Standard Schools Not Just in Names, Infrastructures, Says OAU Ex-registrar

The immediate past Registrar of Obafemi
Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, Mr. Ayo
Ogunruku has condemned schools using
their names, buildings and fleet of cars as
yardsticks to measure the quality of
education they are being offered.

He made this assertion while delivering the
2nd edition of the Registry Lecture series of
Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education
(AOCOED), Otto/Ijanikin, Lagos recently.

He spoke on “Effective and administration
of tertiary educational institutions in the
21st Century” and the event was to honour
the immediate past registrar of the college,
Mr. Bola Disu.

Ogunruku said it was erroneous and
misleading for school managers to equate
standard of their schools with their names
and available infrastructures rather than
the quality of their personnel, libraries,
laboratories, researches and graduates
produced.

He said that was the major reason tertiary
institutions in the country are among the
badly ranked globally, noting that until they
change their attitude and perceptions in
that direction, they would remain in that
poor condition .

He therefore urged school administrators
and other personnel to be innovative in
their approach and operations to enable
them effectively use their challenges in line
with realities of the 21st Century to bring
about the desired results.

“This is because it is senseless to keep
increasing the number of buildings and
vehicles when lab and libraries lack every
basic thing required for teaching and
learning,” he stressed.

The guest lecturer also urged school
administrators not only to be innovative in
revenue generation but also in needs and
spending as well as be more professionals
in their activities and move away from
conservatism to embrace ICT which is now
best world practices.

In his remark, the Provost of AOCOED, Mr.
Olalekan Bashorun said the essence of the
annual registry lecture was to enable
participants to cross fertilise ideas to make
them more effective at work and in other
endeavours.

The initiative, he stressed, would also raise
standard of our performance and by
extension impacting positively on the
quality of our products.

Appreciating the college for sustaining the
lecture series which he initiated two years
ago, the immediate past registrar of the
college and honoree, Mr. Bola Disu who is
now on sabbatical at Federal College of
Education, Abeokuta said he would never
forget AOCOED’s strong contribution to
whom he is today


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