*PG students taking matriculation oath
*Directs strict adherence to varsity calendar; seeks rooms for online teaching, supervision, assessment
By John Odunjo
The Vice Chancellor of Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti, Prof. Edward Olanipekun, has frowned at the avoidable delay being experienced by some students of the College of Postgraduate Studies of the university.
Olanipekun said that situation whereby some postgraduate programmes designed to run for two academic sessions would spill over to three sessions or more was worrisome and tantamount to wastage of time and resources.
The VC, who spoke on Friday during the Matriculation Ceremony for newly admitted postgraduate students in the various programmes in EKSU College of Postgraduate Studies for 2022/2023 academic session, directed adherence to the approved university calendar.
He charged the new management of the postgraduate college under the leadership of the Provost, Prof. Kemi Ogundana, to leave no stone unturned at ensuring completion of postgraduate programmes at the stipulated periods.
Olanipekun urged the College to “close communication gaps with the PG students by migrating them into the university portal with a view to creating rooms for online teaching, supervision and assessment, as practiced in most universities”.
The VC also advised the PG students to “play your own part in order to meet the target of completing your programmes in record time through completion of registration formalities as and when due, adherence to university regulations and regular payment of approved fees” among others.
Olanipekun, who reiterated his administration’s readiness and determination to continue to give necessary support to PG College, also expressed confidence in the new management to take the College to greater heights.
The VC described EKSU as a golden fish which no longer has hiding place in the comity of Nigerian universities.
He said that his doors were open to accommodate interaction with students and supervisors whenever any delay was observed.
The matriculation ceremony, which held at the Faculty of the Social Science Twin Hall, was streamed live via Zoom, thus gave opportunity to other matriculants to participate in their convenient locations.