…charges members to make the institution world-class
Oyo State Governor, ‘Seyi Makinde, on Thursday, inaugurated the Governing Council of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso.
He charged the Council to provide leadership that will take the institution to the acme of excellence in the world.
The governor charged members of the Council to, within a short while, ensure that the institution is ranked among the top ten universities in the world.
He also charged members to oversee and ensure accountability on the part of the institution’s direct administrators.
Governor Makinde stated these while inaugurating the Council members at the Executive Chamber of the Governor’s Office, Secretariat, Agodi, Ibadan, on Thursday.
The governor equally called on Council members to see their positions as call to duty and service, adding that “this is not a job one gets and goes to sleep.”
He said that the mandate given to the committee was to take necessary and strategic measures that will make LAUTECH one of the 10 top universities in the world and the first in Africa.
Speaking on the specific mandate being given to the new Council, the governor said: “We want you to take the necessary measures and pursue vigorously all strategies and tactics that will make LAUTECH a world-class university. That is the mandate.
The governor explained that though the Governing Council is almost invisible, its impact is always felt in the direction the school is headed, stating that the appointment of the Council members is a call to service and duty that must be heeded with every sense of responsibility.
He added: “The role of the Governing Council is almost invisible, still, its impact is undoubtedly felt in the direction that the school is headed. Its position is very strategic and one of the core duties of members is overseeing and ensuring accountability on the part of the school’s direct administrators.
Governor Makinde assured the Council of the continuous support of his government, noting that the state government is ready to work hard to help the Council deliver its mandate of turning the institution into a centre of excellence.