The Vice-Chancellor of the Bamidele Olumilua University of Education, Science and Technology, Ikere-Ekiti, Prof. Olufemi Adeoluwa has reaffirmed the commitment of the University Management to human capacity development as part of its efforts to make BOUESTI top notch.
The Vice-Chancellor made this known during the May edition of BOUESTI PRAYS, a monthly prayer programme held at the University Sports Pavillon on Monday.
He stated that the University Management would continue to create an enabling environment for career development and professionalism, noting that the tally of Ph.D. holders had increased considerably recently while some academic members of staff were on the verge of completing their programmes. He remarked that the June 2018 salary arrears had been paid while the University has implemented the financial effect of the 2022 promotion in order to motivate members of staff.
Prof. Adeoluwa attributed the soaring profile of BOUESTI vis-a-vis the attendant laurels and recognition within and outside the shores of Nigeria to divine benevolence and grace. He said BOUESTI recently won the 2023 Outstanding University of Education in Africa award in Kigali, Rwanda adding that the University was also nominated as one of the Outstanding Universities in Nigeria by the Guardian Newspaper while BOUESTI will also be conferred with the award of the most Outstanding State University in the South West region in the forthcoming maiden edition of the Nigeria Hemisphere Award.
He hinted that the University would play host to the representative of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Otunba Adeniyi Adebayo (Minister of Trade, Industries and Investment) for the commissioning of a TETFUND-Sponsored project this week. He urged members of staff to be of good conduct and expressed optimism that the engagement would bring forth more blessings to the University,. He said the University was expecting the report of the Resource Verification exercise in respect of the proposed new programmes and assured that it would buoy up enrolment into the University.
Meanwhile, the Division of Examinations and Records has been adjudged the Neatest Department on campus in the month of April. The Vice-Chancellor, who announced this during the prayer meeting said the Cleanliness Award was instituted to encourage a very clean and healthy environment. He enjoined members of staff to keep their offices and departments spick and span.