VC seeks better treatment for varsity students
Vice-Chancellor of the Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA), Prof Adenike Oladiji, has described students as the most relevant part of the university system and must be treated as unique individuals with respect to teaching, learning and research.
Oladiji, who stated this while receiving executives of the students union (FUTASU), who paid her a visit, said students give identity to universities and efforts must be made to give them a rich learning experience to encourage them to give back after graduation.
Oladiji said her administration is poised to enhance students’ learning, with a commitment to ensure that students have an excellent tertiary education experience.
“I desire a conducive learning environment that will promote premium give back from alumni, who would have had a worthwhile experience while in FUTA. We must make students part of the university family by giving them a sense of belonging that will make them happy to give back to the university after leaving.”
The vice-chancellor said she has always known FUTA students to be peaceful, obedient and diligent, and implored them to join hands to maintain the institution’s global standing and visibility.
She noted that students, as a vital part of the university community, have a role to play in promoting peace and stability.
President of the students’ body, Ibiyemi Abiodun, assured the new vice-chancellor of their support, saying they would cooperate with her to achieve set objectives.
“We will remain committed to taking FUTA to greater heights. FUTA students are a force to reckon with. Over time, we have continued to fly the flag of the motto of this university which is ‘Technology for Reliance.” We assure the university management that FUTA students will cooperate with them at all times and we as executives will manage the student’s body to the best of our ability.”