The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Felix Kolawole Salako, FSSSN received with joy the official results of the NUC 2019 Accreditation Exercise for our Universities on March 20, 2020. All Programmes presented have “Full Accreditation”, except Mechatronics in Engineering which has “Interim Accreditation”. This feat was achieved because of the support of stakeholders, particularly staff and students of the University.
The University Governing Council was very supportive in approving funds invested in the accreditation activities. We thank the Council, through the Chairman, Dr. Aboki Zhawa, for creating the enabling environment.
I wish to thank all Principal Officers who worked tirelessly to make the 100% accreditation of the Programmes achievable. Prof. Morenike Dipeolu, then, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) was mandated to coordinate activities and she did wonderfully well in getting everybody on board to achieve this success. Other Principal Officers, including the former Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Development), Prof. Lateef Sanni, Dr. Bola Adekola, the Registrar, Mr. Chuckwunwike Ezekpeazu, the Bursar and Dr. F. Onifade, the University Librarian, played wonderful roles. They provided strong support to see the accreditation exercise through. The current Deputy Vice-Chancellors, Prof. C. Adeofun and Prof. B Akeredolu-Ale have contributed administratively to the exercise since assuming office.
Our Deans and Directors as well as their respective Heads of Departments and Units were wonderful. We include in this case some Deans and Heads of Departments who completed their terms after the exercise.
Colleges were well-prepared, ensuring adequate facilities, many of which have been with the Colleges when accreditation was not in the front burner. I am grateful to Prof. O. J. Adeniran, the immediate past Director, Academic Planning (DAP) for his drive to achieve a credible academic exercise. The administrative involvement of the current DAP, Prof. I. Kehinde is appreciated.
The CEADESE Central Laboratory was established in 2018 and played a very significant role. In this regard, I thank the Director, Prof. Kayode Akinyemi and all his staff for their efforts. Also, the Research Laboratory of Prof. J. Azeez of COLPLANT complemented Departmental Laboratories. I thank all lecturers in each academic Department for the wonderful job they did to achieve this feat. My gratitude to all.
Our Technologists and Laboratory Scientists who were involved in the accreditation exercise are appreciated for their commitment. Laboratories and Library were essential ingredients for accreditation. Library staff are appreciated. The Registry, Bursary, DUFARMS, ICTREC and Works & Services staff who were involved in the accreditation demonstrated professionalism during the period. I thank them all. I must particularly thank the staff of the Office of the Vice-Chancellor as well as the Offices of the other Principal Officers who were driven up to the upper limit to provide support then. Our students must not be discounted. They remain relevant to our being recognized positively.
We cannot miss your good deeds to make FUNAAB great. Stakeholders were proactive and did not wait for the accreditation year to institute actions.
I plead that we must not rest on our oars because excellence is not achieved until perfection is achieved. Yet, perfection cannot be achieved. So, excellence is limitless. Let us continue to make FUNAAB greater than before, at all times.
Thank you and God bless.
Professor Felix Kolawole Salako, FSSSN
FEDERAL UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURE, ABEOKUTA