The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Kolawole Salako has described FUNAAB and the Federal College of Education (FCE), Osiele, Ogun State as partners in progress in the development of the educational sector. The Vice-Chancellor, who commended past management of the College for their cooperation with the University, welcomed the new Acting Provost of the institution, Dr. Rafiu Soyele and other Principal Officers, who paid him a courtesy visit. According to Prof. Salako, “We are delighted to have the Acting Provost with us today. We are partners in progress and this synergy is necessary. The youths we are managing require that both institutions cooperate, at least, for security reasons and I think we are doing well in that regards”.
The Vice-Chancellor assured the College of the University’s continued support within its capacity and the law.
Recalling one of the fruitful collaborations that FUNAAB has had with FCE, he disclosed that some years back, when he was the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Development), he approached the College to formally grant FUNAAB the permission to utilise part of its land, along the Camp-Alabata Road, as a Motor Park for the University buses, which was granted for a token amount of money. He, therefore, used the opportunity of the Acting Provost’s visit to appeal that the initial space allocated for the use of University buses be utilised by other registered vehicles with FUNAAB plying Camp-University campus. This would help moderate the charges of the cab operators.
Earlier, the Acting Provost said his visit was to familiarise himself with the Vice-Chancellor and Principal Officers of the University, tap from their wealth of experience and solicit for continued support. “I know we have a very good relationship with the University and we should continue to strengthen our relationship, more so that we are just close by and we can’t, but just relate, as it pertains to students, to move the institutions to greater heights and ensure security of the system, especially as the whole world is facing a lot of challenges on security”, Dr. Soyele added.