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Tuesday, December 6, 2022

OAUSTECH ‘ll be world-class—VC

Kayode Olabanji, Okitipupa

The Vice-Chancellor of Olusegun Agagu University of Science and Technology (OAUSTECH), Okitipupa Prof. Temi Ologunorisa, has assured that he would do his best in the quest to transform the university into a global institution through partnerships with world-class institutions across the globe.

This is contained in a statement signed by the Deputy Director, Information, Mr. Paul Adeagbo.

He reiterated his commitment to setting a global standard for the institution.

He said while the strike embarked upon by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) lasted, the university had initiated relationships with leading universities in the U.S., Brazil, Cameroon, and the Gambia.

“The university has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the University of Missouri at Kansas City (UMKC); It is in the process of signing an MoU with Morgan State University, Maryland.

“The university also signed MoU with Auburn University, Alabama, USA; University of Campinas, Sao Paulo, Brazil; University of The Gambia, Banjul and ICT University, Yaounde in Cameroon.

“All these were  efforts to ensure that OAUSTECH was rated among the best institution in Nigeria and compete favorably with other universities in the world,” Ologunorisa said.

While welcoming students back to the campus, he also promised to ensure lectures are fast tracked to make up for the eight months caused by the ASUU strike.

The Hope reports that the National University Commission (NUC) has also approved Management Sciences programmes for Olusegun Agagu University of Science and Technology (OAUSTECH), Okitipupa, with effect from the 2022/2023 academic session.

The approved programs are BSc Accounting, BSc Management, BSc Entrepreneurship, and BSc Project Management. Students who scored 160 and above in JAMB are encouraged to apply.

Meanwhile, the institution had directed students to resume academic activities on October 17, following the suspension of the ASUU strike.

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