The Vice Chancellor of the Federal University of Technology Akure, Ondo State, Professor Adenike Oladiji, has called on individuals and corporate bodies to support the institution in achieving its vision.
Oladiji made the call at the 32nd convocation ceremony of the institution, held on Saturday, on the campus of the university.
The don noted that while the management of the school had achieved a lot from donations and grants from stakeholders, more assistance was still needed for the development of the institution.
She said, “In spite of our modest achievements, the university still requires enormous support towards actualising its noble vision. In that regard, the university would deeply appreciate generous support in the way of an endowment of professorial chairs in various disciplines to be named after the donors, donation of laboratory equipment and other learning materials, and award of doctoral and post-doctoral scholarships and fellowships for staff.
The FUTA VC also sought assistance in the area of “provision of lecture halls and laboratories with ultra-modern facilities, the institution of prizes and awards for outstanding students and staff, provision of students hostels under Build-Operate-Transfer Agreement; and provision of buses for student field trips.”
She also disclosed that 26 out of the 27 academic programmes of the university on which the National Universities Commission had carried out accreditation exercise, had full accreditation while only one had interim accreditation.
“Currently, no programme of the university has been denied accreditation,” the don noted.
At the convocation ceremony, no fewer than 5,297 students of the university were awarded first degrees, postgraduate degrees, and diplomas. A total of 3,491 received first degrees while 1,806 were conferred with a postgraduate diploma, master’s, and doctoral degrees.
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