Elizade VC assures on production of globally competitive graduates
Vice Chancellor, Elizade University, Ilara-Mokin, Ondo State, Prof. Kunle Oloyede, has assured that the institution was poised to produce globally competitive graduates that would be a pride to their alma mater and the country, as well as serve as effective agents of change in the country.
Oloyede, who spoke during the fourth matriculation ceremony of the school, where 300 freshmen were admitted into the faculties of humanities, basic and applied sciences, engineering and social management sciences, said the school was working tooth and nail to put in place a conducive atmosphere for learning, through the provision of relevant infrastructural facilities.
The vice chancellor who said, “We are determined to make this campus one of the most livable and enjoyable campuses in the country,” charged the students to ensure “good use of the facilities provided and be good ambassadors of the university, bearing in mind that degrees are awarded only when you have been found worthy in both learning and character …This university is continuously striving for excellence with the motto: ‘Pragmatic innovation for Development.
“Our mission complements our vision to be a specialised institution that shall be an epitome of the best traditions in the production of self-reliant, ethics-conscious, globally competitive graduates,” he stated adding, “I would like to emphasise that the goal of this university is to produce self-reliant, ethical and globally competitive graduates who can compete with their peers worldwide, while serving as effective agents of change in the country.”
Oloyede asserted that graduates of the institution were “equipped with requisite skills, competencies and ability to be key players in the nation’s quest for socio-economic and technological development.”
While apologising for the delay in the completion of the hostel facility and the Faculty of Law building, which academic programmes there would commence next month, the school helmsman explained that the delay “has been due to the late arrival of the construction materials from overseas.”
He added that as a result of the founder’s determination to make several opportunities available to the students, “… the institution has designed an entrepreneurship-oriented curriculum, and built a strong relationship between the university and some industrial and commercial establishments.”
Oloyede, who worked for 30 years with Queensland University of Technology, Australia, before his appointment in August, explained that the “students would be sent for practical knowledge and acquaintance with the work environment during every long vacation, some of which attracts stipends.”
He charged them to desist from all manners of vices and other indecent acts that would have negative impacts on their studentship and mar the vision of the institution.
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