lecture Theatre by 10.00am on Monday, December 3, 2012.

The release added that the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Olusola Bandele Oyewole will on Wednesday, December 5, 2012 presents a paper titled: “Funds-In-Kind As Viable Alternatives” between 10.00am and 12 noon.

The opening ceremony is expected to have in attendance, the workshop participants, Heads of Units and Departments, Deans of Colleges, as well as members of the University Management team and the entire University Community.

 

 

FUNIS Xmas Carol Service Holds, December 5

The 2012 Christmas Carol Service of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB) will hold on Wednesday, December 5, 2012.

A released signed by the Chairman, Carol Committee, Mr. A. A. Salami stated that the service will hold within the school premises. Time is 10.00a.m prompt.

 

Make Use of the Approved Walkways – VC

 

The Vice-Chancellor, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB), Professor Olusola Bandele Oyewole has charged the newly-matriculated students to make use of the approved walkways, in order to keep the campus clean.

The Vice-Chancellor disclosed this last week, during the Matriculation Ceremony of the  newly admitted students for the 2012/2013 Academic Session, held at the 2,000 capacity Professor Mahmood Yakubu Lecture Theatre.

Professor Oyewole said that the slogan now in FUNAAB is, “Cross the lawn and go back home”, adding that the students should make use of the designated comfort stations, while they should also avoid indiscriminate pasting of materials on the University facilities”.

The Vice-Chancellor stated that FUNAAB has resolved more than ever before to keep its environment clean and green with beautiful sights to behold.

His words, “As you are aware, a pleasant and green environment contributes in no small measure to the psychological disposition of students, which allows for a proper learning process”.

He, however, sounded a note of caution to the entire students that the University will not tolerate any form of immoral and provocative mode of dressing within the Campus, adding that it is the Management’s expectation that every student who passes through FUNAAB becomes a total ‘man’ in every facet of life.

 

MATRICULATION: FUNAAB Begins ‘Open Day’ Soon FUNAAB Begins ‘Open Day’ Soon

The VC, Prof. Olusola Oyewole (3rd Left); the DVC (A), Prof. Toyin Arowolo (2nd Left); the DVC (D), Prof. Felix Salako (3rd right); the Registrar, Mr. Matthew Ayoola JP (Left); the Bursar, Mr. Moses Ilesanmi (2nd Right) and the Ag. Librarian, Dr. (Mrs.) Mulikat Salaam during the Matriculation Ceremony of new students for the 2012/2013 Academic Session.

The Vice-Chancellor, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB), Professor Olusola Bandele Oyewole has disclosed that the University will soon begin ‘Open Day’, to enable parents, guardians and sponsors seek information from Departments on the day to day activities of their wards.

The Vice-Chancellor disclosed this, during the Matriculation Ceremony of new students for the 2012/2013 Academic Session, held at the 2,000 capacity Professor Mahmood Yakubu Lecture Theatre.

Professor Oyewole stressed the need for making a total man from cradle, urging the parents, sponsors and guardians to take keen interest in the activities of their wards.

According to him, “Pray for them; ensure that they shun bad companies and associations. Encourage them on the part of discipline and reasonableness”.

Professor Oyewole disclosed that the University has zero tolerance for academic laziness, truancy, indiscipline, vandalism, disrespect for constituted authorities, rascality, irresponsible unionism and cultism.

According to him, “FUNAAB is convinced that the pursuit of academic work flourishes best in a free and peaceful environment that is devoid of rancour, anti-social behaviours and other unwarranted disturbances”.

He, therefore, charged the newly-matriculated students to prepare their minds to complete their studies on schedule, adding that any student who does not want to comply with acceptable norms and practices of a decent society would certainly, be met with adequate sanctions.

On sports, recreation and wellness, the Vice-Chancellor declared that they are part of co-curricular activities which are essential to the total development of students.

He said that the University recognizes and rewards excellence in sports, stressing that scholarships have been awarded to outstanding sportsmen and women who have brought honours to the Institution over the years.

The Vice-Chancellor, however paid glowing tribute to five students for their exemplary performance in the admissions screening process.

They are: Fanibuyan, Boluwatife Oluwafemi with JAMB Registration Number, 25959707EF, Department of Agricultural Economics and Farm Management who had the highest UTME Score of 293; Adewale, Funmilayo Dorcas with JAMB Registration Number 26022399FC of the Department of Microbiology who also had the highest Post-UTME Score of 82% for female while Abdul, Daniel Ayomide with JAMB Registration Number, 25864363CE, Department of Banking and Finance had the highest PUTME Score of 82% for male.

Others are Jimoh, Ayodele Ezekiel with Pre-Degree Number, PDG 11/0661, Department Mechanical Engineering who had the highest Pre-Degree Score of 91 and Jumbo, Kingsley Izu with JAMB Registration Number, 29036549DJ, Department of Microbiology with the highest Direct Entry Point of 84.83.

Closeness to God and Vision are the Secret of My Success: Pre-Degree Best Student

The unassuming bright Mr. Jimoh, Ayodele Ezekiel who had the highest score of 91 at Pre-Degree Level,  in the 2012/2013 Academic Session’s Admissions Screening Process has stated that he always set a goal, preparatory to achievement.

Speaking in a brief chat with FUNAAB Bulletin immediately after the 2012/2013 Matriculation Ceremony, Jimoh said he had set a goal of being the best among the Pre-Degree students to be admitted to 100Level.

According to him, “I set the goal and due to the fact that I was closer to God, I was able to emerge the best”.

Making reference to the Maxim which says “Heaven helps those who helps themselves”, Jimoh said he read and God really helped him as well, adding that he was lucky.

On how he felt when he was declared the best, he said that he was indeed happy, owing to the fact that he was not expecting it.

Jimoh, the only child of his parents said, his Dad is his source of motivation, adding that he had been very supportive of his education.

 

MATRICULATION: VC Charges All to Re-think on Focus, Values

The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Olusola Oyewole addressing the newly-matriculated students during the Matriculation Ceremony.

 

 

The Vice-Chancellor, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB), Professor Olusola Bandele Oyewole has stressed the need for stakeholders to “Re-think their focus and values in order to ensure that the nation’s Universities build up students that will have the skills and competencies, which will make them to be relevant to the labour market.

 

Professor Oyewole stated this on Wednesday, at the Matriculation Ceremony of the newly admitted students for the 2012/2013 Academic Session, held at the 2,000 capacity Professor Mahmood Yakubu Lecture Theatre.

The Vice-Chancellor, who lamented the grave decadence in the society, attributed it to the inability of all to rethink our education, noting with dismay that it is a shame for a young man to come through the University and fail to get all the necessary skills needed to compete in our ever evolving knowledge economy, driven by information communication technology.

According to him, “it is a shame that our youths come into the University for a Four Year Program and they end up spending six, seven years not because they have not performed but because of factors beyond them”.

Professor Oyewole added that it is also a shame to send our students to study, only for them to allow themselves to be lured into cultism and other anti-social vices, which destroyed their focus.

He pointed out that “the future of our country depends on the quality of the youths that we are growing today”, while “the future of our country also depends on the quality of education that we give to our youths today”.

He, however, declared that our country is one that is suffering from statistical kwashiorkor, stressing that if not, we wouldn’t be seeing more than 50% of our youths roaming the streets without jobs.

“Our nation is facing a gross youth unemployment challenge, which we need to face, if we want to have a great future as a nation”, he affirmed.

Meanwhile, the Matriculation Ceremony was unique and historic as it was the first the Vice-Chancellor presided over since assumption of office, barely eight months ago.

 

RCCG Members “Take” Over Venue … In Solidarity With Prof. Aduradola

The venue of the University 37th Inaugural Lecture, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu Lecture Theater on Wednesday assumed the posture of the popular “Redemption Camp” of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), as scores of Leaders, Pastors and members turned out massively, in solidarity with the Inaugural Lecturer, Professor Adegboyega Micheal Aduradola (FIIA), who is the Pastor in Charge of Ogun Province I.

The elated members of RCCG, who rented the air intermittently with victorious and appreciative shouts of “Halleluyah” and “the Lord is good respectively”, in response to the peak moments of the Vice-Chancellor’s, Professor Olusola Bandele Oyewole speech and mostly, the Inaugural Lecturer who is their Provincial Pastor.

Besides, RCCG also came to the Lecture with “workers” in it Ushering and Protocol Units. They took vantage positions in the venue, while welcoming their leaders and fellow members to the venue.

The leadership of RCCG was led to the Inaugural Lecture by the General Overseer, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, who was represented by his Special Assistant on Administration and Personnel, Pastor J. F. Odesola. Also in attendance were some Council Members of the Church.

They are the Assistant General Overseer, Pastor David Ilori, Pastor G. Lawal, Pastor David Kuo, Pastor Joseph Obayemi and the Director of Christian Education, RCCG, Pastor Israel Olufela Abatan.

 

NAAT / FUNAAB Holds Zonal Conference, Dec 5

The National Association of Academic Technologists (NAAT), Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB) will host the Southwest Zonal Delegates Conference on Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at the International Scholars’ and Resource Centre (IS&RC) by 10am.

A statement issued by the Chairman, NAAT/FUNAAB, Comrade Akinbola Sunday informed that highlight of the Conference is a Courtesy Visit on the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Olusola Bandele Oyewole.

The statement further informed that the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Olusola Bandele Oyewole will also declare the Conference opened.

We’ve not Received TEFFund CA Intervention Fund - VC … Directs Bursary to Disburse Immediately Funds are Received

The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Olusola Bandele Oyewole has directed the Bursary Department to release the approved amount to each of the 74 beneficiaries of TETFund Conference Attendance Intervention, to their respective salary accounts, as soon as funds are received by the University, within 24 hours.

The directive was contained in a memo with Reference No. FUNAAB/VC/50, dated November 27, 2012 and signed by the Director, Vice-Chancellor’s Office (DVCO), Mrs. C. B. Kuforiji.

The release further stated that “beneficiaries may, however, wish to source for funds from other sources for TETFund CA pending the release of Funds to the University TETFund.

It warned that Management will, however, not guarantee any fund to beneficiaries until TETFund CA intervention is received by the University.


The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Olusola Bandele Oyewole

Imbibe Good Values - VC Charges Staff, Students

 

The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Olusola Bandele Oyewole has charged members of the University Community, to imbibe the values of Integrity, Excellence, Commitment, Discipline, Focus and the Fear of God, in the discharge of their duties.

Prof. Oyewole, who gave the charge in his Introductory Remarks, at the University 37th Inaugural Lecture, held at Professor Mahmood Yakubu Lecture Theatre on Wednesday, said the values if imbibed and sustained by Staff and Students, as well as other stakeholders, will enhance service delivery to the University.

The Vice-Chancellor stated that more importantly, the values aforementioned, if cultivated and inculcated will enhance the University quest for a world-class status.

Professor Oyewole called on researchers to be proactive by carrying out researches that are relevant to the need of the people, as well as developed the nation.

 

 

Congregation Meeting Gets New Date - To Hold on December 12

The 24th Regular Meeting of Congregation has been rescheduled.

It will now hold on Wednesday, December 12, 2012 by 2.00 p.m at Professor Julius Okojie Lecture Theatre 3.

According to a memo dated and signed by the Registrar and Secretary to Congregation, Mr. Mathew Ayoola (JP), highlights of the Agenda are Vice-Chancellor’s Address to Congregation and Election of Representatives of Congregation on: Physical Planning and Capital Works Committee; FUNIS Board and Board of Survey.

The release informed that Nomination Forms for the vacant positions will continue to be available in the office of the Registrar, while the completed nomination form must be submitted to the same office latest Friday, December 7, 2012 at 4.00p.m.

Meanwhile, members are enjoined to forward to the Registrar relevant papers on other matters they would like to be listed on Agenda.

There’s Hope for Nigeria’s Forest - FUNAAB ‘s 37th Inaugural Lecturer

The Inaugural Lecturer, Prof. Adegboyega Michael Aduradola (FIIA) delivering the University’s 37th Inaugural Lecture titled “The Forest of Hope: Pains and Gains In Tropical Silviculture”, recently.
The current low level of forest productivity notwithstanding, there is hope for sustainable forest production in Nigeria.

This was the conclusion of Professor Adegboyega Micheal  Aduradola (FIIA), after delivering the University 37th Inaugural Lecture on Wednesday, at the Professor Mahmood Yakubu Lecture Theatre. Titled, “The Forest of Hope: Pains and Gains In Tropical Silviculture”, Aduradola, a Professor of Silviculture held his audience spell bound for almost two hours, as he dug beneath the surface of the theme, expatiating on the advantages, the challenges and socio, economic hope in the nation’s forest.

According to the Inaugural Lecturer, who is of the Department of Forestry and Wildlife Management, College of Environmental Resources Management (COLERM), the hope in Nigeria’s forest “was cemented by the First Forester, the Almighty God, who declared in the Bible, in Job 14:7-9 that: “For there is a hope for a tree, If it be cut down, that it will sprout again, and that its tender branch will not cease. Though its root grow old in the earth, and it stock die in the ground yet at the scent of water it will bud, and bring forth boughs like a plant”.

Aside the spiritual realm, Prof. Aduradola assured that even from the physical perspective, there’s hope for the nation’s forest, provided there is “a conscious adoption of scientific approach and necessary political will” by stakeholders.

Besides, he recommended a legislation that will enforce tree planting of at least, ten hectares annually in every local government of Nigeria, adding that its budget can afford the project.

Also recommended are abolition of old and ineffective forest laws, enactment of new forest legislation, for the promotion of appropriate pricing of forest products and services.

Others are creation of more forestry related Research Institutes. He suggested Institute for Tropical Silviculture and Forest Ecology; Institute for Wood Products and Utilization and Institute for Forest Inventory and Forest Management.

Professor Aduradola assured that the Research Institutes, when created will increase the speed of functional problem-oriented research and provide employment for forestry graduates.