The leadership of the Osun State University (UNIOSUN) has commended Governor Adegboyega Oyetola for the autonomy it was given to run the institution without interference.
The council attributed the achievements made since the establishment of the institution to the free-hand it was given to transform the citadel of learning into a world-class university.
This was even as the governor named a prominent road leading from the university gate to the Chief Tunde Ponle Drive intersect after the Pro-Chancellor, Mallam Yusuf Ali.
The leadership of the council stated this at the Government House, Osogbo during a courtesy visit preceding the institution’s ninth convocation ceremony.
Ali, who described Oyetola as an unrepentant lover of education, said the government’s intervention in the last two years has contributed to the actualisation of the collective goal of advancing the university.
He commended the state government for prioritising education and making it the bedrock of socio-economic development.
“We commend you for your largeness of heart in reappointing us for another four years after the first term. We thank you for reposing confidence in us. You have decided to invest faith in us and we pledge not to disappoint you and your government,” Ali said.
Responding, Oyetola expressed satisfaction with the way the university is being run by its leadership, saying that members of the institution’s governing council have proven to be the most diligent and capable hands to reposition the university and improve the standard and quality of teaching and learning.
“I am particularly delighted to see the brand new governing council of the university serving a new term. This is possible because to us, we believe that one doesn’t need to change a winning team. That is why we reappointed you.
“I commend the vice-chancellor for taking the university far and we are happy to see that the university is among the top rating institutions and one of the best citadels of knowledge in Nigeria and beyond.
Credit: School Nigeria