The Vice Chancellor of the University, Prof. Abayomi Arigbabu has identified inspired leadership and good conduct as panacea for stable society in the country.
The Vice Chancellor made this position during this year’s Capacity Building Training Programme for Students’ Union Leaders of the University held at the Civil Defence College of Security Management in Abeokuta.
Prof. Arigbabu reiterated that the yearly event, which is organised for Students’ Union leaders, was designed to objectively actualise the University’s dream of producing generations of good leaders among the alumni and those who will possess high level of manpower needed for nation building.
He, therefore, urged the participants to take maximum advantage of the objectives of the training programme in order to understand the psychology and philosophy of leadership and how to turn visions to goals.
“I expect you to increase your leadership roles awareness in maintaining a high level of motivation and practical engagement in order to add your value to the University Administration”, he added.
The Vice Chancellor, however, commended the student leaders for ensuring that there is high level of peace in the University “let me use this medium to thank you for the peace the University is presently enjoying as well as the unalloyed support and unflinching cooperation of the Students’ Union Government”, he said.
In her address at the training programme, the Commandant and Provost of the Civil Defence College of Security Management, Mrs. Rachael Awosusi commended the Management of TASUED for choosing NSCDC College of Security Management as the venue of the training programme, with special appreciation to the Vice Chancellor for the cooperation and robust relationship between her agency and the University.
The Commandant challenged the student leaders on the qualities they must possess in the course of the Students’ Union movement. “A leader must be able to face the challenges from the followers they’re leading so that followers won’t suffer”, she added.
Mrs. Awosusi further admonished the student leaders to adapt, endure and face whatever challenge that may confront them as leaders.
Others speakers at the training programme includes Dr. Ademola Victor Akinluade delivered a lecture
the topic titled: “LEADERSHIP CONFLICTS AND PEACE”; The Dean of the College of Vocational and Technology Education, Prof. B.J.O, Ayorinde x-rayed the topic titled: “NIGERIAN STUDENT MOVEMENT AND CHALLENGES: THE ROLE OF COMMUNICATION” while the Commandant and Provost of the Civil Defence College of Security Management, Mrs. Rachael Awosusi delivered lecture titled: “RIGHTS, SECURITY AND SAFETY IN TERTIARY INSTITUTIONS”.
In the same vein, Dr. Jimoh Owoyele delivered his lecture titled: “DISCOVER YOUR POTENTIALS”; Barr. Tomi Olagunju spoke on the topic titled: “RESPONSIBLE STUDENT UNIONISM” while the duo Ex-students’ Union Presidents of the University, Comrades Oyekanmi Abdullahi and Sanni Rahman delved into the topic titled: “QUALITIES OF A FUTURE LEADER”.
Other members of the Management team at the training programme includes the Deputy Vice Chancellor, Prof. Wole Banjo; Ag. Registrar, Mr. Tunde Oduwole; Bursar, Mr. Ifeoluwa Odusanya and the University Librarian, Mrs. Sola Oyesiku while the Dean of the Student Affairs, Prof. Adejoye was equally in attendance.
Highpoint of the training programme was a special interactive session with the Vice Chancellor.