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The Vice-Chancellor of the institution, Prof. Felix Salako, made the disclosure when he visited the state secretariat of the Ogun council of the Nigerian Union of Journalists in Abeokuta.

The Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta on Tuesday dissociated itself from any form of admission manipulation.
The Vice-Chancellor of the institution, Prof. Felix Salako, made the disclosure when he visited the state secretariat of the Ogun council of the Nigerian Union of Journalists in Abeokuta.
The vice chancellor, who insisted that admissions were offered on merit, said most of the students still find it difficult choosing courses of study.

According to him, many students, not considering the specialisation of the institution, still apply for electrical and  mechanical engineering as well as  computer science  instead of agriculture-related courses.

  1. Salako said:

“The institution is a specialised university, thus we have enough and more admission spaces for agriculture-related courses than these other ones.

“And again, it is not every qualified student that gets admission because there is a limit to the number of students we can admit.

“Scoring 200 is a pass mark, but we will give priority to someone who scored 220 or 250 over a student with 200.

“The truth is that many students will want to come to either the federal or state universities because they know their parents cannot afford the cost of private institutions.”


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On the cancellation of management courses in the institution, the vice-chancellor stated that the Federal Government was looking into the matter as it concerned the institution and other specialised institutions.
According to him, there is an ongoing process to prevail on the Federal Government to rescind its decision.

He noted that the Alake and Paramount Ruler of Egbaland, Oba Adedotun Gbadebo, had written to President Muhammadu Buhari on the issue.

Salako stressed that the availability of management courses had assisted admission seekers within the institution’s catchment area to gain admission.

Earlier, the State Chairman of NUJ, Wole Sokunbi, had promised the union’s continued support and partnership with the institution.

Source: The Eagle


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“We have made our contributions and we have taken FUNAAB to a greater height” – Oyewole


Professor Olusola Oyewole‎ on Tuesday bowed out as the Vice-Chancellor of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB) having spent five years as administrative and academic head of the institution, just as Professor Ololade Enikuomehin was appointed in acting capacity pending the election/appointment of the substantive Vice-Chancellor.

Although, the tenure of immediate Vice Chancellor was riddled with various crises majorly caused by alleged misappropriation of funds to the tune of N800 million which prompted some whistle blowers within the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU), FUNAAB Chapter to report to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for which the Vice Chancellor was arraigned, the outgone Vice Chancellor, however, said he did not regret being appointed as Vice Chancellor.

Speaking shortly after the hand-over ceremony that was conducted by the outgone Vice Chancellor in conjunction with the newly appointed Governing Council of the University chaired by Aboki Zhawa, Oyewole expressed no regret to have passed through various challenges and crises while serving as Vice Chancellor, saying he would rather thank God for his achievements as Vice Chancellor.

He said,


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“By the grace of God, we have made our contributions and we have taken FUNAAB to a greater height. Earlier, we have gone round the Campus today, and we have seen the various infrastructures that were put in place. We will continue, I am still part of the system and I know that the University is in good hands.

“I handed over to Professor Enikuomehin because the process of appointing the new Vice Chancellor has not been completed, it has just begun. In life, we face challenges, but the challenges that came my way I have been able to overcome them. I have no regret, all I can do is to thank God for His grace and mercy”,

the outgone Vice Chancellor concluded.

BusinessDay reports that Professor Ololade Enikuomehin, the former Deputy Vice Chancellor (Development) was appointed in acting capacity by the outgone Vice Chancellor, Professor Olusola Oyewole and Aboki Zhawa, Pro-Chancellor and Chairman, Governor Council in the presence of the Council members, to oversee ‎both administrative and academic affairs of the University pending the appointment of new substantive Vice Chancllor of the University.

Source: Business Day Online