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1 AAUA 3 rd Convocation Press Briefing, March 3, 2011, by Prof. N.O. Mimiko, VC, AAUA.

2 Origin 2 phases of history – before and after re- location in th year in Akungba-Akoko. As a distinct University, came into being by an Act of Parliament signed into law by Gov. A. Adefarati, November 5,1999, as Ondo State University. Name-change to AAUA – after late Gov. Adekunle Ajasin, in hectares of land. Prof. NO Mimiko, VC, AAUA - 3rd Convocation Press Briefing, March 3, 2011.

3 Vision & Mission To be a foremost institution that moves manpower development in the direction of self-apprenticeship; a first-class University in research, knowledge, character and service to humanity. To provide knowledge and skills for self- reliance in a conducive environment where teaching, learning and research can take place. Prof. NO Mimiko, VC, AAUA - 3rd Convocation Press Briefing, March 3, 2011.

4 Academic Structure 5 Faculties – Arts, Education, Law, Science, Social & Management Sciences. 54 programs – all now with accredited status! 10,600 students. Staff strength as at January 2011 – 257 academics; 278 academic support (snr.); academic support (jnr.) – 647. Total: Number of Professors: 27 Prof. NO Mimiko, VC, AAUA - 3rd Convocation Press Briefing, March 3, 2011.

5 Academic Support Units Postgraduate School Library – 45,000 holding; 150 journal; data bases; e-library, etc. Centre for Diploma and Pre-degree Studies Institute of Education Institute for Part-time studies Centre for Entrepreneurship Development Centre for Research and Development Centre for Space, Energy and Environmental Research Information & Communication Technology Application Centre (ICTAC). Prof. NO Mimiko, VC, AAUA - 3rd Convocation Press Briefing, March 3, 2011.

6 Development Centres Leadership Institute for Public Policy and Sustainable Development (LIPPSDev) Women Studies and Development Centre (WSDC) Ajasin Varsity Theatre (AVT) University Advancement Office (UAO) Linkage Office. Prof. NO Mimiko, VC, AAUA - 3rd Convocation Press Briefing, March 3, 2011.

7 Research Research – largely funded by University. Individual, privately-funded research on- going at all times. Research report/papers presented at international conferences, liberally funded by the University. University Public Lecture Series. Prof. NO Mimiko, VC, AAUA - 3rd Convocation Press Briefing, March 3, 2011.

8 Staff Development Generously funded – Training & Conference Votes, N75m in ETF Staff Devt N60m for year More than 25 junior academics training for Master & PhD across the world. Prof. NO Mimiko, VC, AAUA - 3rd Convocation Press Briefing, March 3, 2011.

9 Staff Welfare Housing loan Furniture loan Vehicle loan 692 staff have benefited from these loan packages. Payment of the new salary package (2009 FGN-Unions Agreements) commenced April Prof. NO Mimiko, VC, AAUA - 3rd Convocation Press Briefing, March 3, 2011.

10 Student Support Services Counseling Unit in the Student Affair Office. Vice-Chancellors Policy Roundtable Vice-Chancellor – Students Forum Work-Study Scheme Campus Bus Service Scheme. Students Relaxation Centre. Sports and Games – a standard Sports Centre and a Gymnasium. Prof. NO Mimiko, VC, AAUA - 3rd Convocation Press Briefing, March 3, 2011.

11 Completed Capital Projects, 2009; 2010 Centre for Research & Development (2009) – officially handed over by NDIC in The Main Bowl of the University Sports Centre (2009). 2010: FSMS building. CSEER building. Faculty of Law Building. Block wall of fencing on the western flank of University land – 405 metres long. Toilets, kitchenettes, gate-house, landscaping, raising of block wall fence – Pioneer and Zenith Hostels. Renovated Classroom Blocks A and B. Retaining walls, culverts and drainages around 1000-capacity LT and Education Faculty Building. Renovation at Boys Hostel commenced. New facility as Corpers Lodge at Boys Hostel premises. Re-possession of encroached plots in the Business Park. Acquisition of VCs Temporary Lodge. Solar lighting system, Phase I. Prof. NO Mimiko, VC, AAUA - 3rd Convocation Press Briefing, March 3, 2011.

12 On-going Projects New Primary School Complex. VCs Lodge. Guest House. Gymnasium. Road network. Solar lighting system. Landscaping and beautification. Extension of electricity to new areas. 2 Nos. Lawn Tennis Courts. 1 No. Basket ball Court. Prof. NO Mimiko, VC, AAUA - 3rd Convocation Press Briefing, March 3, 2011.

13 Projects, 2010 Student Hostel – OSOPADEC-funded. 2 Nos. 500-capacity LTs Health Centre building. 2 Nos. Stand-alone toilets. 60-unit Open and Lock-up Shops. Internet Resource Centre. Alternative Sports Field. Gymnasium – Phase II. 30-CQ 5-storey SENATE BUILDING! Prof. NO Mimiko, VC, AAUA - 3rd Convocation Press Briefing, March 3, 2011.

14 Partnership and Networking Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife: MoU on student/staff exchange signed, 22nd of February 2006,. Alabama State University, Alabama, U.S.A: MoU on 17th of May 2008, on students/staff exchange. University of Nigeria, Nsukka: exploring collaboration with the UNNs Department of Mass Communication on academic staff exchange. SICDA, USA – visit by team to AAUA in University Putra Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur: MoU signed in May 2010 on academic exchange. British Council PM grant – worth N30m in the first year, renewable - to develop a special program on Language Documentation and Anthropological Linguistics, Kingdom Software – donated by Seismic Micro-Technology Inc., Houston, TX, USA – worth $414, for Geology, Prof. NO Mimiko, VC, AAUA - 3rd Convocation Press Briefing, March 3, 2011.

15 Feedback from external publics. An AAUA graduate Mrs. Grace Funke Ige, won the World Best Teacher Award in the UK. A BFN graduate topped the April 2009 diet of the CIBN Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE), AAUA chapter, received five awards at 2010 SIFE national competition, Abuja. Louis Adekola – best Ondo State debater; and 3 rd nationally. Staff School – 1 st out of 74 schools in Ondo State. Several post-doc fellowships and research grant won by staff. AAUA students continue to do well in sports. Prof. NO Mimiko, VC, AAUA - 3rd Convocation Press Briefing, March 3, 2011.

16 Achievement Ingredients Greater funding since In 2010 – Capital: N2.2bn.; Recurrent: – N1.8bn.; IGR: about 20% of recurrent budget. 80% budget performance. Improved quality of instructions. Expansion in research facilities. Continuous re-training of the academic staff - in content and pedagogy. Curricular being re-engineered for greater effectiveness. Enhanced Human Capacity. Continuous effort at strengthening leadership. An understanding and pro-active Council in place since Prof. NO Mimiko, VC, AAUA - 3rd Convocation Press Briefing, March 3, 2011.

17 Where are we headed? … a 21 st Century University, properly called! Prof. NO Mimiko, VC, AAUA - 3rd Convocation Press Briefing, March 3, 2011.

18 3 rd Convocation Program Friday March 1pm – Jumat Service – AAUA Mosque. Tuesday March 10am – Interdenominational Service, MPH. Wednesday March 10am – Unveiling of University Website; Logo; Wireless Network, etc, 12noon – Exhibition – Student Relaxation 2.00pm – Convocation Lecture by Dr. Wale Babalakin, SAN., OFR. Topic: Funding the Educational Sector: The Need for Original Thinking and Collective Responsibility. Wednesday March 5pm – Convocation Play – Morountodun, by AVT – MPH. Thursday March 10am – Conferment of Degrees. Friday March 10am – Conferment of 1pm – Convocation Luncheon. Prof. NO Mimiko, VC, AAUA - 3rd Convocation Press Briefing, March 3, 2011.

19 Graduands Statistics – 2007/2008 Total number of graduands: 2,047 1 st Class: 10 2 nd Class (Upper): nd Class (Lower): 1,204 3 rd Class: 433 Pass: 38 Prof. NO Mimiko, VC, AAUA - 3rd Convocation Press Briefing, March 3, 2011.

20 Graduands Statistics 2008/2009 R Total number of graduands: 1,809 1 st Class: 7 2 nd Class (Upper): nd Class (Lower): rd Class: 385 Pass: 12 Prof. NO Mimiko, VC, AAUA - 3rd Convocation Press Briefing, March 3, 2011.

21 Graduands Statistics: IOE, Total number of graduands: 2, st Class: 00 2 nd Class (Upper): nd Class (Lower): 2,193 3 rd Class: 10 Pass: 00 Prof. NO Mimiko, VC, AAUA - 3rd Convocation Press Briefing, March 3, 2011.

22 PG Graduands Statistics PGDFM: 177– PGDE: MBA: 79 Med: 5 MEM: 10 MPA: 55 Regular: Master 22 PhD 5. Prof. NO Mimiko, VC, AAUA - 3rd Convocation Press Briefing, March 3, 2011.


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