As part of measures to ensure prudent management of resources, authorities of the Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti has reduced its various overhead expenses by fifty percent.
Vice chancellor of the university, Professor Edward Olanipekun stated this while declaring open a capacity workshop organized by the Faculty of the Social Sciences for its academic staff.
Professor Olanipekun explained that the financial management of the institution would no longer be business as usual where funds were expended on unnecessary activities.
“I do pre-auditing of my own needs just to lead by example.
I will be the first VC to reside on campus, all fund that supposed to be used to renovate my own house will be converted to VC quarter which is expected to be completed before the end of next year.
The Vice chancellor said his vision was to build a world class university that would rank among the best ten in the country.
He said all activities of the institution would be carried out through due process.
Professor Olanipekun said the workshop was apt, adding that the university was planning to organize a global workshop that would cover all staff as soon as the necessary resources were available.
According to professor Olanipekun, a university that is planning to be competitive must have high quality academic staff, hence the need for the workers to take advantage of the workshop so as to enhance their capacity.
In a remark, the chairman planning committee of the workshop, Professor Kemi Ogundana thanked the VC for approving the workshop saying it shows his commitment to academic excellence.
She said the workshop was to discuss ethics in teaching and research, relation with students and other issues rating to academic work.
In his address of welcome, Dean Faculty of the Social Sciences, Professor Femi Omotosho said the capacity workshop was to reposition and inculcate the right and proper behaviour and required university culture in the faculty lecturers most especially the green horns.
He said the workshop would provide opportunity for participants to share ideas, clarifies concussions and have a better understanding of the university system.