When the present administration of Professor Joshua Ogunwole came on board in August 2018, the University was already at an inflection point which calls for urgent actions from key stakeholders. The University Management at that time identified the need to embark on repositioning and rebranding which led to series of trainings and retraining along the line.
At this point, it was discovered that the public institution model run by the University may not be sustainable – hence, the need to leverage on technology for more efficient service delivery.
During the lockdown the University was able to migrate from the traditional teaching method to online teaching and examination with ease
Gentlemen of the press, permit me to state here that the University is not in any way distressed as salaries of staff members are paid as at when due even during the lockdown; when other institutions or establishments could not do so.
The decision to rightsize was taken after due consultation. Those affected cut across the teaching and non-teaching staff and will be taken care of in accordance with the terms of their statutory engagement by the University. The decision was taken in the best interest of the University and for sustainability.
Head, Information and Public Relations