VC CHARGES STUDENT LEADERS TO BE POSITIVE STAKEHOLDERS
The Vice-Chancellor, Federal University of Technology, Akure, Professor Joseph Fuwape has charged the newly sworn in leaders of the Students Union to be positive stakeholders of the University. Professor Fuwape gave the charge while receiving the Executives who paid the University Management a courtesy visit.He said leadership is about influence and creating a positive impact with a view to transforming the lives of the followers. He admonished the leaders to have focus and ensure adequate planning in order to achieve success in their tenure.He said “if you don’t have a plan, you will be distracted. The image you want to project must guide your actions and even inactions. Get a proper plan that will work and the University Management will work with you to actualize your dreams”.
Professor Fuwape advised them to steer clear of vices that will truncate their administration and the university calendar. His words “beware of the pride of the position and do not be misguided by detractors. Listen to positive voices and strive to promote peace on campus”.
The Vice-Chancellor urged them to lead with positive influence and to reflect on the positive things they can do for the system while using their connections to attract good will to the campus.
Professor Fuwape assured them of Management’s continued support at all times and enjoined them to conduct themselves with the utmost decorum as befitting their status so as to graduate in good time with the rest of their mates.
In his response the Students Union President, Comrade Oluwanifemi Ibrahim commended the Vice-Chancellor for the support the Students Union has received from the University Management.
He said the aim of the visit was to acquaint themselves with the University Management and to get counsel on how to run the affairs of the Students Union. He said “we are here to receive your advice as the stability of the Union depends on leaning on the shoulders of elders.”
The President outlined the agenda of his Executives for the academic year and assured the Management that they will spread their tentacles to every parastatal that will bring progress to the institution.
On his part, the Dean, Students Affairs, Professor Gbenga Onibi assured the Vice-Chancellor that the University will enjoy peace under the leadership of the new Executives.
He was optimistic of a relationship that will be of mutual benefit to the University Management and the students alike.
The Dean also commended the Deputy Director, Corporate Communications and Protocol, Mr. Adegbenro Adebanjo and his team for projecting the image of the University and showcasing the achievements of students.
The Student Union Executives led by its President, Mr. Oluwanifemi Ibrahim was received by the University Management.