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WANOART: We don’t “Crucify” in FUNAAB – Dean, COLFHEC … As Sierra Leonean and Ghanaian Scholars Present Seminar

The Dean, College of Food Science and Human Ecology (COLFHEC), Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB), Professor (Mrs.) Folake Henshaw has stated that FUNAAB Dons don’t crucify Seminar Presenters but encourage them.

Her words, “If you do well, we applaud you, but if you do not, we encourage you”.

Professor Henshaw however, declared that knowledge sharing is worth it and essential, adding that it is mutually beneficial, when learning from one another.

In a joint presentation titled, “Organic Sweet potato-Legume based Complimentary Foods for Infants and Young Children in Sierra Leone”, Mrs. Sawi, Memuna Kadie and Anthony Nyahabeh Mariama, from the Njala University, Sierra Leone, affirmed that producing food does not guarantee sufficient access to food.

Mariama declared that the objective of the Presentation is to develop a recipe which is a complimentary diet to be used by mothers in feeding their children, adding that part of the objective is also to reduce high malnutrition rate which is prevalent in Sierra Leone.

Also presenting on the topic “Promoting Organic Agriculture in Ghana: The Challenges, Opportunities and Way forward”, Dr. Kwame Frimpong and Mr. Ransford Amissah both from the University of Cape Coast, Ghana.

The Ghanaian Scholars noted that the West African Network on Organic Agriculture Research and Training (WANOART) has been an excellent body in the promotion of organic agriculture.

Canvassing further for Organic Agriculture as an alternate and better way of growing crops to the conventional means, Dr. Kwame advised for the use of the right resources and tools for growing the right crops, stating that Organic Agriculture is not just about food safety, but also about food security.

Dr. Kwame stated that under the umbrella of WANOART, Njala University, University of Cape Coast and FUNAAB is in the process of developing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).

DUFARMS Holds Training Workshop

 

Rep. of the VC, the DVC (D), Prof. Felix Salako addressing the participants during the Training Workshop held, recently.

The Directorate of University Farms (DUFARMS), Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB) on Wednesday, held a Pre-Season Training Workshop for its Senior Staff.

 

 

In his Opening Remarks, the Vice-Chancellor of FUNAAB, Professor Olusola Bandele Oyewole represented by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Development), Professor Felix Salako said that as the University is now celebrating her Silver Jubilee Anniversary, we must be strategically positioned as a food basket not only for our immediate environment but throughout Ogun State and beyond.

He commended the leadership of DUFARMS for the innovative and motivational topics packaged for the workshop noting that it will be a spring-board for the Directorate while equipping the staff with the much needed skills to improve their performances on the job.

“Let me say categorically here today that the University believes in and it is proud of her staff, most especially in the transformed Directorate, hence achieving the desired results can never be a problem. This is the more reason why this type of laudable programme cannot have been more timely than now”, he added.

The Acting Deputy Director, DUFARMS, Mr. Michael Ayo Jaiyeola in his brief remark expressed appreciation to the University Management for their unflinching support in all ramifications, adding that the Directorate will do everything humanly possible to succeed in this new farming year.

He noted that the essence of organizing the workshop is to equip all the Senior Staff of DUFARMS with necessary Technical and Management Skills for their effectiveness in the new dispensation.

Dr. Kehinde Adebowale Elemo of the College of Plant Science and Crop Production (COLPLANT),in his Lecture  titled, “Current Trends and Developments in Sustainable Crop Production Practices” highlighted the objectives of sustainable farming system practices which includes simulate optimum “forest-floor” conditions, Reduce evaporative loss of moisture from soil surface, Reduce evaporative loss from upper soil layers, Increase, maintain nitrogen levels in root zone, Minimize temperature fluctuations at soil surface, among others.

Dr. Elemo in his paper disclosed that inadequate economic and political systems, conflict, adverse weather, lack of crop production support mechanisms, inadequate funds for research and development, inefficient marketing structures and limited pool of trained scientists as some of the potential constraints for sustainable farming system practices.

He recommended seven management practices for sustainable crop production intensification which include minimum soil disturbance, permanent organic soil cover, species diversification and use of high-yielding adapted varieties from good seed.

Others are integrated pest management, plant nutrition based on healthy soils and efficient water management.

Professor (Mrs.) Olufunmilayo Adebambo of the Department of Animal Breeding and Genetics, FUNAAB in her paper presentation titled, “Current Trends and Development in Sustainable Livestock Improvement and Production Practices”, noted that trends in Livestock improvement varies from breeds and breeding, systems of rearing, housing, feeding and new technological methods used to accelerate selection and genetic improvement.

The Animal breeding expert said that Livestock production is an important feature of the Nigerian agriculture adding that it plays major economic, social and cultural roles in the living standards of farmers, processors, traders, consumers as well as the general public.

“As a specialized Federal University of Agriculture, the onus rests on us to advice the government on the fact that growth in agriculture in general livestock in particular, is twice as effective at reducing poverty and creating more employment opportunities than growth in other sectors of the economy”, she added.

Prof. (Mrs.) Adebambo further disclosed that if this country would embark on rapid animal protein production and consumption, there is need to concentrate on animals with shorter generation intervals like poultry, rabbits and pigs while waiting for the ones with longer generation intervals to come up.

She noted that misdirected, inappropriate funding, lack of leadership that will realize that it costs more to import improved breeds of other countries than to develop our own are the problems associated with livestock production improvement in the country.

The Don stressed that there is real need to work at modernization and commercialization of our agriculture and livestocks sectors for greater impact.

 

 

VC Charges New Veterinary Graduates on Professionalism

Rep. of the VC, the DVC (D), Prof. Felix Salako (4th Right) and to his left are the DVC (A), Prof. Toyin Arowolo; the Registrar, Mr. Matthew Ayoola and the University Librarian, Dr. (Mrs.) Mulikat Salaam while to his right are the Dean (COLVET), Prof. (Mrs.) Morenike Dipeolu; the President (VCN), Prof. Gabriel Ogundipe; the President (NVMA), Dr. Gani Enahoro  and the Rep. of the Registrar (VCN), Dr. Josiah Kantiyok. during the Induction Ceremony.

The Vice-Chancellor, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB), Professor Olusola Bandele Oyewole has called on the newly inducted Veterinary Medicine graduates of the Institution to continually demonstrate the core values of hard-work, honesty, self-reliance and sound judgment as worthy ambassadors of the University.

Professor Oyewole made this known in an address he delivered at the Fifth Induction ceremony of Veterinary Graduates by the Veterinary Council of Nigeria (VCN) held at the College Auditorium, recently.

Represented by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Development), Professor Felix Salako, the Vice-Chancellor disclosed that the Management  has embarked on the construction of a state of the art Veterinary Teaching Hospital Complex which is nearing completion.

He described Veterinary Medicine as a noble profession in which the practitioners must reflect and exude nobility both in dressing and behavior.

“The University is partnering relevant organizations and agencies at providing excellent Veterinary education in the country knowing fully well that, to build a 21st Century Ivory Tower requires enormous resources that may not be fully provided by the University”, he stated.

The Vice-Chancellor expressed appreciation to all and sundry for their contributions to the College especially, Veterinary Council of Nigeria for the donation of equipment worth over Seven Million Naira to enhance the teaching of Veterinary Medicine in the University.

Earlier in her welcome address, the Dean, College of Veterinary Medicine, Professor (Mrs.) Morenike Dipeolu charged the inductees that whatever position they find themselves, they should exhibit the excellence that FUNAAB is known for as well as  the ethics of the Veterinary Profession.

She charged them to imbibe the entrepreneurial spirit of innovation, good image and integrity by contributing their quota to the development of the nation’s economy.

Professor (Mrs.) Dipeolu expressed appreciation to the University Management, National Universities Commission (NUC), Veterinary Council of Nigeria (VCN) and Nigerian Veterinary Medical Association (NVMA) for impacting positively on both the infrastructural and academic needs of the College.

The President of Veterinary Council of Nigeria (VCN), Professor Gabriel Ogundipe in his speech admonished the inductees to abide by the rules and regulations guiding the Veterinary profession in order not to be sanctioned by the Council.

He said the inductees should improve on the knowledge and skill acquired while in the University, adding that only Fellows of the Council will be eligible to occupy the position of Director of Veterinary Teaching Hospitals in Nigerian Universities.

“For the avoidance of doubts, a Ph.D degree in any field is not an alternative to Fellowship”, he added.

Professor Ogundipe congratulated the University for the development that have taken place in the College since inception.

In his speech, Dr. Gani Enahoro, President, Nigerian Veterinary Medical Association (NVMA) called on the inductees to continue to sharpen their skills, be computer, internet and social media literates.

The  NVMA President advised them to work hard wherever they find themselves, starting from the National Youth Service Corps Camp stressing that they must be twice in hardworking than their average colleague in the human medical field.

 

 

E-Exam Is Successful - Dr. Fabusoro

 

The University Alternate Chairman, e-Exam, Dr. Eniola Fabusoro has expressed satisfaction at the conduct of the exam.

Speaking in a chat with FUNAAB Bulletin, Dr. Fabusoro who spoke while on duty at the Oba Lipede Multipurpose Hall Computer Centre described the conduct  of the exam as a vast improvement on the previous ones.

He specifically pin-pointed the conduct of the Computer Based Test by the University Staff, contrary to previous practice of contracting it to external firm as laudable and promising.

Dr. Fabusoro likened the initial challenges faced by the staff of the University Information and Communication Technology Resource Centre (ICTREC) in the administration of CBT as the usual staggering, wobbling and slight falling that a child usually undergo in his genuine quest to walk.

He sounded confident that since age has not altered the saying that “practice makes  perfect”, the staff (ICTREC ) will perform  better in the next exercise and better still,

master it in subsequent ones.

Dr. Fabusoro, in reference to the success of the University in conducting CBT through its staff  said  it is an indication that an average Nigerian is embedded with great potentials that are waiting to blossom, given the right leadership and encouragement.

He described FUNAAB staff, both academic and non-teaching staff as bunch of talents that will stand shoulder high in any facet and clime in the world, especially in the face of challenges.

Dr. Fabusoro described the feat of ICTREC as a practical demonstration and eloquent testimony of what any staff or arm of the University is capable of doing when the chips are down.

 

 

FUNAAB Staff and PG Student Win WANOART Award

The duo of Mr. Olatunde Olosunde and Mr. Yinka Ojo, a Staff and postgraduate student respectively in the Department of Horticulture, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB) have been offered West African Network on Organic Agriculture Research and Training (WANOART) Fellowship awards, tenable at the University of Cape Coast, Ghana.

A release signed by the WANOART Coordinator, Professor Isaac Aiyelaagbe informed that Mr. Olosunde will stay for three weeks gathering information on the inter-phase between organic agriculture and ornamental horticulture in urban centers, while Mr. Ojo will spend eight weeks to elucidate the biocidal effects of marigold (Tagets Petula) extracts as part of his research for the award of the masters degree in Horticulture.

The award is tenable between January and March, 2013.

Prof. Lateef Sanni Steps UP …Becomes CORAF/WECARD STC Member

 

 

The Head of Department (HOD), Food Science and Technology, College of Food Science and Human Ecology (COLFHEC), Professor Lateef Oladimeji Sanni is now a member of the prestigious Scientific and Technical Committee of West and Central African Council for Agricultural Research and Development (CORAF/WECARD).

The selection of Sanni, a member of the University Governing Council (internal) and President of the University Alumni Association was confirmed by the Board of CORAF/WECARD in a Letter Reference No. 2013/0120/SC/HRM/SE, dated 15th January, 2013 and signed by the Executive Director, Dr. Harold Roy-Macaulay.

According to a copy of the letter made available to the University and copied FUNAAB Bulletin, Professor Sanni’s selection was based on his “level of expertise in the area of competence in agricultural research”.

According to Dr. Roy-Macaulay, the Scientific and Technical Committee of which Professor Sanni is now a member is a statutory organ of CORAF/WECARD and the technical advisory arm of the Governing Board.

It is composed of twelve (12) experts chosen intuit personae from the National Agricultural System (NARS), FARP and partner institutions.

Professor Sanni described his appointment as “a demonstration of high regards given to our University (FUNAAB) adding that “we (FUNAAB) will have more opportunity to win research proposals through this platform”.

He thanked the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Olusola Bandele Oyewole and the University Management “for the viable environment to compete with colleagues in the world”.

He expressed the confidence “that this exposure will enhance my contributions in moving FUNAAB to a greater future”.

VC Visits Souvenir Shop and Tantalizer Fast Food

1. The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Olusola Bandele Oyewole appraising the facilities and souvenirs on ground at the Souvenir Shop.

2. Being under construction, the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Olusola Bandele Oyewole managing to enter Tantalizer Fast Food

3. 1. The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Olusola Bandele Oyewole pointing to a thing of interest at the Tantalizer Fast Food.

The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Olusola Bandele Oyewole in the early hours of Tuesday paid an unscheduled visit to the Directorate of Public Relations’ Souvenir Shop and Tantalizers Fast Food building, which is under construction.

Professor Oyewole who was accompanied by the Head, Office of Advancement , Dr. Taofiq Salisu embarked on an on the spot assessment of facilities and souvenirs in the Shop.

Besides, he equally assessed the spate and quality of work done on Tantalizers Fast Food building.

Commenting on the Souvenir Shop, the Vice-Chancellor stressed the need to accord the place the much needed publicity in order to create awareness within and outside the University Community.

He expressed satisfaction at the level of work done so far at the Tantalizer Fast Food building which is still under construction.

2012/2013 FIRST SEMESTER EXAMINATION: How FUNAAB Checked Malpractices

1.Eagle-eyed security personnel of the Sheriff Deputies screening students on one of the Holding Points.

2. A no nonsense Invigilator, Chairman, ASUU-FUNAAB, Dr. Biodun Badmus (Left) on duty in one of the Centres.

It will be easier for a Camel with hunch-back to pass through the very tiny eye of a needle than for any student of the University to cheat in the ongoing 2012/2013 First Semester Examination.

This was the conclusion of FUNAAB Bulletin Crew after monitoring the conduct of examination at all Centres on Friday.

For one, our Crew observed  the presence of eagle eyed security outfit, the Sheriff Deputies and the ‘Internal Rapid Response-Environmental Management Unit, which screened students and took position vigilantly within and outside the examination halls.

Besides, the no-nonsense invigilators, notably the Chairman of Academic Staff Union of Nigerian Universities, FUNAAB Branch, Dr. Biodun Badmus and Dr. Eniola Fabusoro spared no effort in ensuring that no student play a fast one on them.

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Academic, Professor Toyin Arowolo, Chairman, Time-Table Examination Committee (TIMTEC), Dr. Ikechukwu James, the Director, Exams and Records and Special Duties, Mrs. Christiana Kuforiji, Ag. Head, Information and Communication Technology Resource Centre (ICTREC), Dr. Olutayo Ajayi were on guard against malpractices at Centres visited by our crew.

As a matter of fact, movement of students to and from the examination halls, as well as the seating arrangement totally discouraged malpractices. Check it out.

STAGE 1 (STEP-DOWN VENUE)

This is the first port of call for students writing the examination.  In FUNAAB parlance, it is known as STEP DOWN.  This is where the candidates are hosted or lodged in a spacious hall or under a sprawling canopy, preparatory to their movement to the next port of call. For those who are conversant with Airport operations, FUNAAB Examination Step Down is like Departure Lounge.

STAGE 2 (HOLDING POINT)

This is the transit point or movement from STEP DOWN to the examination hall.  It is known as the Holding Point.  Here students proceed reverently to the waiting hands of invigilators and security men who scrutinized their examination requirements like a typical Airport scenario, this is where eligible students are giving “body pass” and check into the examination hall.

STAGE 3 (EXAMINATION HALL)

This is the “nerve centre” so to say.  It is the venue for the examination proper. Here you find eagle-eyed invigilators who are fully at alert. The sitting arrangement is such that two students occupy a long bench or chairs in a role.

One is seating at the extreme end while the other is at the tail end of the same modern bench.  The gap in between them is so wide that even the man with the longest neck in the world wont be able to “Giraffe” (peep) into the work of the other.

 

2012/2013 FIRST SEMESTER EXAMINATION: FUNAAB Gives Less Privileged Students Special Consideration …As TIMTEC Chairman Unfolds Welfare Measures …Makes Case for a Physically Challenged who Writes Slowly than Usual

 

 

Not batting an eyelid, the Chairman of the Time-Table and Examination Committee (TIMTEC), Dr.Ikechukwu James on Wednesday reeled out a catalogue of logistic measures taken by the University towards making the ongoing examination a  success.

Speaking in an exclusive chat with FUNAAB Bulletin, Dr. James said  he was gladdened by the fact that the Management has improved on its special consideration for the less privileged students during the examination.

He disclosed that waivers like not allowing the less privileged to seat or line up at Step Down and Holding Centre, leading to the examinations halls , topped the list of special consideration accorded the physically challenged in the ongoing exam.

Dr. James informed that as usual, vehicles that the University specially and exclusively provided for the conveyance of the physically challenged were fully on ground.

He, however, called on the Management to grant a less privileged student,  who write slowly than usual, due to genetic defects more time to write his papers in the ongoing examination and subsequent ones.

According to him, “the Management is examination friendly to all, especially the less privileged. It has provided vehicles to take physically challenged students to the examinations venues.  It has given them special consideration too.

For instance, we didn’t allow them to stay in holding areas. Once they arrived exam venue, we take them directly to the examination hall where they are screened”, he added.

Speaking extensively on other pro-active measures, Dr. James articulated them expressly and eloquently.

According to him, “one of the things that we have done is to make sure that the exam is held in a conducive atmosphere.   This includes provision of lighting system.  We make sure the air-conditioners are functional, furniture in good condition while we also improved the sanitary condition”.

He disclosed, “formerly we used to write exam in ten or eleven working days but now the exam has been spread to three weeks so as to reduce pressure on students and pressure of invigilation on invigilators”.

Dr. James further informed that “we make sure that staff who are invigilators are adequately informed by giving them roasters.  There is something we have done with respect to invigilation roaster which has never been done in the history of the University.

In time past, a Committee spent hours, days in trying to prepare roaster for invigilation, this time  around, a software prepared the roaster, we didn’t do it manually”, he added.

Chairman, TIMTEC, continued, “we also ensure that in an examination hall, there are male and female invigilators to screen and follow up students of the same sex.  We also consider morning and afternoon schedule.  We don’t want any invigilator to be permanent in any of the shift, be it morning or afternoon.  The essence is to put everybody on the same platform”.

Dr. James stressed, “we adequately communicated to students the rules and regulations governing the examination, in order to monitor and minimize exam malpractices while the Environmental Unit was engaged to ensure law and order”.

SPECIAL FOCUS ON 2012/2013 1ST SEMESTER EXAM FUNAAB Acquires Capacity To Administer E-Exams

 

The ongoing 2012.2013 First Semester Examination has added a positive twist as the Management had engaged the personnel of the University’s Information and Communication Technology Resource Centre (ICTREC) in the application of Computer Based Test (CBT) for students.

The innovation is not only a vast improvement on the conduct of examinations in the University but better still, a drastic and radical departure from the past where the institution hired  contractors to conduct the examination.

The Acting Head, ICTREC, Dr. Olutayo  Ajayi revealed this in an exclusive chat with FUNAAB Bulletin.

He described the innovation as unique and a landmark achievement. His words, “in the past five years, we have been using external company to conduct Computer Based Test and this has been causing us fortune. We have dropped that idea, the Professor Oyewole led Management is now engaging members of staff to conduct the examination.

This is a landmark achievement for the University and its very unique.  The uniqueness lies in the fact that we have taken the bull by the horn by doing it ourselves. We are now one of the very few Universities that are conducting CBT without contracting it to external companies”, he added.

Expatiating on the Computer Based Test (CBT) and its benefits, Dr. Ajayi stated that “CBT is when students are doing examinations on the computer as against paper work.  CBT is easier and faster than the conventional method of doing

INVITATION FOR PRE-QUALIFICATION OF CONSULTANTS

INTRODUCTION

The Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, (FUNAAB), is seeking for qualified and experienced Consultant for pre-qualification in respect of the Review of the University’s Strategic Plan.

The exercise is expected to involved data collection and analysis on the existing developments from inception, its evolutions and projections for at least the next 10 years. The review should not only be based on the standard obtained in the Nigerian Universities environment but must have global outlook predicated on best professional practices and standards in campus planning and development. It is expected that a comprehensive review of the subsisting Strategic Plan would be fully achieved.

INVITATION

The Consultant is expected to be multi-disciplinary consortium with key professionals involved in Planning and Development fully registered with their respective professional bodies. The firms must have several years of relevant experience and evidence of job handling in Tertiary Institutions, preferably in University similar projects in the last 5 years. Consultants are hereby requested to indicate there interest in participating in the Pre-qualification by receiving further instructions from the Director, Academic Planning Unit on the payment of a non-refundable tender fee of Twenty Thousand Naira (N20,000.00) only, payable to any of the following University IGR Accounts: Zenith Bank, Guaranty Trust Bank and FUNAAB Micro-Finance Bank. Completed tender documents are to be returned in a wax-sealed envelope with the title of the project tendered for clearly indicated on the envelope.


PRE-QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

To be considered, potential Companies are required to collect a Pre-qualification Screening Questionnaire from the Director, Physical Planning Unit. Intending Contractors must submit all the under-listed verifiable documents.

1.  Evidence of Company’s registration with the Corporate Affairs Commission;
2.  Certified true copy of Memorandum and Articles of Association of the Company with the Corporate
Affairs Commission (CAC07);
3.  Evidence of Compliance with the statutory provision of Section 6 (1)-(3) of the Industrial Training
Fund Amendment Act, 2011;
4.  Evidence of compliance with statutory provision of Pension Reform Act, 2004;
5.  Corporate profile, to include, Curriculum vitae and copies of credentials of Company and Technical
Staff, indicating qualification and year(s) of cognate experience and registration with necessary 
professional bodies;
6.   Evidence of payment of tax for the last three (3) years, duly stamped;
7.   Copy of VAT registration and Evidence of past VAT remittances for such jobs;
8.   Current Company’s audited statement of Accounts, duly stamped by a registered Auditor;
9.   Original Bank Statement for the past twelve months;
10. Bank Reference from reputable Bank with evidence of overdraft facilities;
11. Company’s address, functional contact address, GSM phone number(s) and e-mail addresses;
12. Reference letters from three (3) previous clients of similar jobs, satisfactorily completed;
13. Original copies of documents would be requested to be made available for sighting whenever
required; and
14.  A sworn Affidavit certifying that:

a.   The documents submitted for the pre-qualification exercise are not only genuine but correct;
b.   The Director(s) of the Company seeking for the pre-qualification had never been convicted by any
court of law;
c.    The Company is not bankrupt; and
d.    None of the officers of FUNAAB or BPP is a former or present Director of the Company.


SUBMISSION OF PRE-QUALIFICATION DOCUMENTS

The Pre-qualification documents for the project arranged in the order listed above is to be submitted in five (5) copies, A4 size paged and neatly bound and sealed in two (2) envelopes with the outer envelope marked “SECRET Pre-Qualification for (Quoting the appropriate projects’ name)” boldly written on the top right hand corner of the envelope and delivered to:


The Registrar
Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta,
P. M. B. 2240, Abeokuta, Ogun State.

To reach him not later than Tuesday, February 12th, 2013 at 2.00p.m.


IMPORTANT INFORMATION

a.    Failure to comply with the above requirements would automatically result in disqualification;
b.    The University reserves the right to verify the authenticity of any claim made on the Pre-qualification documents submitted by Companies;
c.    The University reserves the right to reject any Pre-qualification document and is neither committed nor obliged to give reasons for the rejection of any of the Companies responding to this invitation; and
d.    Only Consultants who have been pre-qualified and fond suitable will be invited to competitively tender for the projects.



M. O. Ayoola (JP)
Registrar


TETFUND Conference Attendance Intervention Grant

The University Management has called for staffers’ applications for the 2012 TETFUND Conference Attendance Intervention Fund.

A memo dated January 16, 2013 and signed by the Director, Centre for Internationalization and Partnerships (CENIP), Dr. Akeem Oyekanmi, stated that the TETFUND Conference Attendance Intervention Fund is available to support staff planning to attend International Conference.

 

Interested applicant have been advised to forward their application to the Vice-Chancellor through the Director, CENIP not later than fourteen (14) working days from the above stated date, in order to access the fund.

It was also advised that the proposed conferences do not come up less than four (4) months after submission of application.

In the same vein, members of the academic staff are informed that the 2012 TETTUND Academic Staff Training and Development (AST & D) Intervention Fund is available.

Interested Academic Staff with admission to pursue full time Ph.D training within or outside Nigeria is to apply for a “Full Time Ph.D Training” while those who are already pursuing their Ph.D degree programmes in Nigeria are to apply for the “Short Duration Doctoral Research”, a short duration bench work to give access to state-of-the-art facilities in pure and applied sciences.

Under the above (Academic Staff) category, it was stated that preference shall be given to candidates pursuing  Sciences, Technology and Engineering based courses.

All application should be accompanied with Curriculum Vitae, letter of Admission, Tuition and Living expenses and forwarded to the Director, CENIP on or before Tuesday, February 5, 2012.

The memo however, informed all applicants in all category that “a special Committee on Staff Training and Development will assess the application and make recommendations to the Vice-Chancellor.

Management Plans Special Waiver Policy for Less Privileged Students

 

The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Olusola Bandele Oyewole

The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Olusola Bandele Oyewole has stressed the need for the University to have more enabling and concrete policy that will address the welfare and better the lots of the less privileged students of the Institution.

 

Professor Oyewole harped on the need at a meeting with the students of the University, who are less privileged, held at Tony Anenih Hall on Wednesday.

 

Bordered by the need to improve on their welfare, the Vice-Chancellor said it is high time for the University to give the less privilege students “special consideration” in the area of logistics, financial assistance, employment, participation in extra-curricular activities, among others.

 

Professor Oyewole pointed out that, it won’t be out of place to set up a Trust Fund to assist the less privilege Students in due course.

 

Besides, he expressed the readiness of the Management to put in place measures that will check the physical exertion that they face in the course of their academic activities on campus.

 

The Vice-Chancellor encouraged less privilege students saying, “I want you to know that you can be greater than anybody.  All you need is to put in your best and trust in God”.

 

Earlier on, the students while speaking requested for sponsorship and opportunity to participate in competitions organized by the University, exclusively for them.

 

 

 

 

1st Semester Exam: FUNAAB Library Commences 24-Hour Services

The ‘Nimbe Adedipe Library, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB) has concluded arrangements to provide round the clock 24-Hour Library Services to students and other users during the forthcoming first semester examination.

A release signed by the University Librarian, Dr. (Mrs.) Mulikat Salaam informed that Users are enjoined to avail themselves of this opportunity to read well for their examinations.

COLENG Holds End of the Year Party

The former Dean (COLENG), Prof. Emmanuel Ajisegiri (Left), being welcomed by Prof. Peter Aiyedun, while the Dean (COLENG), Prof. Samuel Adejuyigbe (Right), admires them during the College’s End of the Year 2012 Party and Thanksgiving Prayer.

The College of Engineering, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB) on Tuesday held its end of the year 2012 party and thanksgiving prayer.

In his short exhortation, the Dean of the College, Professor Samuel Adejuyigbe said it is worth celebrating the goodness and greatness of God adding that “God has the ability to make you great and has the ability to make you cross without any hindrance.

He charged every staff of the College to walk with God in the year 2013 in order to receive favour from above.

Professor Adejuyigbe admonished them to put their trust in God in year 2013 and have it in mind that they are going to make it irrespective of obstacles.

The Dean thanked members of staff for their selfless service and solicited for their continuous support in taking the College to the next level in the New Year.

The Deputy Dean of the College, Dr. Salami Ismaila, while giving the assessment of the College said it was established in August 2002 and by August this year, it will be 11 years old.

He noted that the College started with Four Departments and today it has risen to Six which are: Civil, Electrical/Electronics, Agricultural, Mechanical, Mechatronics and Food Engineering departments while the foundation four Departments have received full accreditation from Council of Registered Engineers of Nigeria(COREN).

While thanking the University Management on behalf of the College for their supports in all ramifications, Dr. Ismaila disclosed that some of their

Dr. Atungwu Delivers 15th Annual Lecture …Encourages a 10-year Alumni Relations & Strategic Plan

The Guest Lecturer, Dr. Joe Atungwu making salient points during the 15th Annual Lecture of FUNAAB Alumni Association, while the President, FUNAAB Alumni Association, Prof. Lateef Sanni; the VC, Prof. Olusola Bandele Oyewole; the Pro-Chancellor, Chief Lawrence Ayinde Olakunle Osayemi and other top officers of the University, listen with rapt attention

The University Authority has been called upon to consider packaging a 10-year Alumni Relations and Strategic Plan (2013-2023) as a step towards a “new and exciting era” of alumni relations.

The above recommendation was made by a FUNAAB Alumnus and the Guest Lecturer of the 15th Annual Lecture of FUNAAB Alumni Association, Dr. Jonathan J. Atungwu.

In the lecture titled “Strategizing the Alumni for Sustainable University Development, “Dr. Atungwu stressed the need for a dedicated Alumni engagement Website to enhance reunions of its graduates.

Dr. Atungwu encouraged the Alumni body to be seen as a partner that will engage the University in long-lasting discourse on the best ways to build on the achievements of the last 25 years, as the University celebrates its Silver Jubilee.

Dr. Atungwu, who is the  Director of the University Community-Based Farming scheme (COBFAS) also, canvassed for a new era of Alumni relations which will be fully engaged in the developmental processes of the University, by packaging a 10-year Alumni Relations and Strategic Plan (2013-2023) as a step towards a “new exciting era” of Alumni relations.

Dr. Atungwu predicted that the University has a bright future,  huge, great and potentials.

He however described the Alumni as a major stakeholder that have the potential to contribute to sustainable development of the University through its members’ labour, time and resources.

Highlighting, the achievements of the Alumni towards the development of the University, he stated that some Alumnus staffed in the University have been able to attract top grants for Research and Development to the University.

The speaker debunked the misconception that only the rich alumni can contribute to its activities, as he made it known that membership is open to all holders of FUNAAB degrees and related programmes.

Chronicling the history of the Alumni Association, Dr. Atungwu recounted that the Association was founded in January 1996 for the purpose of connecting with Alumni of FUNAAB locally and internationally so as to enable them play significant roles in the development of the University.

Dr. Atungwu also commended the past and present University Management for their enviable progresses, achievements, and positive developmental efforts made in the last 25 years of its existence.

On further development of the University, Dr. Atungwu cautioned that members should guide against anything that would unnecessarily slow down the increasing tempo of growth and development, lower academic standards and things that may threaten financial prudency.

In appreciation, he noted that the Alumni is grateful to the University for granting its National President an automatic representative of the Convocation on the University Governing Council.

 

 

 

 

 

Senate Approves Academic Calendars

The Senate of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB) at its 193rd Statutory Meeting held on Thursday, January 3, 2013 approved the Academic Calendars for 2013/2014 and 2014/2015 academic sessions.

A decision extract sent to FUNAAB Bulletin and signed by the Principal Assistant Registrar, Senate and Admissions, Mr. Abdusobbur Salaam informed that the approval is for long term planning purposes.

The breakdown is as follows:

ACADEMIC CALENDAR FOR 2013/2014 ACADEMIC SESSION

Online Registration for Returning Students - Monday, Aug. 26 – Friday Sept 27, 2013

Arrival of Fresh Students - Sunday, 1st September, 2013

ICT Training for Fresh Students

Registration by Exams & Records - September 2- 20, 2013

Orientation of Fresh Students - 23rd - 27th September, 2013

Arrival (Returning Students) - Sunday, September 29, 2013

First Semester Lectures Begin - Monday, September 30, 2013

Late Registration with Penalty Begins - Monday, October 14, 2013

Late Registration with Penalty Ends - Monday, October, 28, 2013

 

MATRICULATION - -----------------------------------

 

Inaugural Lecture - ------------------------------------

First Semester Lectures End - Friday, January 10, 2014

 

Inaugural Lecture - -------------------------------------

First Semester Examinations begin - Monday, January 20, 2014

First Semester Examinations End - Friday, February 7, 2014

Second Semester Lectures Begin - Monday, February 17, 2014

Senate to consider First Semester

Examination Results - Thursday, March 6, 2014

 

Inaugural Lecture - -------------------------------------

Second Semester Lectures End - Friday, May 23, 2014

Second Semester Examinations Begin - Monday, June 2, 2014

Second Semester Examinations End - Friday, June 20, 2014

 

Senate to consider Second Semester Examination

Results and End of Session - Thursday July 17, 2014

 

 

First Semester Second Semester

14 Weeks of Lectures 14 Weeks of Lectures

1 Week for Examination Preparation 1 Week for Examination Preparation

3 Weeks for Examination 3Weeks for Examination

3 Weeks for marking and compilation 3 Weeks for marking and compilation

 

 

ACADEMIC CALENDAR FOR 2014/2015 ACADEMIC SESSION

Online Registration for Returning Students - Monday, Aug. 25 – Friday Sept 26, 2014

Arrival of Fresh Students - Sunday, 31st August, 2014

ICT Training for Fresh Students

Registration by Exams & Records - September1st- 19th, 2014

Orientation of Fresh Students - 22nd - 26th September, 2014

Arrival (Returning Students) - Sunday, September 28, 2014

First Semester Lectures Begin - Monday, September 29, 2014

Late Registration with Penalty Begins - Monday, October 13, 2014

Late Registration with Penalty Ends - Monday, October, 27, 2014

 

MATRICULATION - -----------------------------------

 

Inaugural Lecture - ------------------------------------

First Semester Lectures End - Friday, January 9, 2015

 

Inaugural Lecture - -------------------------------------

First Semester Examinations begin - Monday, January 19, 2015

First Semester Examinations End - Friday, February 6, 2015

Second Semester Lectures Begin - Monday, February 16, 2015

Senate to consider First Semester

Examination Results - Thursday, March 5, 2015

 

Inaugural Lecture - -------------------------------------

Second Semester Lectures End - Friday, May 22, 2015

Second Semester Examinations Begin - Monday, June 1, 2015

Second Semester Examinations End - Friday, June 19, 2015

 

Senate to consider Second Semester Examination

Results and End of Session - Thursday July 16, 2015

 

Key

First Semester Second Semester

14Weeks of Lectures 14 Weeks of Lectures

1 Week for Examination Preparation 1 Week for Examination Preparation

3 Weeks for Examination 3Weeks for Examination

3 Weeks for marking and compilation 3 Weeks for marking and compilation

 

VC Hinges FUNAAB Success On Good Leadership

The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Olusola Bandele Oyewole fielding questions from Journalists at Rock City Fm

The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Olusola Bandele Oyewole has attributed the success story of the University since it was established Twenty-Five (25) years ago to dynamic leadership.

Speaking on Rock City FM, Abeokuta favourite Programme, “Day Break Show” on Wednesday, Professor Oyewole said FUNAAB had been lucky to have good Vice-Chancellors and Governing Councils that are prudent managers of resources and personnel.

According to him, “the success you have seen in FUNAAB, physically speaking is the result of good leadership.  We have been lucky from day one. We are blessed to have Professor ‘Nimbe Adedipe as our foundation Vice-Chancellor.

“We also thank God for having Professors Julius Okojie, Isreal Adu, and briefly Professor Ishola Adamson and of course my predecessor Professor Oluwafemi Olaiya Balogun.  I will tell you all of them performed miracles with Professor Adedipe being the core miracle performer”, he added.

He stressed “we are also blessed with good Governing Council from inception.   I need to mention that the current Council led by Chief Lawrence Ayinde Osayemi is fantastic.  They are the people providing the quality policy guidelines that is moving the development that you see in FUNAAB”.

“My predecessors in Office I must tell you have put on ground the system of discipline, the system of commitment and the system of fund management.  For example, if you get to FUNAAB, you will see us buying new buses and you will be wondering how come? Where did they get money to buy new buses”.

“It is so simple, we are committed to the fact that the acceptance fee that our students pay, are not wasted. We ensure that we use it to buy books, attend to facilities that will enhance the welfare of our students”.

“I also need to mention that the current Council has made commitment that 40 per cent of all internally generated revenue of the University should be committed to infrastructure development and that is why I tell you anytime you get to FUNAAB there will be one infrastructure going on or the other”, he added.

 

EID-EL-MAULUD: FG Declares Thursday, Public Holiday

The Federal Government has declared Thursday, January 24, 2013 a Public Holiday nationwide for the celebration of Eid-El-Maulud.

The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Olusola Bandele Oyewole wishes the University Muslim Community and Nigeria at large, Happy celebration.

 

 

 

FUNAAB Silver Jubilee Rules Airwaves

 

The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Olusola Bandele Oyewole on Wednesday took the ongoing sensitization of stakeholders and the general public on the Silver Jubilee Anniversary of the University to the airwaves.

For sixty minutes FUNAAB ruled the frequency modulation (FM), putting on the front burner, the 25th Anniversary Celebration and other issues that are of interest to journalists and members of the public who  phoned, while others mailed their questions into the studio.

The soft-spoken Vice-Chancellor was also in his usual element, answering questions effortlessly with noticeable eloquence, details and deep insight that shows his rich knowledge and understanding of the University.

Fielding questions on the essence of the University celebration of Twenty-Five years of existence, Professor Oyewole said it is deserving because FUNAAB has excelled in realizing its tripodal mandates.

According to him, “we have made the mark of excellence in our areas of focus.  These are our tripodal mandate of teaching, research and extension services”.

Expatiating on academic excellence, the Vice-Chancellor stated that “our graduates are found everywhere where they have been excelling. “Anywhere you find our graduates, you find people that exhibit some important values which are befitting and promoting our University”.“We have put in them best quality and we are sure they are the best within the system.  In terms of academics we have tried a lot”, he added.

Speaking further, Professor Oyewole stressed that in the area of research “our research cuts across all facets of lives, animal science, crop science, plant science, processing. We are not just interested in primary production, we are interested in adding value to agric production”.

“One unique thing about FUNAAB is that we just don’t do research in the laboratory, we move outside the laboratory. Within the University today, we have Industrial Park where we have some cassava processing, cashew processing”.

He continued, “I know you have heard about the release of FUNAAB Ofada Varieties, FUNAABOR I and FUNAABOR II.  This is part of the latest invention that have come from FUNAAB. FUNAABOR I has been found to have high protein content and it also has good fibre, which is good for certain set of people”.

“We also have FUNAABOR 2 which is white and sweet when you take it.  In the area of Animal Science, we have gone ahead to look at a peculiar breed of goats in South Africa known as Kalahari.  We have brought Kalahari down to FUNAAB and cross-breed them with local breed so as to see how it can adapt to our environment”.

The Vice-Chancellor further informed that

“I know your are aware of our current role to incorporate cassava flour in bread and to mention that the original innovation comes from our University.  When we are talking about cassava flour, honestly speaking, the innovation comes from our University.  We are into production of cassava flour and we are also at the fore-front of research in our local cassava product like fufu.  For example our University produce odourless “fufu”.

Besides, Professor Oyewole advanced, “we have made impact in the area of tomatoes production and processing”.  Our University has a large acre of land for cocoa, palm oil.  We are into processing of honey, cashew-nuts and palm-wine, among others.

On the extension mandate of the University, the Vice-Chancellor revealed that, “one thing is that we don’t wait for our farmers to come.  We take education to the villages. We have programmes that our researchers, our Professors within the University go out to interact with farmers in the villages”.

“I tell you through our Agricultural Media Resources and Extension Center (AMREC), FUNAAB has Centres in many villages cutting across Ogun State and we have contact even in Oyo, Osun up to Delta State”, he stated.

Professor Oyewole also listed the University robust town and gown relationship with its catchment areas through Community Based Farming Scheme, among others, virile international organization and partnership, capacity development for staff as some of other areas which the University has made impact in the last 25 years.

 

 

 

 

 

Alumni Has Impacted FUNAAB Wonderfully - Prof. Sanni …We can do better if - Dr. Atungwu

 

Director, COBFAS, Dr. Joe Atungwu The President, University Alumni Association, Prof. Lateef Sanni.

The President of the University Alumni Association, Professor Lateef Sanni has described the contributions of the body to the FUNAAB since inception Twenty-Five years ago as wonderful.

Professor Sanni spoke even as another frontline member of the Association, Dr. Joe Atungwu called on the Management to reposition Alumni towards driving the campaign for fund raising and sustainable development.

Delivering his presidential address at the 16th Annual Convention and 15th Annual Lecture Series of the Association, Prof. Sanni said “Alumni contribution to FUNAAB at 25 has been wonderful, encouraging and worthy of emulation”

He stressed that, “our members are members of Senate, Congregation, Convocation and Convocation representatives in the Governing Council of the University.  Our members won laurels for the University in national and international competitions, research, partnership, grants, conferences, consultancy and global visibility”, he added.

Professor Sanni enjoined the management to engage the Association and other stakeholders in decision making for the University.

Corroborating him in his lecture titled, “Strategizing The Alumni for Sustainable University Development”, the Guest lecturer, Dr. Jonathan Atungwu, an Alumni of the University called on the Management to reposition the Alumni as catalyst for fund raising and sustainable development.

He observed that “today, the Alumni Relations and Development Office is run by only one officer.  He is the head, the messenger and the Secretary. I would like to advocate that alumni office be upgraded to a Centre in the University with full fledge administrative and technical staff”

“The Centre can then be positioned to be responsible for fund raising and providing services for the University’s national and international community of Alumni”, he added.

 

Join Us In Making FUNAAB World-Class ---VC Beckons on Alumni Association

 

The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Olusola Bandele Oyewole has charged the University Alumni Association to join the Management and other stakeholders in the drive to make FUNAAB a World-Class institution.

Speaking extempore at the 16th Annual Convention and 15th Annual Lecture Series of the University Alumni Association, held at Postgraduate School Auditorium on Saturday, Professor Oyewole also called on the Association to join the University in celebrating her 25th Anniversary.

The Vice-Chancellor in his unscripted speech titled, “Join Us” articulated many ways through which the Association can join fellow stakeholders in upgrading the University status to world-class.

According to him, one of such ways “is to serve as our idea bank.  You can come up with initiative which we can use. We are also counting on you to show the values the University stands for because you are our mirror to the world.  Our Alumni really need to serve as our quality Ambassadors”.

Besides, Professor Oyewole also stated that “there is a way our Alumni can connect us with opportunities to support our physical structures, equipments, among others using your God given offices and influence”

Speaking further, the Vice-Chancellor further challenged Alumni of the University to support their Alma-mater through Scholarships, among others.

The Vice-Chancellor used the occasion to invite the Alumni to participate fully  in the Silver Jubilee Anniversary of the University.

Apart from asking them to  attend the activities lined-up for the celebration, Professor Oyewole solicited their assistance in the area of endowment, sponsorship and publicity of the anniversary in the media.

The Vice-Chancellor who stated that he is not only responsible to the Governing Council among others declared that he is also responsible to Alumni and as such will always intimate them of the activities of his administration.

Informing the Alumni that he is 7 months, 14 days old in office, Professor Oyewole said he inherited 25 ongoing projects, disclosing that his administration has completed 13 of it.

He expressed the readiness of the Management to build three (3) new Science Laboratories and other facilities  to take care of the increasing population of students.

Professor Oyewole also informed the Association that his administration has put in place Office for Advancement, to enhance the development of the University.

He called for the input and support of the Association towards assisting the new office in achieving its goals.

The Vice-Chancellor specifically requested for the soft copy of the lecture of the Guest Lecturer, Dr Joe Atungwu noting that information therein will assist the new Centre greatly.

Professor Oyewole expressed gratitude to God for the success of FUNAAB Alumni observing that “when FUNAAB started, we used to depend on University of Ibadan, University of Lagos for lecturers  but  today in our Colleges, Department and Directorates we have Alumni who are lecturers and non-teaching staff, and they are doing very well”

The Vice-Chancellor congratulated the Association on the completion of its Secretariat, stressing it is not completed until it is well furnished.

 

Management Commends Staff Unions - As NAAT Donates books to FUNAAB

Mr. Johnson Adegbulugbe (Middle) presenting the books to the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Olusola Bandele Oyewole (Right) during the maiden edition of the NAAT Family Re-Union held, recently.

The University Management has commended Staff and Students Unions in the University for being partners in progress.

The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Olusola Bandele Oyewole gave the commendation while showing appreciation to the National Association of Academic Technologists (NAAT) for donating precious books to the University.

Speaking after receiving the donation at the maiden edition of NAAT family Re-Union, held at Tony Anenih Hall, Professor Oyewole described the Union gesture as a welcome development.

He said that “the Unions we have in the University are unique. They are partners in progress. For this gesture, we are extremely grateful to NAAT”.

“I also want to thank ASUU, SSANU, NASU and FUNAABSU for the positive role you are playing. The Management I must say is not worried by the activities of the Unions because they are positives”, he added.

The Vice-Chancellor charged the Unions not to rest on their oars, saying that the Management needs more of their positive contributions, especially now that the University is celebrating her 25th Anniversary.

He specifically charged NAAT to use its expertise to develop the University, reiterating the commitment of the Management to bettering the lots of staff and students of the Institution.

Earlier in his welcome address, the Chairman of NAAT, FUNAAB branch, Comrade Sunday Ayodele Akinbola said the Association’s Family Re-union was put in place to bring together colleagues with a view

Embrace Intellectual, Developmental Unionism - VC Counsels FUNAABSU Leaders

The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Olusola Bandele Oyewole (Arrowed), addressing FUNAABSU Executives.

The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Olusola Bandele Oyewole has charged Students Union Executives in tertiary institutions in the country to drop “Aluta” Unionism and embrace the world order of quality, intellectual and developmental unionism.

Professor Oyewole gave the charge just as he passed a Vote of Confidence on Mr. Dipo Adesipo led Students Union Executive of the University.

He spoke at a Luncheon, organized for FUNAABSU Executive, held at his official Lodge.

The President of FUNAAB Students Union, Mr. Dipo Adesipo had earlier in his speech set the ball rolling when he declared that his type of Unionism and Executive doesn’t believe in “Aluta” Unionism, but intellectual and dialogue unionism”.

Impressed by Adesipo’s declaration, the Vice-Chancellor in his speech said, “I will tell you anytime the President of our Student Union is talking, I just have to pay attention to him because he just don’t say anything for saying sake”.

“He says things that make sense. He told us today that there is a new spirit to unionism. Please I am pleading with you buy into that new spirit. That spirit is a spirit of intellectual unionism”.

Professor Oyewole recalled that while working with Association of African Universities (AAU) and African Union in Ethiopia where he was also in charge of Universities, he had series of meetings and interactions with Universities in Europe.

The Vice-Chancellor stressed that during those meetings with Universities in Europe, “One thing I found about unionism is that the students and their unions are concerned with quality. They are concern about the development of their countries. They are very strong, organized and they are also rich”.

“But here in Africa, it is all about “Aluta” Students Union Government.

Ladies and Gentlemen, I’m looking forward to when our student will be giving Scholarship to those who are in need among us”.

Professor Oyewole called on Nigerian students and their leaders to shun Aluta Unionism because we are”in an environment where people will want you to destroy things. We are in an environment where some people are not happy when there’s peace on campus. We are depending on our students. Please don’t allow yourself to be used by anybody for evil”, he admonished.

Earlier in his speech, the Dean of Students Affairs, Professor Olufemi Onifade charged the Student Union Executives and students at large to see themselves as future leaders and as such should not allow anybody or situations to waste their lives.

 

 

Sierra-Leone Govt Commends FUNAAB …Honoured by Federal Scholarship Board - As VC Tasks Foreign Scholars

The Asst. Dir. (FSB), Mr. Rotimi Akinyele (Left) congratulating the Management of the University on the successful hosting of the 5-day Orientation/Acculturation Programme held, recently. With him from Right are, the Director (CENIP), Dr. Akeem Oyekanmi; the University Librarian, Dr. (Mrs.) Mulikat Salaam; the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Olusola Bandele Oyewole and the DVC (A), Prof. Toyin Arowolo.
The Government of Sierra-Leone has commended the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria (FUNAAB) for a successful host of the just concluded 2nd Edition of the Orientation/Acculturation programme organized by the Federal Scholarship Board in collaboration with FUNAAB for all scholars under Nigeria Commonwealth and Bilateral Education Agreement Scholarship.

The commendation came even as the Federal Scholarship Board honoured FUNAAB with Award of Excellence for contributing immensely to the success of its Programme at FUNAAB International Scholar and Resource Centre (ISRC) on Thursday, the Assistant Director, Federal Scholarship Board (FSB), Mr. R.W Akinyele delivered Sierra-Leone Government Goodwill Message, congratulating FUNAAB for successfully hosting the programme.

Mr. Akinyele, on behalf of FSB also presented Award of Excellence to FUNAAB for contributing to the development of the Board scholarship programme.

The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Olusola Bandele Oyewole received the Award plaque on behalf of the University.

Speaking at the occasion, FUNAAB Vice-Chancellor charged the foreign scholars to go back home at the end of their studies and develop their countries using their academic and social exposure.

Using South Africa as an example, Professor Oyewole recalled that he was an undergraduate during the dark days of apartheid in South Africa.

He pointed out that the same South Africa which was in turbulence then is today a force to reckon with, especially in Africa.

The Vice-Chancellor stated that there’s no nation that can’t bounce back strongly provided the citizenry are committed to revamping it.

Professor Oyewole charged the Foreign Scholars not to forget FUNAAB and Nigeria impact on their lives in future.

He admonished them to be good ambassadors of the University and Nigeria at large.

Plaques of honour were presented to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Academic, Professor Toyin Arowolo, Director of Grants Management, Dr. Kayode Akinyemi, Director, Centre for Internationalization and Partnerships (CENIP), Dr. Akeem Oyekanmi, Head/Deputy Director, Directorate of Public Relations, Mr. ‘Lasun Somoye and others at the occasion.

 

Western World Is Not Fair To Nigeria …Nigerians Are Good People - Foreign Scholars

 

 

Foreign Scholars under Nigeria Commonwealth and Bilateral Education Agreement Scholarship; and FUNAAB Foreign African Scholarship Scheme (FUFASS) have described and adjudged Nigerians as good people, contrary to general impression, especially the Western World.

The Scholars have been in Nigeria for some time where they are undergraduates and postgraduates students of Universities therein.

Speaking, however, at a Dinner, marking the end of a 5-Day 2nd Edition of the Orientation/Acculturation Programme, organized by the Federal Scholarship Board in collaboration with (FUNAAB), which hosted it, the foreign scholars said until other fellow foreigners, especially from oversees countries visit Nigeria and spend some time, they won’t appreciate the fact that Nigerians are good people.

According to the Governor of the Scholars, Mr. Abdul Koroma, a Sierra-Leonean and a student of Mathematics, University of Ilorin, “If you are far, you will not like to come to Nigeria. As a scholar who have spent up to two to three years now, I want to assure people that the story we are getting outside there is very different from the one obtainable here in Nigeria”.

“Of course, in any environment or society, there are bad eggs, Nigeria is not exempted, however, I will beat my chest saying that 80 percent or even more than 80 percent of Nigerians are good people, therefore, foreigners, mostly white-men should not allow the remaining 20 percent Nigerians to influence them negatively against Nigerians.  These people are good”, he added.

Koroma also fell in love with the greenery and serenity of FUNAAB campus, “FUNAAB is a place to be. I’m highly fascinated by the greenery, the aesthetic, the structure, the layout. I guess they have a master plan, which they

 

… Agric. Engineering Too

The Department of Agricultural Engineering, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB), will on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 hold a Departmental Family party and sent-forth in honour of the Head of the Department, Professor Babatunde Adewumi who is moving to Food Engineering Department.

A release signed by Prof. J. K. Adewumi stated that the venue of the party is Civil Engineering Lecture Room. Time is 11.00a.m prompt.

Expected at the party are the Dean, College of Engineering, Professor Samuel Adejuyigbe, All Departmental HODs, All HOCs (100-500 levels), among others.

 

DUFARMS to Hold Training Workshop for Senior Staff

The Directorate of University Farms (DUFARMS) has scheduled to hold a Preview Training Workshop for its Senior Staff.

According to a memo signed by the Acting Deputy Director, DUFARMS, Mr. M. A. Jaiyeola, the training is staff development.

It’s scheduled to hold between 23 and 24 January, 2013 at the International Scholars Resource Centre of the University.

 

COLENG Holds Ends of the Year Thanksgiving Party

The College of Engineering (COLENG), Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB), will on Tuesday, January 15, 2013 hold End of the Year and Thanksgiving Party to usher in year 2013.

According to a release signed by the College Officer, Mr. Isiaq Odunjo, the programme will start by 10.00a.m at the Auditorium of the College.

Members of the Academic and Non-Teaching Staff of the College are expected to grace the occasion.

Dr. Salisu Is Head of Office of Advancement

 

The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Olusola Bandele Oyewole has approved the appointment of Dr. T. M. Salisu as the Pioneer Head of the newly created Office of Advancement (OFA), Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta.

Dr. Salisu’s appointment was contained in a release marked reference FUNAAB/R/ESTAB.82/I dated January 7, 2013, signed by the Registrar, Mr. M. O. Ayoola, JP and made available to FUNAAB Bulletin.

According to the statement, the appointment is for a period of one (1) year with effect from January 2, 2013 and it is in recognition of Dr. Salisu’s “capability to give quality leadership to the office and make positive contributions to the overall development of the University”.

It would be recalled that Dr. Salisu served the University as Pioneer University Librarian and former Director of Institute for Human Resources Development (INHURD).

It was during his Directorship of INHURD that the Institute moved from Isale Igbein mini campus to its permanent site at Mawuko.

 

We Didn’t Change The Name of the University - We’ve only adjusted to our true name - FUNAAB Governing Council Chairman Tells Alumni

Pro-Chancellor and Chairman, Governing Council, Chief Lawrence Ayinde Olakunle Osayemi making salient point while the Vice-Chancellor (L) and the President, FUNAAB Alumni Association, Prof. Lateef Sanni listen.

The Pro-Chancellor and Chairman, Governing Council of the University, Chief Lawrence Ayinde Olakunle Osayemi has described as erroneous, impression in certain quarters that the University has changed its name, following the recent transmutation from University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (UNAAB) to Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB).

He declared that the University has only adjusted to its true name - Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB).

Speaking at the 16th Annual Convention and 15th Annual Lecture series of the University Alumni Association, Chief Osayemi who is the Chairman of the occasion insisted that the  University remains the same from inception in 1988; noting that it will be out of place for anybody “to be comparing FUNAAB with what happened in UNILAG”.

According to the Pro-Chancellor, “what happened is that there was omission in the name of the University from inception. What we have in the Act establishing the University from day one is Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB) and not University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (UNAAB)”.

He stressed, “in one of our council meetings, after thorough deliberations, we felt we should identify the name of the University properly in line with the Act establishing it and that led to adjustment to FUNAAB”.

Speaking further, Chief Osayemi said “As a matter of fact, one of our highly placed Nigerian whose name resonated here called me and told me that the name of the University is not properly put. And truly our name at the time negated the provision of the Act establishing it. We didn’t change the name, it was a wrong normenclature that we hitherto attached to it”.

The Pro-Chancellor stressed that “there are Federal, State and Private Universities. Federal Government made a pronouncement that there should be a Federal University in each state and Ogun State has got FUNAAB, we can’t afford to relegate the federal status in our University to the background, especially now that we are now conventional”.

“Doing so will mean that all the new Universities will attract products of our catchment areas to the Federal normenclature”, he added

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FUNAAB Wins “Africa’s Best Institution’s” Award …Awardee Felicitates on 25th Anniversary

The Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB) has won “Africa’s Institution’s of the Year (2012) Award in far away South Africa.

FUNAAB was awarded by prestigious Campus Sneak Africa after visiting Universities in Africa.

According to the Producer/Director, Campus Sneak Africa, Mr. Fazzy Adebayo Adesoji, FUNAAB was trailed by University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Adebayo said FUNAAB’s feat which was broadcasted to the whole world “attracted lots of positive comments and emails from all over the world commending the institution’s efforts to giving qualitative education to students in an easy-life environment”.

“Many also confessed it was a paradigm shift for them as against their odd belief of what the school is”, he added.

Campus Sneak also congratulated the University on its Silver Jubilee Anniversary.

 

Internationalisation: VC Tasks Senior Registry Staff on Efficiency

 

The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Olusola Bandele Oyewole addressing Senior Registry Staff at the Workshop

 

The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Olusola Bandele Oyewole has charged Senior Registry Staff of the University to have a clean birth from their hurtful past and start a new life of productive service delivery by evolving  and sustaining an individual daily work plan and enduring road map that will contribute immensely to the development and progress of FUNAAB.

Professor Oyewole gave the charge while addressing Senior Registry Staff at a One-Day Training Workshop titled, “From Effectiveness to Greatness”.

Speaking at the Workshop, Professor Oyewole stated that the prevailing quest of the University to become World-Class will be a mirage if Administrative staff are not internalized.

According to him, “Really, internationalization start with somebody working in and meeting a courteous usher at the entrance of the University saying warmly  “you are welcome”. That is the real beginning of internationalization.  What I am saying today is that internationalization without internalized Administrative Staff is a  waste”, he added.

The Vice-Chancellor pointed out that for Senior Staff to become internalized, they must “put the past in the past and let us start a new life because we are having a system today whereby Senior Staff who are expected to be leaders have no value.  They can not even challenge their own staff for anything”

“Occasionally, I sat down to look at the problem in the Registry.  There are many problems and some of the problems are part of our history.  Today we have in the Registry Senior Staff who are in the cooler and some of those on top have soiled their hands over the years”.

Professor Oyewole stressed, “ we cant continue this way.  We must change.  What is expected of every staff including those in the Registry is that at the beginning of every year you  must have a road map of what you are going to achieve for the year. I mean you challenge yourself on what you are going to achieve”.

“Today we don’t have that challenges again.  People just go to work for going sake. At the end of the year, all they are expecting is three (3) years so as to get promotion and move to the next level”.

He continued, “this particular workshop may look like a small one, it is just the beginning. We call it “Effectiveness to Greatness”.  I just come up with this theme to challenges us because I want you to see yourself as a leader that we are depending on to change this University.  Please let us forget the hurt and rot of the past. Let us have a new beginning”

In his Opening Remarks, the Registrar, Mr. Matthew Ayoola, JP expressed joy that the Registry has produced Registrars of seven tertiary institutions including the Guest Lecturer of the Seminar, Mr. Elvis Abiodun Lawale, who has just completed his term of office as Registrar of Bowen University, Iwo.

The Registrar expressed hope that at the end of the Seminar, Senior Registry Staff will start demonstrating management skills that will inspire their subordinates to join the Management in the onerous project of building a great University.

 

 

FUNAAB Bulletin Opens E-mail for Goodwill Messages …Urges Staff, Students to send Comments

As part of efforts to make the forthcoming 25th Anniversary celebration of the University participatory and interactive for members of the University Community, the Editorial Team of FUNAAB Bulletin has specially and exclusively created an e-mail through which they can felicitate with the University.

Interested members of staff, students and other well wishers can send their Goodwill Messages, bearing their names, Colleges, Departments, among other to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., starting from the day of publication of this information.

Their Goodwill Messages will be published specially in subsequent editions of FUNAAB Bulletin.

See Your Redeployment As A Repose of Our Confidence in You …Management Tells Staff

The Management has charged the newly redeployed staff not to see their redeployment as political but rather as a confidence reposed in them to impact their new offices positively, in line with the ongoing drive to make the University World-Class.

The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Olusola Bandele Oyewole  stated this while addressing Senior Registry Staff at a One-Day Seminar.

Professor Oyewole while projecting into the future of the University stressed the urgent need to reposition the Registry and other arms of the University for greater performance.

Dropping the hint of a concluded re-organization of the Registry, the Vice-Chancellor admonished them that when the posting is out, those redeployed should take it in good fate and see it as an attestation that “we need you to cause a positive change where you are posted to and not as if we don’t like your face”.

He pointed out that “quite often, many people think leadership is synonymous to office.  Leadership is having a vision and getting people to own that vision”.

“May I charge you that wherever you are posted to, it was borne out of our genuine intention.  Don’t say that we don’t like you but so see it as we need you. Therefore, get up and prepare your road map to develop your new office and the University at large”, he added.

List of Part-Time Degree Candidates Recommended for Change of Course

SN NAME Form Number Sex State Choice Course Program Grade O'Level Point Area of Study Former  Course Level NewCourse
1 LAWAL, OLUKEMI V. 7987 F OS BCH HND UPP 6 SLT-Biochemistry ANN 300L BCH
2 OGUNDARE, FALILAT F. 5211 F OS BCH FIMLT PASS 7 Chemical Path. CHM 200L BCH
3 YUSUF, AMINAT A. 7474 F OG BIO NCE CRED 10 Bio/Int. Sc ABG 200L BIO
4 OLAOLOYE, ZAINAB O. 6228 F OG CHM HND UPP 17 Sci. Lab Tech EMT 300L CHM
5 KEHINDE, OLUWASEYE S. 6202 M OG CHM HND UPP 9 Sci. Lab Tech EMT 300L CHM
6 EGBINADE, BABAJIDE A. 7925 M OS CSC ND UPP 8 Computer Sci AEFM 200L CSC
7 ADEBAMIRO, EMMANUEL G. 5442 M OG CSC ND UPP 13 Computer Engr AERD 200L CSC
8 CHUKWU, CHIOMA N. 5288 F IM CSC DIP UPP 17 Network & Security FWM 200L CSC
9 JOHNSON, FEMI T. 5486 M OG CSC NCE CRED 10 MTS/CSC PBST 200L CSC
10 YOHANA, ASHASIM 7420 M TB CSC DIP UPP 13 Infor. Mgt. SSLM 200L CSC
11 BABAJIDE, ADETOLA I. 6214 F OG MCB DIP UPP 14 Medical Lab ABG 200L MCB
12 FABANWO, AYODEJI O. 5261 M OG MCB ND UPP 12 Microbiology ABG 200L MCB
13 OTUNUGA, AANUOLUWAPO M. 5240 F OG MCB HND DIST 11 Microbiology ANP 300L MCB
14 ODUOLA, OLAJUMOKE R. 5477 F OS MCB HND DIST 9 SLT-Microbio ANP 300L MCB
15 ABIODUN, IDOWU L. 7983 M OS MCB ND UPP 14 Sci. Lab Tech AQFM 200L MCB
16 FADAHUNSI, RACHAEL M. 5457 F EK MCB HND UPP 13 Microbiology BIO 300L MCB
17 AJIJOLA WURAOLA R. 5444 F OG MCB HND UPP 11 Microbiology CPT 300L MCB
18 ADESANYA, ADESOJI S. 6296 M OG MCB ND UPP 11 Medical Lab NUD 200L MCB
19 AGBAOYE, ABAYOMI A. 7941 M OG CSC ND UPP 11 Computer Sci APH 200L MTS
20 ADETUNJI, AFOLAKE A. 7946 F OG MTS NCE CRED 14 MTS/CSC PBST 200L MTS
21 OGUNROMILA, ADEBOLA E. 7939 M OS CSC HND UPP 14 Elect/Elect AEFM 300L PHS
22 OSIKOYA, MICHAEL A. 6219 M OG CSC ND UPP 20 Elect/Elect FWM 200L PHS
23 OTUNUGA, OLUWATOSIN E. 5239 M OG MTS HND UPP 14 Elect/Elect MTS 300L PHS
24 ONAKOYA, OLUWAMAYOWA I. 7981 M OG PHS HND UPP 16 Elect/Elect MTS 300L PHS
25 OLATOYE, RILWAN O. 7982 M OG PHS HND UPP 14 Elect/Elect MTS 300L PHS
26 ADELANWA, SHOLA I. 7994 M OG PHS HND UPP 16 Elect/Elect MTS 300L PHS
27 AKINGBADE, GBENGA S. 7475 M OD CSC ND UPP 15 Elect/Elect STS 200L PHS
28 TAIWO, RIHANAT M. 7988 F OG STS HND DIST 16 Statistics 300L STS
29 AKPAN, UNWANA B. 5436 F CSC 26.00 PHS 100L CSC

Prof. Oyewole will Succeed in Office - Yewa Tink-Tank …Canvasses for increase in stakes.

Ogun West foremost development rallying point, Yewa Tink-Tank has expressed confidence that the Vice- Chancellor, Professor Olusola Bandele Oyewole will succeed in office.

The body gave the assurance during a courtesy call on the Management of the University on Monday.

Baring the mind of the group, President of Yewa Tink-Tank, Professor Ayo Dolapo Alabi said with his track record in the academics, Association of African Universities (AAU) and a shepherd in God’s vineyard, among others, Professor Oyewole has the wherewithal to succeed in office.

According to him, “You will succeed in office, as a matter of fact,

you must succeed in office. You are eligible for success as a man grounded in the academics, the work of God and others”.

“You will succeed in Jesus name. By the grace of God, by the time you complete your term of office, FUNAAB will record triple progress and achievement in every area”.

Professor Alabi assured Professor Oyewole and the entire Management of the support of Yewa Tink-Tank.

He stressed that YTT would not relent in its support to the students, noting that out of over forty students that it gave scholarship recently, 28 of them are FUNAABites.

Professor Alabi used the occasion to call on the Management of the University to increase the stake of the people of Yewa, notably in the

area of students admission and employment of staff.

The leadership of the Yewa Tink-Tank, who visited the Vice-Chancellor include the Dean of College of National Sciences (COLNAS), Professor Tope Popoola and the Director, Agricultural Media Resources (AMREC), Prof. (Mrs.) Carolyn Afolami.

FUNAAB has Responsibility to The Entire People of Ogun State …We Will equitably develop Egba, Yewa, Ijebu, Remo - VC

The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Olusola Oyewole pointing out his administration’s desire to equitably develop RIYE, while the President of Yewa Tink-Tank, Prof. Ayo Alabi (2nd Right) and other executives of the Tink-Tank listen with rapt attention.
The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Olusola Bandele Oyewole has re-affirmed that the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB) has responsibility to the four geographical axis of the state, otherwise known as RIYE; Remo, Ijebu, Yewa and Egba and by extension, Nigeria at Large.
As such, Prof. Oyewole assured that FUNAAB will equitably develop the four geographical zone of the State through her tripodal mandate of Teaching, Research and Extension Services, coupled with the vision of his administration to develop host communities and the nation as a whole, by dint of impartation of knowledge.
The Vice-Chancellor gave the assurance while addressing illustrious
sons and daughters of Yewaland (Ogun West) who paid him a courtesy visit, under the aegis of Yewa Tink-Tank.
Responding to the Remark of the President of Yewa Tink-Tank, Professor Ayo Dolapo Alabi, the Vice-Chancellor declared, “This University (FUNAAB) is committed to the development of the entire four geographical areas of the State. As Vice-Chancellor, I am also committed to the whole of the State and Nigeria at large, but we have special mandate for our catchment areas”.
“I want Yewa Land to be developed. This is not because Yewa Tink-Tank is paying us a visit. Not just Yewa land but every part of the state.
I don’t want any part to be left behind, he added”.
Speaking further, Professor Oyewole assured that his administration will impact every facet of the State positively.
His words, “I want to tell you that by the grace of God, this administration is looking forward to impacting every facet of this State”.
“I came to office with the spirit to do what is right for our people. I believe that the University should be relevant to the development of our people”.
He stressed, “We are in a knowledge economy where the strength and wealth of the people is not based on oil and agriculture but on the ability to move and use what you know to drive and provide for man’s need. As a result, I feel that being here, we should be relevant to the development of the entire State”.
Professor Oyewole pointed out that since inception FUNAAB has been developing the state through her mandate of research, teaching and extension services.
He revealed that of late, the University Community Based Farming
Scheme (COBFAS) has been impacting the lives of the people of Ogun State in Isaga Orile, Iwoye-Ketu, Odogbolu and Ode-Lemo representing the state four geographical zones, where that scheme is located.
Professor Oyewole stated that through COBFAS, the University has been able to expose the aforementioned communities to modern technique of farming, provide social amenities like portable water, organized academic tutorial for youths, among other benefits.
The Vice-Chancellor used the opportunity to thank the Yewas for their immense contributions to the development of FUNAAB.
Professor Oyewole specifically expressed gratitude to Yewa Tink-Tank or giving scholarship to FUNAAB students.

COLVET Holds 5th Induction Ceremony, January 9

The College of Veterinary Medicine (COLVET), Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB) will be holding its 5th Induction Ceremony on Wednesday, January 9, 2013 at the COLVET Auditorium by 10AM.

A release dated December 27, 2012 and signed by the Deputy Director/College Officer, Mr. Aniediabasi Udofia informed that the Induction Ceremony will admit Veterinary Graduates of the University into the Veterinary profession

Governing Council’s Decisions on Sabbatical Leave

The Governing Council’s Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB) at its 73rd Statutory Meeting has directed that applications for Sabbatical Leave should henceforth, be processed for staff who have already secured placement.

A release dated December 14, 2012 and signed by the Registrar, Mr. Mathew Ayoola informed that a copy of the letter of placement should be duly attached with the application which must be presented for consideration at least three months before the commencement of the leave.

It added that approval must be utilized within six (6) months, failing which it will be forfeited

COLVET Gets Donations

 

The Veterinary Council of Nigeria has donated equipment worth over N7 Million to the College of Veterinary Medicine (COLVET), Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB).

A release dated December 20, 2012 and signed by the Dean, COLVET, Professor (Mrs.) Morenike Dipeolu informed that the equipment donated are: Ken Cages, Surgical Kit, Tail docker, Othopaedic Set, Large animal burdizzo, among others.

It added that the equipment have been distributed to the appropriate Departments and the Veterinary Teaching Hospital.

 

COLVET Gets Donations

The Veterinary Council of Nigeria has donated equipment worth over N7 Million to the College of Veterinary Medicine (COLVET), Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB).

A release dated December 20, 2012 and signed by the Dean, COLVET, Professor (Mrs.) Morenike Dipeolu informed that the equipment donated are: Ken Cages, Surgical Kit, Tail docker, Othopaedic Set, Large animal burdizzo, among others.

It added that the equipment have been distributed to the appropriate Departments and the Veterinary Teaching Hospital.

25th Anniversary Goodwill Message From the Sheriff Deputies

Sequel to the FUNAAB Bulletin open E-mail for goodwill messages and as part of efforts to make the forthcoming 25th anniversary celebration of the university participatory for members. I Mr. Oguntoke Lawrence  of Sheriff Deputies felicitate with the Vice-Chancellor, members of staff, student and the entire members of the University community on the 25th anniversary. I pray that God will use His servant to take FUNAAB to greater heights. Long live Nigeria, Long live Ogun state, Long live Abeokuta and long live FUNAAB. Thanks and God bless all of us.

25th Anniversary Goodwill Message From COLAMRUD

 

This is to congratulate the Vice Chancellor, Principal Officers, Deans, Directors, Head of Departments/Units, all Staff, Students and all stakeholders in the FUNAAB project on the occasion of 25th anniversary of this great citadel of learning. We are proud to be part of this project. We pray that God will continue to lift up all of us who are stakeholders in FUNAAB. This great University and all of us shall continue to move from glory to glory. We will neither weep nor mourn in Jesus Name. But we shall together rejoice evermore, with great signs and wonders of Almighty God. To God shall all glory be. Happy celebrations.

Prof. Segun Apantaku, Dean - COLAMRUD

For all Staff and Students of COLAMRUD

 

 

FUNAAB Holds One-Day Training Workshop

The Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB) will on Friday, January 11, 2013 hold a One-Day Training Workshop for Senior Registry Staff in the University titled “From Effectiveness to Greatness” at the International Scholar Resource Centre by 9.00 a.m. prompt.

A release signed by Mr. Obafemi Oginni, a Deputy Director in the Registry stated that the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Olusola Bandele Oyewole will deliver a Keynote Address.

Expected at the training workshop are the Registrar, FUNAAB, Mr. Mathew Ayoola, Mr. E. A. Lawale, Registrar, Bowen University, and Dr. A. O. Salami, College of Management Science, FUNAAB.

Others are, Mr. Tayo Ajayi, ICTREC, FUNAAB, Senior Assistant Registrars and Principal Assistant Registrars in the University.

Student Affairs Division Holds Seminar Tomorrow, Wednesday

The Student Affairs Division of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB) will tomorrow, Wednesday, January 9, 2012 hold a Seminar titled, “Writing Effective Curriculum Vitae and Tips for Interview”.

The Seminar will hold at Postgraduate School Conference Hall by 2.00p.m prompt.

A release signed by the Dean, Student Affairs, Professor Olufemi Onifade informed that Mrs. Tola Albert-Nwaba from Australia is the Guest Lecturer.

Members of the University community especially Final Year students and staff are enjoined to attend promptly.

Gains of VC Inspection Tour: ICTREC to Relocate to New Office …Staff Gets Browsing Centre …Newly Created Centre for Advancement gets Officer

The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Olusola Oyewole pointing to a thing of interest during his inspector tour at the ICTREC, recently. With him are the DVC (A), Prof. Toyin Arowolo (2nd Right Right); the University Librarian, Dr. (Mrs.) Mulikat Salaam (Right) and the Ag. Head (ICTREC), Dr. Olutayo Ajayi (Left).

A gale of sweeping reforms, relocations and strategic positioning of some University’s arms and facilities, for enhanced service delivery on Friday trailed the inspection tour and on-the-spot assessment of the Vice-Chancellor. Professor Olusola Bandele Oyewole.

The tour which lasted about four hours, took the Vice-Chancellor to Nimbe Adedipe Library, Information and Communication Technology Resource Centre (ICTREC), 500 Computer Laboratory and Centre for Internationalization and Partnership (CENIP).

During the exercise, the Vice-Chancellor discovered to his amazement, offices and furniture that were either lying fallow or underutilized at a detached office complex adjacent to CENIP main office.

Ironically, at ICTREC, the Vice-Chancellor was not comfortable with congestion, occasioned by the choking of staff and students using the small facilities therein.

He was also not comfortable by inadequate office space, furniture and underutilization of GTB ICT Training Centre.

Visibly bordered by the urgent need to immediately salvage the situation, the Vice-Chancellor after conversing with the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Academic, Professor Toyin Arowolo, directed, the Acting Director of ICTREC, Dr. Olutayo Ajayi, who was on his entourage to commence preparation for the relocation of the centre to the unused spacious office complex at International Scholar Resource Centre (ISRC).

Professor Oyewole also directed Dr. Olutayo Ajayi to create Staff Browsing Centre, among others.

Besides, the Vice-Chancellor also allocated another spacious facility at (ISRC) to the newly created centre for advancement to use as its office.

He tasked the Director of the Centre, Dr. Taofeek Salisu, who received him therein to move in and occupy the office complex immediately.

At ‘Nimbe Adedipe Library, the Vice-Chancellor expressed his disappointment at a particular staff (not in the Library) for failing to fix an installation therein.

He disclosed that the lack luster approach of the staff to the installation is about depriving the University a huge endowment of a portion of the Library by a renowned industrialist.

Professor Oyewole warned the said staff to prepare to face the music, should the philanthropist divert his gesture to another University as he’s currently threatening.

At 2,500 Computer Laboratory where the Vice-Chancellor and a senior staff in the Directorate of Works and Services expressed reservations over furniture and fittings, Professor Oyewole directed the Works and Services Department to put the laboratory in good shape not later than Wednesday this week, preparatory to the commencement of the first semester examination.

Also on the Vice-Chancellor’s entourage are the Director Vice-Chancellor’s office, Mrs. Christianah Kuforiji and the Deputy Director, Directorate of Physical Planning, Architect Babatunde Anasanwo.

FUNAAB, UNILORIN are the Best - Federal Scholarship Board … Commends Prof. (Mrs.) Dipeolu

The Federal Scholarship Board (FSB) has adjudged the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB) and University of Ilorin as “the best among equals in the area of provision of necessary support for the success of the implementation of the Federal Scholarship Board Programmes”.

Besides, the Board also singled out the University Dean of College of Veterinary Medicine (COLVET), Professor (Mrs.) Morenike Dipeolu for commendation, describing her as a worthy ambassador of FUNAAB.

The representative of the Director of FSB, Mr. D. C. Onwusiri rated the University high even as the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Olusola Bandele Oyewole called on the Board to increase the number of foreign scholars posted to the University.

Addressing the 2nd Edition of the Orientation/Acculturation Programme organized by FSB in collaboration with FUNAAB for all scholars under Nigeria Commonwealth, and Bilateral Education Agreement Scholarship; and FUNAAB Foreign African Scholarship Scheme (FUFASS), Onwusiri said FUNAAB and UNILORIN stood out among others in the area of prompt returns on scholars and robust welfare package for foreign scholars.

He pointed out that the choice of FUNAAB was necessitated by the “pride of place” it gave internationalization of education.

Onwusiri expressed gratitutde to the University Dean of College of Veterinary Medicine (COLVET), Professor (Mrs.) Morenike Dipeolu for her services, describing her as a worthy ambassador of FUNAAB.

He charged scholars, drawn from African universities but studying in Nigeria’s Ivory Towers to take advantage of the progamme by participating fully, so as to have the desired personal social impact.

Speaking earlier, FUNAAB Vice-Chancellor, Professor Olusola Bandele Oyewole called on FSB to increase the number of Foreign Scholars allocated to the University.

Represented by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Development, Professor Felix Kolawole Salako, the Vice-Chancellor said that though Agriculture remains the flagship of the University programme, FUNAAB is now a conventional institution and as such should be so treated in the allocation of Foreign Scholars to it.

The University had earlier on Sunday organized a cocktail reception for the foreign scholars at Motion Ground.

FUNAAB Gets New University Librarian

The Governing Council of the University has approved the appointment of Dr. (Mrs.) Mulikat Olawanle Salaam as the new University Librarian.

According to a letter of Appointment signed by the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Olusola Bandele Oyewole, the Governing Council at its 74th statutory meeting held on December 21, 2012 approved the appointment of Dr. (Mrs.) Salaam as University Librarian.

Her appointment takes effect from December 21, 2012 and it is for a term of five years.

Until her appointment, Dr. (Mrs.) Salaam was the Acting University Librarian.

She is the third University Librarian, the pioneer being Dr. Taofiq Salisu, who was succeeded by Mr. Abayomi Agboola, now retired.

 

 

The University Librarian
Dr. (Mrs.) Mulikat Salaam

 

 

Pioneer Registrar Felicitates with FUNAAB …Wants varsity to shed “Local Champion Status”

 

Pioneer Registrar, Princess Bisi Shoboyejo has congratulated the Council, Management, Staff, Students and the entire members of the University community on the occasion of the Silver Jubilee Anniversary of the Instititon.

Princess Shoboyejo felicitated with FUNAAB family in an exclusive chat with her at her Abeokuta “Rock of Ages” palatial private residence.

Her joy knew no bound immediately the FUNAAB Bulletin crew informed her that the University she served as Pioneer Registrar, Pioneer Secretary to Governing Council, Pioneer Secretary to Senate, among others is 25.

The noble Princess of Egbaland could not hide her joy as smile enveloped her cheeks, while her facial outlook

brightened up, making her to look younger as she adjusted her glasses with a renewed confidence.

Still radiating warmth and passion for the University, Shoboyejo who became Registrar in 1989 thanked the Almighty profusely for making FUNAAB a success story since its establishment.

She noted with joy the monumental development which the University has recorded since she left the institution.

Princess Shoboyejo stated that what gladdens her most is the fact that successive Management, Staff and Students of the University did not destroy the strong foundation the pioneering team of Professor Nimbe Adedipe, herself and others laid at inception.

Ascribing the University success to visionary leadership, understanding and cooperation of staff and students, the Bilingualist enjoined them to continue in that manner for the progress and development of the University.

”I am glad FUNAAB is now 25. You know from time to time one is a little bit away and in short time when you come back, you hardly recognize the campus because of so many giant stride been made every now and then”.

I congratulate the Vice-Chancellor, staff, students and all service providers because you have been able to work hand-in-hand.

Princess Shoboyejo who described the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Olusola Bandele Oyewole as a “scholar who had seen it all, having been there from the beginning”, expressed confidence that he will take the University to a greater height.

She, however, enjoined the University not to settle for her “local champion” status, declaring that it is high time for FUNAAB to start recording feat and exploit in the areas of teaching, research and extension service.

Her words, “Twenty Five Years of existence is a challenge to FUNAAB. FUNAAB must not be complacent. Don’t ever get into the areas of complacency why did I say that, if you look at FUNAAB in relation to Nigerian Universities, you may excel at that level”.

“But you must look at larger picture of FUNAAB relative to African Universities. What is your position? The kind of vision that I see in future is something that will use the manpower that we have right now. A lot of our graduates are unemployed now. We have to look for opportunity for them by turning them to job creators”, she added.

FUNAAB’s Pioneer Registrar - Princess Bisi Shoboyejo

16th Annual Convention & 15th Annual Lecture Series

Theme: “Reinvigorating the Alumni for Healthy University Development”

GUEST LECTURER: DR J. J. ATUNGWU (Director, Community Based Farming Scheme (COBFAS), FUNAAB).

CHAIRMAN OF THE OCCASION: CHIEF L. A. O. OSAYEMI (Pro-Chancellor/Chairman, Governing Council, FUNAAB)

HOST: Professor L. O. Sanni (President, UNAAB Alumni Association)

CHIEF HOST: Professor Olusola Bandele Oyewole (Vice-Chancellor FUNAAB)

Date: Saturday, January 12, 2013
Time: 11:00 a.m
Venue: Postgraduate School Conference Hall, FUNAAB

FUNAAB Clocks 25, Begins Celebrations

The Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB) is 25. She clocked 25 on January 1, 2013 amid historical giant strides that justified the rationale behind its establishment.

It was established on January 1, 1988 by the Federal Government when four Universities of Technology, earlier merged in 1984, were demerged. This led to the creation of the first two Universities of Agriculture in Abeokuta and Makurdi.

On the same date, Professor Nurudeen Olorun-Nimbe Adedipe was appointed the pioneer Vice-Chancellor of the University. Professor Adedipe officially assumed duty on January 28, 1988. For many years the date which Professor Adedipe assumed duty was wrongly adopted as the foundation day of the University. Following a revisit to the instrument setting up the University, a Council decision at its 53rd Statutory meeting in June 2010 reverted the foundation date to January 1st 1988 as prescribed by the law which established the University.

Prior to the emergence of UNAAB, the Federal Government had established the Federal University of Technology, Abeokuta (FUTAB) in 1983. Then, in 1984, it was merged with the University of Lagos and had its name changed to the College of Science and Technology, Abeokuta (COSTAB), before the demerger of January, 1988.

The University started off from the old Campus of Abeokuta Grammar School, Isale-Igbein near the city centre. It completed its movement to its Permanent Site along Alabata Road in 1997, in what has been termed the fastest pace of Permanent Site development in the history of Nigerian University System.

At the initial stage, five Colleges were introduced in the University in October 1988 as follows:

* College of Agricultural Management, Rural Development and Studies (COLAMRUCS)

*  College of Animal Science and Livestock Production (COLANIM)

* College of Environmental Resources Management (COLERM)

* College of Natural Sciences (COLNAS)

*  College of Plant Science and Crop Production (COLPLANT)

Two additional Colleges, College of Engineering (COLENG) and College of Veterinary Medicine (COLVET) were introduced in March, 2002. During 2008/2009 session, the College of Agricultural Management, Rural Development and Consumer Studies was split into two with two new Colleges emerging as follows:

* College of Food Science and Human Ecology (COLFHEC)

* College of Agricultural Management and Rural Development (COLAMRUD)

Also, the College of Management Sciences (COLMAS) was introduced in the 2010/2011 session.

GOVERNING COUNCILS

The first Council was constituted on May 18, 1989 under the chairmanship of Alhaji Muhammadu Jega, former Head of Service and Secretary to the Sokoto State Government. On September 1, 1990, the Council was reconstituted with some changes for 5 years with Alhaji Muhammadu Jega retained as Chairman. The second Governing Council was constituted in 2000 for five years, with Alhaji Sanni Bagiwa Idris as Chairman. The third Council came on board in 2005 and was dissolved in November, 2007 by the Federal Government. Elder Brigadier General (Rtd.) Bassey Asuquo, a one-time Military Administrator of Kogi, Edo and Delta States respectively, was the Chairman. The fourth council was constituted in January 2009 with Mr. Raphael Oluwole Osayameh as Chairman and immediate past Pro-Chancellor. Presently, Chief Lawrence Ayinde Osayemi is the Pro-Chancellor & Chairman of Council.

CHANCELLORS

Since inception, UNAAB has had three Chancellors. They are His Royal Highness Alhaji Kabir Umar, the Emir of Katagum in Bauchi State. He was appointed in 1989. Next was His Royal Highness Oba Adeyinka Oyekan, the Oba of Lagos (now late). He served for a brief period from 2001-2003. The current Chancellor is His Royal Majesty, Obi (Prof.) Joseph Chike Edozien, the Asagba of Asaba in Delta State, a renowned and retired Professor of Medicine of the University of Ibadan.

VICE-CHANCELLORS

The foundation Vice-Chancellor was Professor Nurudeen Adedipe, who served for two terms of four years each: January 8, 1988 to December 31 1991 and January 1, 1992 to December 31, 1995.

The second Vice-Chancellor was Professor Julius Amioba Okojie, who acted from January 1, 1996 till September 2, 1996 when he became a substantive Vice-Chancellor and served for one term of five year which ended on 31st August,. 2001.

The third Vice-Chancellor was Professor Israel Folorunso Adu, who served from September 1, 2001 to August 31, 2006.

Professor Ishola Adamson acted as Vice-Chancellor from September 1, 2006 till May 23, 2007.

The fourth Vice-Chancellor was Professor Oluwafemi Olaiya Balogun who served from May 24, 2007 till May 23, 2012.

The fifth and current Vice-Chancellor was appointed in person of Professor Olusola Bandele Oyewole.

DEPUTY VICE-CHANCELLORS

UNAAB has had Eleven Deputy Vice-Chancellors to date. They are:

(i) Professor G. M. Babatunde: 1st September, 1994.

(ii) Professor Julius Okojie: 1st October, 1994 to 31st December, 1995.

(iii) Professor I. F. Adu: December, 2000 (2 terms)

(iv) Professor T.O. Tayo: 7th December, 2000 to 6th December, 2004 (2 terms)

(v) Professor A.R.T. Solarin: 7th December, 2004 to 6th December, 2006.

(vi) Professor I.C. Eromosele, DVC (Academic): 14th September, 2007 to 17th September, 2009.

(vii) Professor O.J. Ariyo, DVC (Development): 14th September, 2007 to 17th September, 2009.

(viii) Professor S.T.O Lagoke, DVC (Development): 18th September, 2009 to 17th September, 2011.

(ix) Professor C.F.I Onwuka, DVC (Academic): 18th September, 2009 to 17th September, 2011.

(xi) Professor T.A. Arowolo, DVC (Academic): 18th September, 2011 to date.

(xi) Professor F.K. Salako, DVC (Development): 18th September, 2011 to date.

While the first five were the only Deputy Vice-Chancellors during their respective tenures, Professors Eromosele and Ariyo were appointed simultaneously as the first set of two Deputy Vice-Chancellors for the University, an initiative of the Professor O.O. Balogun administration.

OTHER PRINCIPAL OFFICERS

FUNAAB has had three Registrars, three Bursars and two University Librarians to date, respectively. Mrs. C.A. Soboyejo was the first Registrar, from 1st October, 1989 to 30th June, 1998. She was succeeded by Mr. A. Oyerinde, who acted as Registrar from June 1998 till 19th September, 2000 before he became the substantive Registrar on 20th September, 2000 till his retirement in 2011. Mr. O.A. Adeboye and Mrs. C.B. Kuforiji acted as Registrar for some months after Mr. Oyerinde's retirement.

The Present Registrar is Mr. Mathew Odunlade Ayoola.

Mr. S.T. Osamiluyi, the first Bursar, served from 1st October, 1989 to 17th October, 1999. He was succeeded by Rev. E.A. Ajayi and the present Bursar is Mr. M.O. Ilesanmi.

Dr. T.M. Salisu, the first University Librarian came on board and served from 4th February, 1991 to 3rd February, 2001. After his tenure was Mr. A.A. Agboola.

The present University Librarian is Dr. (Mrs.) Mulikat Salaam.

Meanwhile, the University has unveiled its 25th Anniversary Logo and Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary (7th Edition), defined Logo as a “printed design or symbol that a company or an organization uses as

its special sign”.

In line with the definition, the Anniversary logo is a reflection of the unique symbol of the University and the 25th Anniversary.

According to the Logo concept, “The Anniversary Logo is circular in shape showing the progression of the University mandate of teaching, research and extension service. The University logo is strategically inserted into san serif number 25, thus making it imposing and conspicuously unique”.

Besides, “there are also 25 stars circulating along the logo. It represents 25 years of the University’s existence. The colour of the logo reflects agriculture (Green), Jubilee (Silver) and celebration

(Red)”.

 

Yewa Tink-Tank’s Courtesy Visit in Pix

 

The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Olusola Oyewole (Right) welcoming the President, Yewa Tink-Tank, Prof. Ayo Dolapo Alabi to the University, while the Secretary watches with keen interest.

The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Olusola Oyewole addressing members of Yewa Tink-Tank who paid him a Courtesy Visit, recently.

APM Terminals Awards Scholarships to FUNAABites

The Management of APM Terminals has awarded scholarships to two Engineering Students of the University, as part of its corporate social responsibility.

A release dated December 24, 2012 and signed by the Head of Department, Electrical/Electronics Engineering, Professor S.T Wara informed that the two students are: Bakare, Koyun Adebayo and Ebere, Iheanyichukwu Emmanuel.

The release further added that the scholarship is to cover the students’ tuition for final year.

Management Restores Graduate Assistant Position … Abolishes Junior Research Fellow Cadre … In line with Visitation Panel recommendation

The University Management has restored the Graduate Assistant Cadre as a training grade, in line with the recommendation of the Presidential Visitation Panel in sub section 5.2.6, page 36 of its White Paper.

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Academic, Professor Toyin Arowolo disclosed this in an exclusive interview with FUNAAB Bulletin.

Making reference to sub section 5.2.4 of the Presidential Visitation Panel Report, Professor Arowolo stated that the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), FUNAAB branch in its submission to the Panel protested that Graduate Assistantship and Assistant Lecturer Cadres that have been established as University positions have been abolished and replaced with Junior Research Fellow positions as the only training grade.

He stressed that having painstakingly considered ASUU submission, “the Panel recommended that FUNAAB should restore Graduate Assistantship position as a training ground, on condition that Graduate Assistant with 2nd Class Upper and First Class who are so appointed should obtain Masters Degree and Ph.D within a specified period”.

Professor Arowolo added, “what the University new Management has done is to implement the directive of the Visitor to the University that we should restore Graduate Assistant position while we have abolished Junior Research Fellows because we can’t operate the two together”.

The DVC, Academic however, pointed out that “All first Class Graduates are entitled to apply as Graduate Assistants.  The University is not saying it won’t recruit them but they have to apply.  Instead of applying as Junior Research Fellows, they will apply as Graduate Assistants as recommended by the Visitor to the University”.

Calling for Bid

The Board of Survey, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB) is calling on members of the University community to bid for approved boardable vehicles and other items of the University.

A release dated December 21, 2012 and signed by the Secretary of the Board, Mr. Wale Adeniran informed that the bid period will be for two weeks commencing from Monday, January 14, 2013 to Friday, January 25, 2013.

It added that the bid opening will take place at College of Plant Science and Crop Production (COLPLANT) Auditorium, FUNAAB on Wednesday, January 30, 2013, starting from 1.00p.m.

 

 

FUNAAB Bulletin Takes 25th Anniversary Shape …Wears New Look

In line with the forthcoming Silver Jubilee Anniversary of the University, FUNAAB Bulletin is now aglow with the spirit, fire and colour of celebration.

It has shed the usual toga which its esteemed readers are used to for a new look, that is catchy and captivating, in commemoration of the 25th Anniversary of the University.

Adorning the top edge of the front page of the Bulletin is a new masthead, spiced with colours, highly visible type font, catchy information and imposing 25th Anniversary logo.

NIGHT OF EXCELLENCE: FUNAAB Governing Council shifts Date - To allow for full participation of staff, students

The Governing Council of the University has shifted the annual “Night of Excellence” to a future date, in order to allow for full participation of staff, students and the entire members of the Academic Community.

Contrary to spurious insinuations that Night of Excellence, hitherto held January 1 has been cancelled, the Management stated that based on the popular demand of members of the University Community, the Award Dinner will now hold as part of major activities, marking the University Silver Jubilee Anniversary.

Noting that the anniversary will be celebrated in phases throughout the year, Management explained that a date that will allow for full participation of staff and students will be communicated to the University Community soon.

The Management described as baseless and erroneous, speculations that it has cancelled Night of Excellence.

It disclosed that the Governing Council re-scheduled Night of Excellence, based on the recommendation of Senate.

According to the Management, Senate recommendations was based on complaints by members of the University Community that the January 1st date, hitherto fixed for the hosting of Night of Excellence, being a public holiday and the first day of the year is neither suitable nor convenient for them.

 

 

New Year Prayer Session: VC Catalogues Achievements - Says FUNAAB will be Greater in 2013

 

 

The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Olusola Bandele Oyewole addressing members of staff during the 2013 Prayer Session held at the Julius Amioba Okojie Lecture Theatre 3.

Exactly, Seven Months and Nine Days in office, the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Olusola Bandele Oyewole on Wednesday, the First Working day of the year reeled out a catalogue of achievements of his Administration.

Speaking at a Prayer Session ushering the University to a new year (2013), Professor Oyewole said God had been so good to the Management such that it had completed twelve (12) out of the 25 projects he inherited from the previous administration.

He explained that out of the remaining 13 uncompleted projects, the IFSERAR office building has been completed while work on others are at advance stage.

According to Professor Oyewole, the completed projects include: The 2000-Capacity Professor Mahmood Yakubu Lecture Theatre; The 500-Seater Central Computer Laboratory; Zoological Garden; New Female Hostel, Block C; New Female Hostel, Block D; and The University Souvenir Centre.

The Vice-Chancellor attributed the achievements of the Management so far to God divine support and enablement since he assumed office.

He thanked all the past Councils, Vice-Chancellors of the University and the present Management team, Senate, leaders of Staff and Student Union, the entire Staff and Students for their cooperation, describing them as the best among equals.

He charged them to make honesty, hardwork, fairness and justice their hallmark while discharging their duties this year.

The Vice-Chancellor, who seized the opportunity to congratulate members of the University community on the University 25th Anniversary which began on January 1 informed that programmes marking it will be table for Senate’s consideration and approval later in the day.

Professor Oyewole disclosed that FUNAAB will move to greater heights in 2013 based on assurance by JEHOVAH God and commitment of his administration.

He declared that the journey to making FUNAAB a world-class University had started, soliciting the support and cooperation of the staff and students towards achieving it.

Earlier in his Exhortation, Rev. Tunde Amosun of Rock Foundation Church, Abeokuta charged the Management, Staff and Students to make significant contributions that will outlive their membership of the University as staff or students.

Special prayers for protections, blessings, progress, peace, among others were offered for the University Management, the Vice-Chancellor and his family, the Chancellor and Governing Council, Staff and Students, among others.

FUNAAB Clocks 25, Begins Celebrations

The Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB) is 25. She clocked 25 on January 1, 2013 amid historical giant strides that justified the rationale behind its establishment.

It was established on January 1, 1988 by the Federal Government when four Universities of Technology, earlier merged in 1984, were demerged. This led to the creation of the first two Universities of Agriculture in Abeokuta and Makurdi.

On the same date, Professor Nurudeen Olorun-Nimbe Adedipe was appointed the pioneer Vice-Chancellor of the University. Professor Adedipe officially assumed duty on January 28, 1988. For many years the date which Professor Adedipe assumed duty was wrongly adopted as the foundation day of the University. Following a revisit to the instrument setting up the University, a Council decision at its 53rd Statutory meeting in June 2010 reverted the foundation date to January 1st 1988 as prescribed by the law which established the University.

Prior to the emergence of UNAAB, the Federal Government had established the Federal University of Technology, Abeokuta (FUTAB) in 1983. Then, in 1984, it was merged with the University of Lagos and had its name changed to the College of Science and Technology, Abeokuta (COSTAB), before the demerger of January, 1988.

The University started off from the old Campus of Abeokuta Grammar School, Isale-Igbein near the city centre. It completed its movement to its Permanent Site along Alabata Road in 1997, in what has been termed the fastest pace of Permanent Site development in the history of Nigerian University System.

At the initial stage, five Colleges were introduced in the University in October 1988 as follows:

* College of Agricultural Management, Rural Development and Studies (COLAMRUCS)

*  College of Animal Science and Livestock Production (COLANIM)

* College of Environmental Resources Management (COLERM)

* College of Natural Sciences (COLNAS)

*  College of Plant Science and Crop Production (COLPLANT)

Two additional Colleges, College of Engineering (COLENG) and College of Veterinary Medicine (COLVET) were introduced in March, 2002. During 2008/2009 session, the College of Agricultural Management, Rural Development and Consumer Studies was split into two with two new Colleges emerging as follows:

* College of Food Science and Human Ecology (COLFHEC)

* College of Agricultural Management and Rural Development (COLAMRUD)

Also, the College of Management Sciences (COLMAS) was introduced in the 2010/2011 session.

GOVERNING COUNCILS

The first Council was constituted on May 18, 1989 under the chairmanship of Alhaji Muhammadu Jega, former Head of Service and Secretary to the Sokoto State Government. On September 1, 1990, the Council was reconstituted with some changes for 5 years with Alhaji Muhammadu Jega retained as Chairman. The second Governing Council was constituted in 2000 for five years, with Alhaji Sanni Bagiwa Idris as Chairman. The third Council came on board in 2005 and was dissolved in November, 2007 by the Federal Government. Elder Brigadier General (Rtd.) Bassey Asuquo, a one-time Military Administrator of Kogi, Edo and Delta States respectively, was the Chairman. The fourth council was constituted in January 2009 with Mr. Raphael Oluwole Osayameh as Chairman and immediate past Pro-Chancellor. Presently, Chief Lawrence Ayinde Osayemi is the Pro-Chancellor & Chairman of Council.

CHANCELLORS

Since inception, UNAAB has had three Chancellors. They are His Royal Highness Alhaji Kabir Umar, the Emir of Katagum in Bauchi State. He was appointed in 1989. Next was His Royal Highness Oba Adeyinka Oyekan, the Oba of Lagos (now late). He served for a brief period from 2001-2003. The current Chancellor is His Royal Majesty, Obi (Prof.) Joseph Chike Edozien, the Asagba of Asaba in Delta State, a renowned and retired Professor of Medicine of the University of Ibadan.

VICE-CHANCELLORS

The foundation Vice-Chancellor was Professor Nurudeen Adedipe, who served for two terms of four years each: January 8, 1988 to December 31 1991 and January 1, 1992 to December 31, 1995.

The second Vice-Chancellor was Professor Julius Amioba Okojie, who acted from January 1, 1996 till September 2, 1996 when he became a substantive Vice-Chancellor and served for one term of five year which ended on 31st August,. 2001.

The third Vice-Chancellor was Professor Israel Folorunso Adu, who served from September 1, 2001 to August 31, 2006.

Professor Ishola Adamson acted as Vice-Chancellor from September 1, 2006 till May 23, 2007.

The fourth Vice-Chancellor was Professor Oluwafemi Olaiya Balogun who served from May 24, 2007 till May 23, 2012.

The fifth and current Vice-Chancellor was appointed in person of Professor Olusola Bandele Oyewole.

DEPUTY VICE-CHANCELLORS

UNAAB has had Eleven Deputy Vice-Chancellors to date. They are:

(i) Professor G. M. Babatunde: 1st September, 1994.

(ii) Professor Julius Okojie: 1st October, 1994 to 31st December, 1995.

(iii) Professor I. F. Adu: December, 2000 (2 terms)

(iv) Professor T.O. Tayo: 7th December, 2000 to 6th December, 2004 (2 terms)

(v) Professor A.R.T. Solarin: 7th December, 2004 to 6th December, 2006.

(vi) Professor I.C. Eromosele, DVC (Academic): 14th September, 2007 to 17th September, 2009.

(vii) Professor O.J. Ariyo, DVC (Development): 14th September, 2007 to 17th September, 2009.

(viii) Professor S.T.O Lagoke, DVC (Development): 18th September, 2009 to 17th September, 2011.

(ix) Professor C.F.I Onwuka, DVC (Academic): 18th September, 2009 to 17th September, 2011.

(xi) Professor T.A. Arowolo, DVC (Academic): 18th September, 2011 to date.

(xi) Professor F.K. Salako, DVC (Development): 18th September, 2011 to date.

While the first five were the only Deputy Vice-Chancellors during their respective tenures, Professors Eromosele and Ariyo were appointed simultaneously as the first set of two Deputy Vice-Chancellors for the University, an initiative of the Professor O.O. Balogun administration.

OTHER PRINCIPAL OFFICERS

FUNAAB has had three Registrars, three Bursars and two University Librarians to date, respectively. Mrs. C.A. Soboyejo was the first Registrar, from 1st October, 1989 to 30th June, 1998. She was succeeded by Mr. A. Oyerinde, who acted as Registrar from June 1998 till 19th September, 2000 before he became the substantive Registrar on 20th September, 2000 till his retirement in 2011. Mr. O.A. Adeboye and Mrs. C.B. Kuforiji acted as Registrar for some months after Mr. Oyerinde's retirement.

The Present Registrar is Mr. Mathew Odunlade Ayoola.

Mr. S.T. Osamiluyi, the first Bursar, served from 1st October, 1989 to 17th October, 1999. He was succeeded by Rev. E.A. Ajayi and the present Bursar is Mr. M.O. Ilesanmi.

Dr. T.M. Salisu, the first University Librarian came on board and served from 4th February, 1991 to 3rd February, 2001. After his tenure was Mr. A.A. Agboola.

The present University Librarian is Dr. (Mrs.) Mulikat Salaam.

Meanwhile, the University has unveiled its 25th Anniversary Logo and Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary (7th Edition), defined Logo as a “printed design or symbol that a company or an organization uses as

its special sign”.

In line with the definition, the Anniversary logo is a reflection of the unique symbol of the University and the 25th Anniversary.

According to the Logo concept, “The Anniversary Logo is circular in shape showing the progression of the University mandate of teaching, research and extension service. The University logo is strategically inserted into san serif number 25, thus making it imposing and conspicuously unique”.

Besides, “there are also 25 stars circulating along the logo. It represents 25 years of the University’s existence. The colour of the logo reflects agriculture (Green), Jubilee (Silver) and celebration

(Red)”.