OAU to mentor Atiba University for five years
Written by freshadmin2 on March 13, 2018
Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife and Atiba University, Oyo, have reached an agreement on the mentorship of the new institution, which recently began its first academic semester.
Acting Vice-Chancellor of AUO, Prof. Sola Ehindero, made this known at a briefing organised by the institution as part of the activities marking its opening ceremony.
The vice-chancellor said the university, which was officially registered by the Nigeria University Commission in December 2017, became operational with 14 accredited courses in two faculties.
He said, “Atiba University aligned itself with the global vision of providing educational opportunities for Nigerian youths to access quality, relevant and functional education based on merit, capacity and talent.
“The university will be under the academic and administrative mentoring of OAU for a five-year probationary period. OAU will provide expert advice on some core academic and administrative issues. The choice of OAU is deliberate because OAU has established a long tradition of academic excellence and a high standard of behaviour which is expected to guide and nurture the new school into academic maturity.”
Ehindero acknowledged the various challenges facing university education in Nigeria, stressing that to curb cultism and other vices among students, the school would operate a full boarding.
“Cultism thrives in schools that do not screen their candidates well. Giving admission to candidates goes beyond their academic excellence. We are also checking cultism and other vices by ensuring all students live in the school hostel,” he said.