The Governing Council of the Olabisi Onabanjo University says it has enforced discipline and also ensured strict adherence to work ethics through the review of the Code of Conduct for Staffs and Students in the institution.
Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of Council, Mrs. Mosun Belo-Olusoga who made this known when he led members of the council on a visit to the office of the Ogun State Governor, noted that the work ethics that was introduced has ensured that disciplinary actions were enforced without fear or favour.
She also added that erring staffs and students through the university management and Senate have been disciplined after following the established procedures.
The Pro-Chancellor who also said that it has put in place mechanisms that would continue to ensure the timely release of examination results of students and the prompt processing of transcripts and certificates, added that the council has also approved the establishment of a Students Welfare and Hostel Management Committee that would interface with the owners of hostels and students residing in the properties.
Olusoga while also noting that the objective of the Students Welfare and Hostel Management Committee was to ensure that mutually beneficial relationships continue to exist between both parties, added that regular consultative forum is being held with all stakeholders in the university so as to ensure that problems and challenges are resolved before they snowball into preventable crisis.
The Pro-Chancellor who further disclosed that the university under her watch has transited from its non-residential policy to a residential policy, said that the students population residing in the hostel has increased from an initial four hundred students resident to over three thousand students residents.
Olusoga while disclosing that the institution has witnessed an increase in it’s accreditation status from the 76% it met when it came on board in 2017 to 96.4%, said that seventy courses were granted full accreditation out of the seventy-two presented.
In his remarks, the Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun while commending the Governing Council for bringing down the rate of cultism and all manners of indiscipline in the university, said that the success of the council in bringing down the rate of insecurity on campus has also played out in the high level of interest displayed by the number of students seeking admission.
” I think that one thing that stands out is the level of security or the reduction of the level of insecurity, we all know what characterised that university in the past where their were cultism and all manners of indiscipline, we see that has greatly subsided and students are more focused on their academic activities and I think that is very impressive.
” That is what will explain for the higher level of interest that is displayed by the number of students that are seeking admission, because nobody will want to their children to the university where their is a high rate of cultism and bad behaviour, so, I will like to congratulate the Governing Council on your particular achievement of curbing the rate of insecurity which is one challenge that we are now currently dealing with along the length and breadth of not just this state, but the country at large,” he said.
Abiodun who disclosed that his administration has acquired buses for the smooth transportation of students on campus, added that the buses would soon be handed over to the institutions as soon as issues on the management of the buses are sorted out with the instructions.
The Governor while appreciating the 10th Governing Council of the Institution for the changes they have made in the curricular of the institution, also commended the council for what they were also able to achieve in terms of student welfare.
” Recently, we also committed to the provision of buses, as a matter of fact, we have since acquired those buses and they have since being delivered to us, we will soon be sitting down with you to discuss the handover of those buses and of cause the management of those buses for the convenience of transporting your students.
” I want to appreciate some of the changes that you’ve made in curricular, you have mentioned that you have introduced nursing, music and linguistics and that it is doing very well, you also had done a lot of work in regards to student welfare, particularly by providing through Public Private Partnership, accommodation and increased student population from four hundred to three thousand,” he said.