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his readiness to work with all members of the University community to move the institution to greater heights.

During the familiarisation visit which involved interactive sessions, Prof. Bala called on staff to close ranks and work for the good of the University just as he advised them to do their jobs honourably.

He noted that the issues of staffing and accommodation were common to all the Schools and would be addressed holistically.

Prof. Bala urged the academics to go the extra mile in their job and be alive to the task generation knowledge, dissemination and knowledge application, hinting that as the race to attain the peak of their career gets tougher, the University may start considering other criteria such as attraction of grants, patents, funding, and community service.

At the School of Environmental Technology (SET), where the VC made his first stop, the Deputy Dean, Dr. Olurotimi Kemiki led staff to receive him. Prof. Bala promised to look into the issues of addressing manpower challenge through in-breeding and facility needs. He however called for patience as Management tries to address the issues in line with available resources.

Dean, School of Engineering and Engineering Technology (SEET), Prof. Oladiran Abubakre who welcomed the new VC to the School thanked him for creating time for the interface with staff of the School to understand their needs.

Prof. Abubakre and other staff of SEET outlined the challenges facing the School. The need to provide incentives to encourage production was also stressed.
In his response, Prof. Bala disclosed that part of his vision statement was to challenge each department to come up with one product.

He therefore challenged the academics to harness postgraduate research to service the needs of society.
On the need for staff bus to ameliorate transportation challenge for staff, the University's new helmsman pointed out that in view of paucity of funds, Management is giving priority attention to addressing transportation needs of students.

When Prof. Bala came calling at the School of Entrepreneurship and Management Technology (SEMT), the Deputy Dean, Dr. Mathew Oluwole led staff of the School to receive him. Dr. Oluwole thanked the VC for the visit, noting that it was indicative of Prof. Bala's desire to hit the ground running.
He also thanked the University Management for supporting staff development at SEMT.

Part of the challenges SEMT requested the new VC to address were the programmes delisted by the National Universities Commission (NUC); infrastructure and the need to engage them in relevant capacity building programmes instead of out-sourcing resource persons.

Responding, the VC assured that Management was addressing the issue of the delisted programmes. He advised the School to formally inform Management the areas of training they can handle.

At the School of Information and Communication Technology (SICT), the Dean, Prof. Elizabeth Onwuka who welcomed the VC described him as very prepared for the job.

In response to the issue of office accommodation raised by SICT staff members, Prof. Bala said that Management would try to complete the Cyber Security Science building .

He urged the staff to work together to develop new programmes as SICT has come to stay in the University.
The School of Agriculture and Agricultural Technology (SAAT), the VC parent School was his last port of call. There, he was received by visibly elated colleagues led by the Deputy Dean, Dr. Michael Ojo.

Some of the areas in which they sought intervention were provision of furniture and internet connectivity for the new SAAT complex, decaying infrastructure, security among others.

Prof. Bala called for patience, assuring that the challenges will be addressed. He thanked them for their support.


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