You need more hard work, perseverance Achievers’ pro-chancellor tells staff, students

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Achievers University, Owo

From left, Professor Samuel Oyewole, Deputy Vice Chancellor, Achievers University, Owo; Professor Adebayo Odebiyi, Vice Chancellor; Dr Bode Ayorinde, Pro-chancellor; his wife, Adejoke and Dr (Mrs.) Tinuade Ojo, Registrar, thanking God for His grace, during the New Year service.

Pro-Chancellor and Chairman,Governing Council of Achievers University, Owo, Dr Bode Ayorinde, has called for more hard work and perseverance from staff and students.

He said this recently, at the university’s ‘Fifth Starting with God,’ a yearly prayer service organised by the institution to commence academic activities in the new year.

He assured them that the Council and management of the university would do everything to ensure their well-being.

He hinted that by April 2, 2013, when the university would mark its five years of commencement of academic activities, all the operations, units and departments would have moved to the permanent site.

While enjoining all students to be disciplined, he said the institution had no room for indiscipline as everything would be done to protect the name and motto of the university – ‘Knowledge, Integrity and Leadership.’ “We want our products to acquire knowledge with integrity and provide quality leadership for the country,” he said.

Earlier, Venerable Samuel Ojowuro of St. Michael’s Anglican Church, Imeri, Ondo State, who was a guest preacher at the event, had told Nigerians that the hard times they were facing was a  necessary sacrifice they had to make to take the nation to new heights.

According to him, innovation comes with a lot of hard work and perseverance, and those who aim at higher grounds must be ready to face and overcome challenges. He said: “Trouble is an essential part of a man’s journey, from conception to birth. Those who must bring about new things must be troubled. No freedom comes cheap.”

The Vice Chancellor, Professor Adebayo Odebiyi, while welcoming all staff and students to the campus after the Christmas/New Year break, asked the staff and students to imbibe Venerable Ojowuro’s message. He said he was convinced that Year 2012 is a positive turning point in the annals of the university, as it would graduate its first set of students on January 28. 2012.

While asking all staff to face the challenge of building a first-class university, the vice chancellor asked them to examine their past actions and judge if they had contributed positively or negatively to the realisation of the vision and mission of the university.

“All hands must be on deck; watch what you do as we have to build the university together,” he stressed.

While Venerable R. A. Agboola led a special prayer for the university and the nation, Venerable J. O. Okupe read the only Bible passage at the service.  The service, organised by the university’s Chapel of Grace and Glory and led by Reverend Samuel Oladimeji, Director of Students’ Affairs, was also attended by Professor Samuel Oyewole, Deputy Vice Chancellor; Dr (Mrs.) Ojo, Registrar; Mr Dokun Farinre, Ag. Bursar; Professor Sesan Ayodele and Professor Stephen Shoyinka, Deans, College of Social and Management Sciences, Natural and Applied Sciences, respectively.


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