By Olakiitan Victor
The Vice Chancellor, Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti, Prof. Samuel Oye Bandele, has declared that the university has smashed those he described as ‘certificate racketeers’ in the institution to maintain its standard and dignity, saying this accounted for the sack of all ad hoc lecturers in the institution.
He said all the students would have to obtain their certificates after rigorous academic exercises contrary to what obtained in the past when marks were awarded at will by some unscrupulous elements.
Bandele added that the Internally generated revenue and academic summits held recently in the institution have begun to yield useful results, saying implementation of some of the resolutions arrived at had tremendously shored up the revenues of the university .
At a press conference in Ado Ekiti on Tuesday, Bandele expressed confidence that EKSU graduates are employable in the labour market and had been making headways in their chosen careers, promising to build more on this legacy.
“You can no longer use money to acquire certificates in EKSU. That was why I declared emergency in the Directorate of part time programme by sacking all ad hoc lecturers that are compromising standards. No room for manipulation a. If you need our certificates, you must work for them,” he said.
Bandele stated that the reason behind the establishment of the university , which was to impact on the community, had propelled the management to introduce certificate and diploma courses in auto mechanics, mechatronics and others, so that fairly educated Nigerians can be exposed to modern technology.
He said efforts are on top gear for the commencement of works on bakery, block, water and auto care businesses of the university, being part of the strides to boost the IGR and stop sole reliance on government’s subventions.
“We cannot propel academic standard without money. That was why we are tapping into all our human and natural resources here. We have them in abundance and by the time we will complete the implementations of the outcome of the summits, EKSU will become a pride to all of us”