Oyetola Inaugurates University Of Ilesa Governing Council
Osun State Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, on Tuesday, inaugurated the Governing Council of the University of Ilesa as part of his administration’s effort to ensure quick take-off of academic activities at the newly approved and licenced institution.
The immediate past Minister of Health and Former Vice-Chancellor, University of Ibadan, Prof. Isaac Adewole is the chairman of the Council while other members include Chief Akinwande Akinola, Professor Sola Akinrinade, Chief Bayo Jimoh, Dr. Charles ‘Diji Akinola, Professor Labopo Popoola, Professor Oluyemisi Obilade and Mr. Rasheed Sarumi.
Others include: Representative of the Executive Secretary, National Universities Commission (NUC); Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Finance, Osun State; Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education, Osun State; Statutory internal members from the University as provided for in the Establishment Law, who would be added upon the take-off of the University; Prof. Kayode Ijaduola and Dr. Dada who will serve as the Council’s Secretary.
Recall that the administration of Governor Oyetola had earlier approached the State House of Assembly for the upgrade of Osun State College of Education, Ilesa to a full-fledged university after which it was approved by the National Universities Commission (NUC).
Inaugurating the Council in Osogbo on Tuesday, Governor Oyetola, charged members of the Council to be fair and proactive towards ensuring the financial sustainability of the institution.
According to him, the idea of the new University had become necessary to further expand access to qualitative education, among other opportunities, for the young population.
Responding on behalf of members of the Governing Council, Chief Akinwande Akinola, assured of their readiness to hit the ground running.