FUNAAB VC Lists Achievements, Thanks Foes For Pushing Him To Do More - THE DAILY CRUCIBLE



Wednesday, March 16, 2022

FUNAAB VC Lists Achievements, Thanks Foes For Pushing Him To Do More

••• As Institution Is Set To Graduate 201 First Class Graduates, 58 Veterinary Doctors, Others

                           •Prof. Salako

The Daily Crucible | Thursday, March 17, 2022

By Ayobami Ife, Abeokuta

Vice Chancellor of Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB), Ogun State, Prof. Kolawole Salako,  has expressed gratitude to his foes for unknowingly providing him with the drive which aided the institution to record many lofty achievements since his tenure began barely five years ago.

The Daily Crucible recalls that Prof. Salako faced attacks and stiffer opposition in the race to become the Vice Chancellor.

However, upon his emergence as a substantive VC, he assured that despite the fierce opposition, he would not be vindictive even as he also appealed to them to accept his hand of fellowship to move the university forward.

 Speaking about his achievements ahead of the 28th and 29th convocation of the university for the 2018/2019 and 2019/2020 academic sessions respectively, Salako who will be exiting office on 31st of October, 2022, having spent five years in office, said: " I want to thank my enemies for making me to be conscious of them, for making me to be aware of them. They gave me the need to do more and achieve more."

He spoke while fielding questions from newsmen on Tuesday at the institution's campus in commemoration of the planned combined convocation ceremony which began on Friday last week with jumat service.

Earlier, he had led the university officials and other dignitaries to inaugurate five buildings funded by the Federal government through Tertiary Education Trust Fund(Tetfund), including the university Library Extension named after Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, who was represented by Baale of Ilugun Itokoland in Odeda Local Government Area of Ogun State, Chief Gbeje Oladeinde Orobiyi.

Others are twin 250-seater capacity lecture theatre; Agricultural Farm Laboratory Complex, A 250- seater capacity lecture theatre and College of Engineering Phase II building, named after former President Olusegun Obasanjo who was represented by Ambassador Oluwatoyin Solaja.

He described Obasanjo as a multi- dimensional being, hence, the institution deemed it important to honour him. 

He also said that the university boasts of over 150 projects put in place by his administration, adding that over 80 percent of the said projects have been completed. 

"We have put in place over 150 projects, over 80 percent of the projects have been completed while the rest will be completed before I leave office," he said.

On the convocation, he said FUNAAB would graduate 201 first class and 2,412 second class upper honor students  respectively for its 2018/2019 and 2019/2020 academic sessions.

He added that of the 5,898 total graduands for the two academic sessions, 58 qualified as Veterinary Doctors, comprising 43 males and 27 females respectively.

"In 2018 /2019 academic session, the University produced 3202 graduands: 106 in first class;1316 in second class upper division, 1429 in second class lower division; 310 with third class and 11 pass degree. 

"For 2019/2020, the University graduated a total of 2696; 95 in first class; 1096 in second class, 1303 second class lower, 172 third class and three pass. The College of Veterinary Medicine graduated 28 veterinary doctors; 21 males, none females.

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