FUTA swears in first female Vice Chancellor

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BY MAYOWA SAMUEL

The Federal University of Technology, Akure, has inaugurated Adenike Oladiji as the institution’s first female Vice Chancellor.

Oladiji who was inaugurated on Tuesday by the FUTA’s Governing Council, was on May 12 ratified as the eighth substantive vice chancellor by the Council.

In her speech, Oladiji vowed to ensure that gains of FUTA were sustained and improved upon.

She promised not to let them down, gave assurances to be friends to all and serve humanity.

Oladiji promised to improve revenue generation for the university and the welfare of staff and students of the institution.

She asked for the support of her co-applicants and the university community for her to succeed in the new task.

She said, “The Federal University of Technology, Akure is doing well, but there is always room for improvement.

“As a university of technology, we must be prepared to deal with emerging questions to be answered. The COVID-19 experience showed there is a lot of ground yet uncovered.

“Addressing most of the big issues facing humanity captured succinctly in the sustainable development goals requires that we network across country borders and academic disciplines.

“No single institution, country or discipline can exclusively provide solutions.

“We will network and be the hub for the much-desired change in the higher education sector.

“I will focus on improved Internally Generated Revenue (IGR), staff and student’s welfare, capacity building, research, infrastructural development, positive impacts on host communities, amongst others,” she stated.