The newly appointed Vice-Chancellor of the Federal University of Technology, Akure, Professor Joseph Adeola Fuwape has unfolded a seven-point agenda that he said will further take the Institution to greater heights.
Professor fuwape made this known at his inauguration ceremony presided over by the Pro Chancellor and Chairman of the Governing Council of the Institution ,Senator Joseph Waku.
Delivering his maiden address, the university Don said the school management has to take collective responsibility to take the University to the next level of becoming a world class University and Centre of Excellence.
He further explained that In order to achieve this laudable goal the school must leverage on past achievements to implement seven major goals which include improvement of quality of academic programme; development of human resources; re-branding of FUTA as Centre of Excellence in Research, Innovation and Product Development; deployment of ICT in learning and research; enhancement of staff and students welfare; internalization and globalization and improvement of capital base.
Speaking on the quality of academic programmes which is the core mandate of any University he said need-driven, robust and relevant academic programmes are not only central to, but are the pillars upon which the name and reputation of a University depends saying the university must work to restructure the Academic curricular to 21st century standard.
Our correspondence, Gideon Adeboye reports that tHe Vice Chancellor assured the University of his determination to establish collaborations with more reputable Institutions within and outside the country as he stressed that linkages are necessary to strengthen research collaborations, improve teaching, attract sponsorships, fellowships and research grants.
Professor Fuwape solicited the support of all stakeholders in THE Project FUTA to achieve peaceful consistence that will lead to uninterrupted academic sessions as he said FUTA Management will be responsive to the welfare needs of staff and students in order to guarantee an environment conducive to teaching, learning and research and to foster a forward-looking, proactive, servant leadership environment for our University.
He commended the credibility and impartiality of the selection team led by the Pro Chancellor and Chairman, Governing Council, Senator Waku, and extended the olive branch to those who competed with him in the race.
Earlier in a valedictory address, the immediate past Vice-Chancellor, Professor Adebiyi Daramola appreciated the effort of all stakeholders in the University for making his tenure conducive as he commended the support his administration received from the Governing Council, Senate, Management, staff and students of the University.
In a brief remark, the Pro-Chancellor and Chairman, Governing Council, Senator J.K.N. Waku commended the tremendous development the Daramola–led administration brought to the University and urged the newly inaugurated Vice-Chancellor, Professor Fuwape to build on those achievements.
It would be recalled that professor Joseph Adeola-Fawupe is the 7th substantive Vice-Chancellor of Federal University of Technology, Akure.