What should know about Ibadan Technical University and its pioneer VC

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Gov Ajimobi recently appointed a Vice Chancellor for Ibadan Technical University. Here’s what you should know.

The VC is Prof Ayobami Taofeek Salami. He is a Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic) at the Obafemi Awolowo University, 

Prof Salami was until his appointment, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) and Director, Institute of Ecology and Environmental studies at the prestigious Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife.

The new Tech-U VC has previous teaching and research experience in University of the Gambia, The Gambia; University of Dar es Sallam, Tanzania and International Institute for Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation, Enschede, The Netherlands.

Tech-U is a newly licensed tertiary institution situated in an industrial hub of the state Free Trade Zone designed to accommodate 175 manufacturing concerns, was an initiative of the Oyo State Government to train students on practical experience of their scholastic activities, adding that the University is founded on the principle of unique innovation, research collaboration, exceptional service, integrity, excellence and the uplifting of human conditions.

According to the Oyo state government,  Tech-U is committed to the efficient and responsible use of science, technology, engineering and innovation in solving societal problems, while maintaining a culture of entrepreneurship anchored on quality programmes that are responsive and financially suitable, adding that the University is expected to commence full academic activities in September 2017.

“The University’s mission is to cultivate a cadre of technical professionals, with requisite entrepreneurial skills, capable of creating jobs and employment. This will be done by imparting sound theoretical knowledge and practical skills in various trades and disciplines to students. The focus is to provide the training and learning environments that will produce exceptional graduates who are socially-conscious and technically-competent,” government said in a statement. 

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