27th February, 2014 was the date. By 9:45am students started arriving at the Multipurpose Hall A, the venue of the swearing in ceremony of the elected students of the various faculties in the main campus and the school of Medicine. Elections had been conducted earlier and all discrepancies treated by the electoral tribunal set up by the office of the Dean of Students Affairs, DSA before the swearing in.
While waiting for the top officers of the university’s management, a handful of students including an outgoing president, Mohammed Thompson, MSA immediate president volunteered their comedy ingenuity to ensure the hall was not boring.
A few minutes to noon, top management officers of the university arrived. The event proper started at noon with the rendition of the National Anthem. The Vice-Chancellor, Professor R. A. Bellow was represented by the DVC (Management services) professor Duro Oni, the school Registrar, Dr (Mrs.) Taiwo Folashade Ipaye was represented by the deputy Registrar (Information), Mr Seth Dare. In attendance also were University Liberian, Dr. (Mrs.) Olukemi Adebimpe Fadehan, Dean of Students Affairs, Professor Olukayode Amund, University counsellor, Mrs. Asiwaju, sub-deans, staff advisers, staff of the legal unit and former presidents.
At about 2:00pm, a member of the legal unit with the assistance of two students representing Islam and Christianity respectively anchored the formal taking of oath by the elected students. Thereafter, certificates of return were issued to the faculty presidents and president of the distance learning institute, DLI.
In bask of euphoria, pleasantries were exchange, pictures taken and the ‘sure item seven’ that UNILAG is reputed for was not left out.
I did a full report for a National tabloid. How would I forget my dear friends in this blog. Below you’ll meet all the faculty presidents and their full details. Are you a UNILAG students or prospecting? Good news is; you can call these guys anytime you wish. I bring to you their phone numbers with their approval. It is an all-people administration (not the Nigeria way sha), there all said. I also ask them to tell their students their administration focus in one sentence. Enjoy reading.
Faculty of Arts
Focus: To advance the course of Faculty’s students.
Faculty of Business Administration
Department: Business Administration
Focus: Positive impact everywhere. Seeing the need and taking the lead.
Faculty of College of Medicine and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Department: Medicine and Surgery
Focus: To consolidate on last administration’s achievement
Faculty of EducationName:
Department: Educational Administration
Focus: Taking NUESA (the faculty)from Zero to Hero.
FACULTY OF ENGINEERING
Department: Surveying and Geoinformatics
Focus: To leave the faculty a better place than we met it.
Faculty of Environmental Sciences
Department: Urban and Regional Planning
Focus: To impact a positive orientation into the lives of everybody.
Faculty of Law
Focus: Student oriented ideas/programmes. Creating the future by bridging the gap between Alumni and students. Empowerment of Law student. Major projects among students.
Faculty of Pharmacy
Focus: To impact a positive orientation into the live of everybody.
Faculty of Science
Department: Industrial Chemistry
Focus: To celebrate ULSSA(Faculty Association) 30years anniversary. Purchase a faculty bus, and ULSSA maiden career fair.
Faculty of Social Sciences
Department: Political Science
Focus: Students welfarism
Distance Learning Institute, DLI
Department: Business Administration
Focus: To serve wholeheartedly and in all honesty for the students as a whole.
P.S: But dearest VC and management, we need Student Union Government, SUG. We cannot continue like this. This is ten years without SUG. It not fair.