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No fewer than Thirty-three (33) students of Wesley University in Ondo, Ondo state obtained first class honours out of the Five hundred and twenty-five awarded first degrees at the school on Wednesday 28th November, 2018. The Vice-Chancellor of the University, Prof Sunday Ndubueze Ukachukwu, disclosed this at the combined 5th, 6th and 7th convocation ceremony of the Institution. The event involved graduates of the 2015/2016, 2016/2017 and 2017/2018 academic sessions. The Vice-Chancellor said, “Of the total number, 33 bagged first class honours, 211 second class (upper division), 223 second class (lower division), and 56 third class while 2 had pass degrees.” He gave the breakdown of the graduands to include 214 for 2016, 149 for 2017 and 162 for 2018. Ukachukwu said the National Universities Commission had accredited three more programmes of the institution, saying the school was striving more for the NUC to accredit more.

In his statement “All our 21 programmes in the university are accredited. We are working very hard to add more relevant new programmes with the intent of ensuring that they reflect the realities of times.” On challenges of the institution, Prof Ukachukwu listed poor student enrolment and poor funding. He said Wesley “University is not second class university to any other one. Rather, it is one you can be proud of and you can also help to build to any standard of expectation.”

According to him, Ondo is a peaceful City, saying the people are not only peace-loving, but have unequalled commitment to education, that the success story of Ondo City no doubt robs off on the institution. He acknowledged the fact that there is evidence of new commitment on the part of the institution and students. The Vice-Chancellor therefore urged all stakeholders not to give up on the University, saying it is indeed heartwarming that the University is methodically surmounting some of the known challenges that had dotted its path in the earlier years.

The Chancellor of the University, the Osemawe and Paramount Ruler of Ondo Kingdom, His Royal Majesty, Dr. Victor Adesimbo Kiladejo II enjoined the graduands to see themselves as overcomers, people who have been prepared and positioned to make their mark in the larger society, adding that the graduands are fully equipped with the knowledge and skill requisite to their success in life. He further urged them not to see this moment as the end of their academic pursuit, adding that the world is changing fast and they cannot afford to rest on their oars rather to improve themselves, either through further studies, or acquisition of additional skills. He urged all stakeholders to continue to assist the University to enable it totally to overcome its challenges.

On his part, the Chairman Board of Trustees of the University, Sir Ademola Aladekomo implored the graduands to have continued interest in the affairs of the University and join hands with other stakeholders in making it one of the best in the world.




Historic agreement signed between Wesley University, Nigeria, Gallaudet University, and Nigeria National Association of the Deaf


A new pathway to education and career success for Deaf, Deaf Blind, and Hard-of-Hearing Nigerians has been opened, thanks to an historic agreement between Wesley University, Gallaudet University, and the Nigerian National Association of the Deaf (NNAD). A memorandum of understanding (MOU) to formally establish connection between the three entities that will lead to unparalleled opportunities for this community of Nigerians was signed on Monday, November 5,2018 in Gallaudet University Chapel Hall Museum.
Thanks to the leadership of Gallaudet President Roberta Cordano and School of Education, Business, and Human Services (SEBHS) Dean Khadijat Rashid, with the support of Provost Carol J. Erting and the Office of Research Support and International Affairs, Gallaudet has been proud to host a group of leaders from Wesley University and NNAD on the Gallaudet campus from October 31 to November 7, 2018 to establish the cooperative agreement, as well as for the Nigerian leaders to find out more about Gallaudet learning environment and methods, and branches of academic disciplines that will lead Deaf, DeafBlind, and Hard-of-Hearing Nigerians to employment.
The agreement will facilitate a national network of knowledge and community of practice in Nigeria to promote international academic cooperation and the strengthening of educational and career opportunities for all Deaf, DeafBlind, and Hard-of-Hearing Nigerian citizens. It was inspired by longstanding relationship between Nigerians and Gallaudet University, which began in 1960 when Andrew Foster, Gallaudet first African American alumnus and the founder of 32 schools for deaf students in 13 African nations, established Nigeria‘s first deaf school, the Ibadan Mission School for deaf, and shortly after, schools in the cities of Enugu and Kaduna. This connection between Gallaudet and Nigeria was further strengthened when the Dr. Isaac Olubunmi Agboola, a graduate of the Ibadan Mission School, furthered his education by earning bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Gallaudet. He became a renowned educator, and at his time of his passing in 2017, was the Dean of Gallaudet’s SEBHS. The new MOU embraces the spirit of Dr. Agboola, and his desire to spread education to Deaf, DeafBlind, and Hard-of-Hearing people around the world.
Seeds for the MOU were planted during a march 2017 visit to Nigeria by Gallaudet President Cordano, hosted by Sir Demola Aladekomo, Board of Trustees Chair for Wesley University and cousin of Dr. Agboola, and planning intensified over the next 18 months, coming to fruition with the November 5, 2018 signing of the agreement by Sunday Ndubueze Ukachukwu, Vice Chancellor of Wesley University, Cordano,and Dagbo Suleiman Saka, President of NNAD.
At Gallaudet, the collaboration is connected to various current initiatives at the University, such as “internationalization” strategic planning that will lead to global engagement benefiting world citizens and enriching the University, Wesley University and NNAD are committed to jointly fostering fully accessible highly valuable higher education for Deaf,DeafBlind,and Hard-of-Hearing people in Nigeria. Highlights of the agreement include curricula development and adaptation, and bilingual teaching methods for Wesley University, accessible learning environments and identification and language acquisition, and non-degree educational opportunities.
NNAD is a representative body of deaf people across Nigeria that is committed to a society free from discrimination against deaf people through advocacy, empowerment, and education. The NNAD leads the country’s efforts to involve deaf people in all planning and programming matter affecting the deaf community, recognized sign language as the linguistic identity of the deaf community towards contributing to national development.
Wesley University is a private university, funded by the Methodist Church of Nigeria and is committed to being a center of excellence in knowledge creation. The university offers a balanced education for self-reliance and self-actualization through the development of entrepreneurial skills, and produce graduates with training to make them self reliant and responsible citizens who are perceptive of the needs of society.
Gallaudet University, a federally chartered private university, is the premier institution of learning, teaching, and research for Deaf, DeafBlind, and Hard-of-Hearing students who learn bilingually in American sign language and English. Gallaudet is rich multicultural and multilingual community, with students from across the United States and more than 25 countries, diverse in perspective, backgrounds interests, and communication styles, who from an exciting learning community as they prepare for dynamic careers and a lifetime of growth.

Invitation to a Specialized Workshop on Bread and Water

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Bread and Water are complimentary, essential products required for the wellbeing of the populace. Provision of healthy bread and water for the citizens of the nation is yet to be adequate. Thus, Wesley University, Ondo, considers it necessary to put together a Capacity Building Workshop on Bread and Water, tagged “Understanding Everything about Bread and Water”, holding from 3rd to 5th December, 2018 by 9.00 am daily at Akingbule Lecture Theatre, Wesley University, Ondo.

The workshop keynote speaker is the Director, National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Ondo State. Other experts in related fields have been invited to give the workshop the excellent, professional touch it demands. The expected participants are: Bakers, Water Producers, Managers of bakeries and water purification plants, Entrepreneurs in bread and water factories, and intending producers of bread and water.

The cost of participation in the workshop is fifty thousand Naira only (N50,000) per participant. The workshop package includes among others: feasibility assessment, NAFDAC standards and registration, accessing fund for business outfits, quality bread and water production, effective marketing and sales with industrial visit and issuance of certificate of participation. The workshop is loaded with benefits. Kindly  send names of participants to the Convener through WhatsApp or email so as to adequately plan for the workshop.

I look forward to welcoming you to Ondo Kingdom. Please, accept the warmest regards of the Vice-Chancellor.


Dr. E.O. Oyekanmi



Campus community invited to witness historic agreement signing between Gallaudet, Nigerian National Association of the Deaf, and Wesley University of Nigeria

A group of leaders from Wesley University Ondo, Nigeria, and the Nigerian National Association of the Deaf (NNAD) will visit Gallaudet from October 31 to November 7, 2018 to establish a cooperative agreement between the three entities, as well as to learn about Gallaudet’s learning environment and methods, and branches of academic disciplines that will lead deaf Nigerians to employment.

The agreement will be signed on Monday, November 5, at 4 p.m. in the Chapel Hall museum. The Gallaudet community is encouraged to attend this historic event.

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As part of his familiarization activities, the new VC held an interactive session with Students of Wesley University on Monday 23rd July, 2018.

It was an incisive session and where students expressed their concerns on the services provided by the University including hostels, cafeteria, academics, and social life.

The Vice-Chancellor commended the frankness of the students on expressing their concerns and observed that while some of the issues raised were Management based, an appreciable number were student based. He reiterated his call during his inaugural address that everyone, management, staff and students, has to work together to tackle  the challenges, uphold and improve on what is commendable in order  to build the University of our dreams. In his words, we will run faster!

He assured the students that the issues raised would form part of his road map of activities in his administration. The Vice-Chancellor further urged the students to represent the three factors affecting their studies as a pentagon where each side represents each concern raised. The students based factors becomes the pillar that holds every other in place and when the student is wrong, nothing else his or her studies could be right.

In all, the students were encouraged to be focused on the main purpose of their being on campus and fulfill their obligations in terms of prompt payment of fees, attendance to lectures, using the Library effectively, and obedience to the rules and regulations on studentship. The Vice-Chancellor assured them that his administration would be open to suggestions on way forward and encouraged them to articulate their news and forward through appropriate quarters.


In his vote of thanks, Shotiminu Ayomide, appreciated the Vice-Chancellor, other principal officers and staff present for their time and the opportunity granted  them as students to express themselves. The closing prayer was said by the Bursar.



As part of his take-off and re-engineering activities, the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. S.N. Ukachukwu called for a two-day Solemn Assembly of University Community. The Solemn Assembly held from Thursday 19th to Friday 20th July, 2018, it was a time of spiritual reflection and prayers for individuals & members, groups, organizations and the University in general.

The Assembly was conducted by two guest ministers of Methodist Church Nigeria, Very Rev. Godwin C. Ikechukwu, Rev. Innocent Nweke with the University Chaplain, Very Rev. O.G. Soniran.

During the sessions, deep thought were given to the activities of the University from inception, prayers of repentance, forgiveness, commitments, deduction and progress were offered. There was a general feeling of liberation for optimal achievement by all who participated.

Addressing the University Community at the closing session, the Vice-Chancellor expressed appreciation to the guest ministers and to all who participated in the activities. He declared that “Wesley University stands Liberated” and proclaimed that 20th July would be set aside annually to celebrate the Liberation.



The Vice-Chancellor on Tuesday 24th July, 2018 had interactive meetings with the various Colleges in the University on the way forward. He on behalf of other principal officers urged the Deans, Head Departments, academic and non-teaching staff to join the ongoing re-engineering drive while urging them to work together for the progress of the University.

In conclusion, Professor S.N. Ukachukwu told the staff to believe in God for a positive change and that the issue of salary arrears would soon become a thing of the past and that all hands should be on desk for a better Wesley University.


Wesley University Vice-Chancellor

Wesley University Ondo has appointed a new Vice-Chancellor in the person of Professor Sunday Ndubueze Ukachukwu B.Sc. Agric, M.Sc. Agric, PhD. as the second substantive Vice-Chancellor of the University. He took over from Professor Williams O. Olu-Aderounmu, who acted in the capacity from August 2016-June, 2018. Professor Ukachukwu, a specialist in Animal Science (with bias in Nutrition and Biochemistry) emerged after rigorous but painstaking selection and recruitment process by the University’s Governing Council in consultation with the Board of Trustees. He is an alumnus of University of Nigeria, Nsukka, where he obtained a Bachelor of Agriculture Degree in Animal Science (1987), Masters Degree in Animal Science (Animal Nutrition and Biochemistry (1990) and Ph.D. (Animal Nutrition and Biochemistry) in 2000.

Professor Ukachukwu started his working career in 1990 at Chisam Food Industry Limited, Nsukka/Lagos but switched to academics in 1993 with a Part-time teaching appointment with the University of Nigeria, Nsukka.  He joined the Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, Abia State, in 1994 as an Assistant Lecturer and rose through the ranks to become a Professor in 2008.

As a versatile academic and administrator, Prof. Ukachukwu has appreciable Academic Leadership Distinctions and Awards. He had worked in various units and served in over thirty committees at the University, College and Departmental levels, including working at various times as Head of Department, Dean and as Council member.  He is a member of numerous professional bodies including British Society of Animal Science, Feed and Nutrition Network of Greenhouse Gas and Animal Agriculture, Nigeria Institute of Animal Science, Nigerian Society of Animal Production, Animal Science Association of Nigeria and Agricultural Society of Nigeria. As part of his community service, the Professor of Animal Science is a Lay Preacher in Methodist Church Nigeria and a member of Scripture Union Nigeria, among others. He is married with four children.




There is a new dawn in Wesley University, Ondo, with the assumption of office by Professor Sunday Ndubueze Ukachukwu B.Sc., M.Sc. Agric, PhD. as the second substantive Vice-Chancellor of the University.

To mark his resumption, the University community gathered on Monday, 16th July, 2018 at High Chief Sir. Akingbule Lecture Theatre, in a welcoming ceremony, to take his inaugural address and admit the new Vice-Chancellor into the Wesley University Family.

In his address to the University Community on the occasion, Professor Ukachukwu commended the Governing Council of the University for undertaking a transparent process that led to his emergence as the second substantive Vice-Chancellor of the institution. He extended his appreciation to the University’s Chancellor, His Royal Majesty, Oba Dr. Victor Adesimbo Kiladejo, CFR, Jilo III, the Osemawe and Paramount Ruler of Ondo Kingdom, the Chairman, Sir Demola Aladekomo and members of the Board of Trustees, the Pro-Chancellor, Very Rev. Prof. Chimaobi N. Madubuike and members of the Governing Council,  the Principal Officers, Staff and Students of Wesley University Ondo, for their contributions to the successful transition.

The Professor took time to appreciate the enormous efforts of his predecessors in ensuring tremendous growth in the university, in spite of the teething problems that bedeviled the university.

Professor Ukachukwu stated that his priority would be to ensure that the staff work as a team, in order to expand the infrastructure and programmes of the University, noting that strategies would be devised to make the University visible to both parents and intending students.

In the same vein, the Vice- Chancellor posited that sources of funding for the University would be extended and intensified; therefore, short, medium and long term strategies would be put in place, to support the efforts of the Proprietors towards boosting the financial base of the University.

He enumerated what he believed would enable his administration achieve the vision it has for the University which included, among others,

  • Consolidation of existing programmes and to pursue aggressive expansion of programmes and infrastructure, leading to high quality education and increase in student enrollment.
  • Creation of a secure and financially self-sustaining global university through innovative internally generated revenue sources, external partnerships, collaborations and business links
  • Promotion of academic environment that is conducive enough to attract and foster highest possible quality staff and students, unassailably committed to excellence, and inspire the requisite confidence and ambition that enable them attain their full potentials.


In conclusion, the Vice-Chancellor stated clearly that he fully understood the enormity of the task before him and urged staff and students to lay all past misgivings aside and join hands as a team under his stewardship, to build a great institution. According to him, there will be no kind of division, camps or distinctions in gender or ethnicity; for the price for success is hard-work, determination to accomplish the jobs at hand and the wisdom to learn from the errors of others, and teamwork is the key to success in most realms of life and business.”


Representatives of the University Community, including students and staff responded warmly to the new Vice-Chancellor. In the various comments, the Wesleyans not only expressed joy at the assumption of office but pledged their unalloyed support to the administration and wished Professor Ukachukwu every good success during his tenure.


The Registrar, Mrs. Chioma C. Obasi in a vote of thanks on behalf of other principal officers, staff and students, appreciated the goodwill of the Vice-Chancellor and prayed for the University to achieve success in its set goals.



Wesley University, Ondo along with Adeyemi College of Education, Ondo, and University of Medical
Sciences, Ondo in collaboration with Southern University, Louisiana, USA and ICT University, Baton-
Rouge, USA held a 3-day International Conference and workshop on Entrepreneurship &
Technopreneurship, E-schooling (E-Learning, E-library and CBT) and Research Grant writing with the
theme “Strengthening Education through Innovation, E-Schooling, Grantsmanship and Entrepreneurship for
Sustainable Development in Africa” at Wesley University, Ondo, Nigeria between April 12th to 14th 2018.
The Conference, which was declared open by His Excellence, Arakunrin Rotimi Akeredolu, Executive
Governor, Ondo State was chaired by Professor Josiah Olusegun Ajiboye, Registrar/CE, Teachers
Registration Council of Nigeria. The opening ceremony was attended by different distinguished guests,
seasoned professionals and skilled facilitators among whom are Dr. S. C. K. Uche, Prelate, Methodist
Church Nigeria and Visitor to Wesley University, Ondo, His Royal Majesty, Oba Dr. Victor A. Kiladejo,
Jillo III, The Osamawe of Ondo Kingdom, Professor Victor W. Mbarika, President, Board of Trustees, ICT
University, USA, Prof Ben Mbah, immediate past Provost, Federal College of Education, Eha-Amufu,
Enugu, Professor A. J. Adegeye, Director, Centre for Entrepreneurship, University of Medical Sciences,
Ondo, Professor Kehinde Taiwo, Chairperson URC, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun, Professor
G. A. Aderounmu, President, Nigeria Computer Society, Professor Martins. Anatekhai, Director, Centre for
Entrepreneurship, Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos State, Engr. Michael Wilson, University of Turku,
Finland, Assistant Professor Foluso Ayeni, International Center for Information Technology and
Development, Baton Rouge , USA, Asso Professor A. B. Denloye, Secretary, Africa Biosafety Association,
Dr. Titilayo Olaposi, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria, Babatunde Asenuga,
Chairman, LOC, John E. Efiong, Secretary, LOC and Engr. Kayode Odedina, NUC, Abuja among many
The Vice Chancellor of Wesley University, Ondo, Ondo State, Nigeria, Prof. W. O. Olu-Aderounmu
welcomed all participants and distinguished guests to the conference and workshop. He further said the
conference will continue to hold annually so that the general public can benefit from the wealth of
knowledge of academic intellectuals from diverse basic academic disciplines who have developed great and
notable skills as experts of international repute in various institutions across our great country Nigeria and
beyond so as to attract proper funding for entrepreneurial activities as well as academic research for
sustainable development in Africa.


Babatunde Asenuga, FNCF, FSEA
Chairman, Local Organising Committee