Ekiti State University, College of Education Get Visitation Panels

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*BY AYODELE ABERE in Ado Ekiti*

As part of efforts to reposition tertiary education in Ekiti State, the State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi has set up a Visitation Panel for Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti and College of Education, Ikere-Ekiti.

The setting up of the 11-man visitation panel for the university was contained in an Executive Order 003, signed by the Governor on Monday, October 29th, 2018.

The Ekiti State University Ado- Ekiti Law, 2011 provides that the Governor of Ekiti State shall be the visitor to the University. The law also provides that the visitor shall undertake a visitation of the University or direct that such a visitation be conducted once every five years.

Members of the Visitation Panel are:

1)         Prof. Bode Asubiojo – Chairman

2)         Mr. Ayo Ogunruku

3)         Prof. Rufus Taiwo Akinyele

4)         Prof. Femi Akinwumi

5)         Dr. Femi Orebe

6)         Dr. Hakeem Bakare.

7)         Dr. (Mrs) Modupe  Ajayi

8)         Engr. Akinwale Ayodeji

9)         Prof. Chiedu Mafiana

10)        Barrister Biodun Fasakin

11)        Mr. Jide Akinleye – Secretary

The panel is empowered to carry out the followings:

  • Inquire into the level of implementation of the white paper on the last Visitation Panel Report in 2007.
  • Evaluate the leadership quality of the university in terms of the roles of the Governing Council, the Vice-Chancellor and other Principal Officers.
  • Examine the financial management of the university including Statutory Allocations and Internally Generated Revenue over the recommended period and determine whether it was in compliance with appropriate regulations, statutes, acts and laws of the University.
  • Investigate the application of funds, particularly special grants, loans meant for specific projects in order to determine the status of such projects and their relevance for further funding.
  • Determine the adequacy or otherwise of staff and examine the quality of its staff development programmes.
  • Examine the “Law” establishing the University including the relationship between the various internal organs, units and offices (such as the Registry, Bursary, Works & Services, Health Services, Departments/Faculties/Colleges, etc.) and indicate the ways that the law has been observed by the competent authorities and suggest any modifications to the law considered necessary or desirable to enable the University to better achieve its objectives.

The Panel is to submit its reports and recommendations to the Governor of Ekiti State not later than December 10, 2018.

The Visitation Panel for the College of Education was set up via an Executive Order 004, signed by the State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi on Monday, October 29.

The College of Education, Ikere- Ekiti Law 2007 provides that the Visitor may conduct a visitation of the College in person, or direct that such a visitation be conducted by persons appointed by him to advice on the effective fulfillment of the objects and the due exercise of the functions of the College as prescribed by law.

The Visitation Panel is composed of the following members:

1)         Prof. Oluyemisi Obilade – Chairperson

2)         Prof. Craig Obafemi

3)         Prof. Kola Oladunmoye

4)         Prof. Olumuyiwa Igbalajobi

5)         Dr. Patrick Ajila

6)         Dr. Femi Akinola

7)         Mr. Ayo Aroge

8)         Mr. Sola Ogunmiluyi – Secretary

The Panel is empowered to carry out the following tasks:

  •         Inquire into the level of implementation of the White Paper on the last Visitation Panel Report in 2007.
  •         Evaluate the leadership quality of the College in terms of the roles of the Governing Council, the Provost and other Principal Officers.
  •         Examine the financial management of the College including Statutory Allocations and Internally Generated Revenue over the recommended period and determine whether it was in compliance with appropriate regulations and laws of the College.
  •         Investigate the application of funds, particularly special grants, loans meant for specific projects in order to determine the status of such projects and their relevance for further funding.
  •         Examine the general security in the College, how the College has dealt with it and recommend appropriate measures to deal with it.

The Panel is to submit its report containing recommendations to the Governor within four weeks.




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