Ambode urges governing councils to bring back glory days



To take tertiary education to new heights, Lagos State governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, Tuesday inaugurated the governing councils of five tertiary institutions in the State.
Ambode, at the inauguration and swearing-in ceremony held at the Lagos House, Ikeja, said the gesture was part of his administration’s efforts to revamp the education sector and bring back the glory days.
He said that it was the desire of his administration to see that Lagos State University (LASU); Lagos State Polytechnic (LASPOTECH); Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education (AOCOED); Michael Otedola College of Education (MOCPED) and the Lagos State College of Health Technology (LSCHT) are repositioned to become global players through effective and visionary leadership.
Among those appointed are Prof. Adebayo Ninalowo, as Pro-Chancellor/Chairman, Governing Council of LASU; Prof. Tajudeen Gbadamosi, is for LASPOTECH; Prof. Tunde Samuel heads AOCOED’s council; Alhaja Sekinat Yusuff, sits atop MOCPED, and Mrs. Tilley Giyado for LSCHT.
At the event, Ambode reasoned that tertiary institutions were critical to achieving economic prosperity because they provide relevant skills, human capital and policy research outcomes for development. 
In pursuit of this objective, he said, government had carefully selected a galaxy of diverse professionals from the academia, public and private sectors, with very impressive credentials to manage the affairs of the institutions. 
He assured that his government would provide the governing councils with the requisite tools and support them to succeed in the onerous task.
He urged them to focus on the formulation of policies and programmes that would reposition their institutions to achieve the mandates of quality teaching, research and community relevance and service, as well as ensure that relevant and appropriate measures were put in place to ensure smooth and harmonious working relationship in the institutions.
According to him, “You have a responsibility to uphold due process and respect for the rule of law, and standard in your official dealings with all facets of the institutions. The issue of labour relations and clearance of all outstanding matters relating to staff is of utmost importance,” he said.
Gbadamosi, in his remarks expressed appreciation to the governor, saying they were greatly honoured to be found worthy of service. He added that all appointees were determined to do even better than the track record that made them eligible for the offices.

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