Recession is affecting provision of essential services – OAU Acting VC

The acting Vice-Chancellor of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Prof. Anthony Elujoba, says that economic recession is affecting the effective running of the institution.

He said this while delivering an address at the matriculation ceremony for the 7,500 students admitted to the ivory tower for the 2015/2016 academic session.

The acting VC, represented by the Chairman, Committee of Dean, Prof. Adeagbo Amusan, assured the new students of good conditions of living despite the recession.

Prof. Anthony Elujoba

Prof. Anthony Elujoba

He appealed to them to ensure proper usage of municipal facilities to reduce cost.

He said, “Your admission to the university coincides with a period of obvious economic recession in the country. The implication is that funds are not readily available for provisions of municipal and other essential services. However, I assure you of our readiness to continue to ensure that issues affecting students’ welfare are addressed as prompt as possible within the limited resources.

“As the university is ever willing to go the extra mile to make you succeed in your studies and other legitimate endeavours, you are also under obligation to make judicious use of all the resources that are provided.”

The acting VC also sought the cooperation of the students to achieve a crisis-free academic session.

He added, “The university is working assiduously to regain its lost academic calendar. To be able to do this, we all must be on our toes, fasten our belts and be committed to ensuring a crisis-free session.”

SOURCE: Punch

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