……As Oyetola will declare conference open……
The Pro-Chancellor of Osun state University, Mallam Yusuf Ali (SAN) has declared the readiness of the Committee of Pro Chancellors of State Owned Universities (COPSUN) to host the sixth edition of Committee’s conference in Osun state.
He stated this on Thursday at the main campus of the Osun state University conference hall in Osogbo, Osun state Capital
He said the conference will come up between Monday 21st- Friday 25th of March at Olagunsoye OYINLOLA auditorium , Uniosun main campus, under the chairmanship of chairman, Nigeria governor’s Forum Dr. Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti state, while Governor Adegboyega Oyetola, the Chief host, and visitor to Osun state University is expected to declare the conference open.
Speaking, mallam Ali said the committee’s mission is to promote efficient management and funding of the state owned University across the Nation, with the vision to promote a focused and purposeful academic leadership through which proactive initiatives can be taken on matters concerning university education across the state owned university in Nigeria.
While addressing journalists, he re-emphasized the committee’s objectives and aims which including ” Support and Facilitate education the maintenance of the highest standard of education in all state Owned universities as well as promoting a focused and purposeful academic leadership through which proactive initiatives can be taken on matters concerning university education” He noted
“Promote optimal governance practices to ensure effective and uninterrupted delivery of high quality tertiary education and other services in the state-owned universities and devise and promote a peer-review mechanism, serves as an avenue for discussing common or peculiar problem relating but not limited to funding by the proprietor, Inter-university cooperation maintenance of academic standards, staff recruitment, international cooperation and linkages, general university development and matters related. ” He noted
Mallam Ali is the 6th Chairman of COPSUN and the pro Chancellors and chairman of the council, Osun state university said since the establishment of the COPSUN, one of the flagship programmea is the biennial conference, where tooicak issues that affect tertiary education in the country, especially those that affect state Owned universities are looked at discussed and scientific paper presented.
He said this year conference will have in attendance array of thoroughbred scholars and university administrators from the Nigeria system, which will include keynote speaker and discussants such as prof. Is-haq Oloyede, prof. Peter okebukola, prof. Mojeed Alabi among other universities dons are expected at the five day conference in Osun state.
He also said that the strike actions being embarked by universities lecturers unions should be optional and not to be mandatory for those who are not willing to join the strike, ” I also believe in No work, no pay for striking workers that is what obtainable in advanced countries” he noted
He noted that the keynote speakers and discussants will dwelling more on the solution to incessant strike actions by ASUU, especially in the state owned university across the Nation.