As Obafemi Awolowo College (OAU) Ile-Ife, Osun State, celebrates her sixtieth anniversary, the establishment says it has contributed immensely to high quality schooling, development of analysis and total nationwide and worldwide growth within the nation.
The establishment additionally mentioned it would proceed to harness and undertake fashionable applied sciences within the implementation of its targets by maintaining tempo with fashionable technological growth.
The Vice-Chancellor of the establishment, Prof. Eyitope Ogunbodede, disclosed these on Tuesday throughout a press convention to have a good time the sixtieth anniversary of the establishment in Ile-Ife.
Whereas enumerating the achievements of the establishment, Ogunbodede mentioned the College has made important advances in analysis, leading to nationally and globally important success tales.
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“The College has achieved speedy development and growth, significantly within the areas of Educational programmes, Analysis, Infra-structural Improvement and human assets growth,” he mentioned.
“The College has produced, amongst its employees, a Nobel Laureate and 6 Nigerian Nationwide Benefit Award Winners.”
The Vice-Chancellor additional mentioned the Rural Electrification Company (REA) 8.03MW energy undertaking for the availability of electrical energy to the College is ongoing and virtually accomplished.
Based on him, this can allow OAU to generate its personal electrical energy.
“The College processed and obtained from the Transmission Company of Nigeria the Advertising and marketing License us an Electrical energy distributor. the primary Nigerian College to benefit from the privilege,” he mentioned.
“The intention is to cut back the financial burden of excessive tariffs and guarantee common electrical energy provide to boost its varied educational actions. The college presently pays over N80 million per thirty days for electrical energy and moreover over two million naira per thirty days on diesel to energy turbines.”
He additionally said that the College employees and college students have organised and took part in a number of coverage discourses aimed toward addressing political, social, financial, authorized and technological issues that bedevilled most African nations and their individuals.
Whereas commending the College Alumni and buddies for his or her help in supporting varied initiatives and programmes within the establishment, he requested for extra intervention and assist within the face of insufficient and dwindling assets from the Federal Authorities.
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