The outgoing Vice Chancellor, Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU), Ago-Iwoye, Prof. Saburi Adesanya says over N1bn worth of equipment has been procured to enhance teaching and learning process in the institution within the last four years.
Adesanya disclosed this while conducting members of the Ogun State House of Assembly Committee on Education, Science and Technology led by Hon Victor Fasanya on the State –of- facility- visit to the Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital (OOUTH) and OOU Campus, Ago-Iwoye. He said that a total of 30 projects had been completed, while four were on-going projects.
He said that the rationale behind the infrastructural development in the institution was to place it among the best five Universities in the country in terms of quality education, personnel infrastructure and equipment.
Prof Adesanya, who took the lawmakers round the projects in company of his Deputy Vice Chancellor, Prof (Mrs) Ebun Oduwole requested for more public-private partnership participation in the provision of students hostels within the institution.
According to him, the school was moving towards having all its students and members of staff residing in the institution by the next academic session.
Responding, Hon Fasanya said the essence of the over-sight was to have a first-hand information on the quality and quantity of infrastructure put in place in the institution, saying that with the magnitude of infrastructure being put in place, the school could now compete favorably with the best in the country.
Fasanya in company of Honouurables Akanbi Bankole, Olayiwola Ojodu, Rasaq Oduntan and Adejuwon Olufowobi commended the management of the University for setting the required academic standard that had helped to position the school to be among the best in the nation.
The facilities visited included new buildings housing students in the chemical sciences, Basic Medical and Pharmacy at OOUTH. Others included new buildings to accommodate Faculties of Sciences, Education and Performing Arts as well as Library, Language Laboratory and OOU Campus radio Station.