Presenting the buses to the Vice-Chancellor (VC), Prof Kolawole Salako, the association’s President, Mr. Olusola Tobun, said the shuttle buses were meant to support the movement of students within the university and neighbouring communities like Isolu, Harmony Estate, the First Gate, Hostels, Farm, and other locations.
Tobun also spoke of plans to add bigger buses, promising that the fares would be affordable.
Responding, the VC thanked the Association for the noble gesture, which he said was timely in addressing the transportation challenge which had been giving Management concern.
“Last Monday, we had just seven buses working, but by today, we can boast of about 12 and more are still being repaired. Management has started reviewing students’ time table so that we don’t have too many students coming to the park at the same time. We are going to engage the student union to sensitise the students to always come in such a way that the batches will be convenient for the buses to pick them according to their time table,”
Lauding the association further, Salako disclosed that only recently, the Alumni donated N1 million to the university to computerise the Exams and Records Unit to facilitate the processing of transcripts.
He assured the association of the highest level of transparency in the utilisation of the fund, adding that a committee, which would include two alumni would be set up to oversee the spending of the funds and report to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academics) and the Registrar.
The VC solicited more support saying:
“We will be expecting more support from the alumni. My thanks to every alumnus, those around and even those in diaspora and we want to believe we would have stronger ties.”
Source: The Nation