The Ekiti State University Ado Ekiti management, is planning to set up an international secondary school that would compete with the best in the world.
The vice chancellor of the university, Professor Edward Olanipekun who stated this while declaring open a capacity workshop for all academic staff of the faculty of education said the proposed school would commence full operation by 2020/2021 academic session.
He explained that the school would be well equipped with modern facilities, adding that the initiative was to showcase the potential of the university and set example of best teaching practice in the country.
Professor Olanipekun also announced that the institution would soon be upgraded with residential facilities for both students and staff as parts of measures to enhance teaching, learning and research.
He added that principal officers would also get special quarters with a promise to also move into the campus as soon as the projects are completed.
The vice chancellor who cleared air over various insinuations against him called for the cooperation of members of staff so as to move the institution forward.
“My intention is to reposition this university, I have nothing against anyone, I am still the same Eddy that you know.
I will only ensure that I follow due process without any compromise irrespective of who it affects.
He said, he would not allow any abuse of privilege and misappropriation of the university’s fund being the chief accounting officer.
“I don’t believe in double standard, if you carry out a research on my person you will see that nothing has changed. I urge you to be proactive and always respect the ethics of this job he said.
“It’s not mandatory to attend all programmes but do well to take permission he said.
Professor Olanipekun congratulated the faculty for the workshop stressing that the importance of training cannot be quantified.
He promised to continue to give the faculty all the support that would make it to maintain the leading role in the university community just as he called for a comprehensive proposal on capacity building which could be pushed forward for government intervention..
In his address of welcome the Dean Faculty of Education, Professor Joseph Ayodele said the workshop was to improve the capability of workers and fermiliarize them with modern methods of teaching towards ensuring optimal performance.