The Management of Wesley University has begun movement of some of her facilities and faculties to the permanent site at Liyetu, Ondo-Ore Road, Ondo
According to the institution’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor S. Ndubueze Ukachukwu the proprietor of the institution has made necessary provision needed for the university to fully occupy her permanent site.
He revealed that the University Board of Trustees under the chairmanship of Sir Aladekomo has raised and set aside reasonable amount of money to erect structures on the land forthwith.
“This is the reason why our works department has started clearing the site. Building works will commence before the University’s next convocation, and it will continue immediately after the convocation”.
The don added that the University will open the permanent site with the graduation ceremony of its 8th set of graduates on 28th November 2019.
“By the grace of God whom we serve in Methodist church, the university will celebrate its 8th Convocation at Liyetu, close to Ondo town. The movement to permanent site is not negotiable this year, and to be precise this month. It is our land, and we have occupied it”
Ukachukwu also told the Public Relations Unit of the University, that he led the University team comprising the works department, senior staff of faculties and Ceremonial Committee members to the site on Saturday, 9th October. He described the visitation exercise as an intriguing one saying the day has gone down in the history of the University as a remarkable one.
The Professor expressed his happiness to the temporary occupants of the land for their cooperation and understanding. He explained that their attitude shows that they were ready to receive, and vacate the place for Wesley University to own her heritage.
The Convocation programme was scheduled to feature award of degrees and diplomas, inauguration of the University’s alumni association and dedication of completed projects.
It was also learnt that the Convocation lecture titled: Indices for Re-engineering a Faith Based University for Excellence, will be delivered by Professor Julius Okojie, the former Executive Secretary of National Universities Commission.
The Vice-Chancellor added that the Management has concluded plans to organize thanksgiving service at the University Chapel (Take-off site) on Sunday, December 1, saying that the University community owe God lots of gratitude.
“With a lot of joy in my heart, I am grateful to God who has crowned the efforts of the University Proprietor to start clearing staff salary arrears as it recently paid four months salary arrears.”
He added that the university has also continued the remittance of staff pension to respective Pension Fund Administrators as subscribed by individual staff, saying the proprietor expects all hands to be on deck toward achieving her set objectives.
In conclusion, the don solicited for the understanding and support of all stakeholders of the University in terms of prayer, finance and promotion for students’ drive while thanking Ondo community and its leaders for accommodation and love shown to the University so far.