Deploy technology to compete with counterparts globally – Ex-EKSU Registrar charges Nigerian varsities


Former Registrar of Ekiti State University, Dr Omojola Awosusi on Tuesday, charged public universities in Nigeria to put more effort towards engendering full migration to the use of technology to be able to compete maximally with its counterparts all over the world.

This is as scholars were also charged to be updated to the latest trends to fit in perfectly to be able to compete globally.

Dr Awosusi, who was the guest speaker of the maiden edition of UNIOSUN Registry Annual Lecture, themed “Building a Sustainable University Registry in a Changing World: Challenges and Prospects”, recommended that optimising the use of technology through e-government will assist the ivory towers to be more vibrant and solve the problem of standard, quality and poverty in the Nigerian system.

He said, “It is recommended that institutions should be allowed to deploy large online programmes to which crowd of knowledge seekers would subscribe to and pay for, possibly in foreign currencies.”

He continued that “What we have today is that there is the dearth of ethics and professionalism in the Registry of today. As professional administrators, you must be problem solvers in your respective units and work to aid the growth of the University system in Nigeria.”

The Pro-Chancellor of the state varsity, UNIOSUN, Mallam Yusuf Ali, SAN, meanwhile, tasked administrators in the registry to imbibe the virtues of hard work and integrity as well as continually strive to be the best in their field.

According to him, one thing that can never go out of fashion is knowledge. “To know is to be more.”


He, however, implored those in the academic world to improve knowledge and “exercise our brains to gain and know more. The way the world is going, the days of analogue are gone forever. It is in our best interest to be updated to the latest trends to fit in perfectly.

“This event is quite innovative. I want to salute the Registrar, Mr Gafar Adebayo Shittu and his team for extending the arm of this programme to other universities. It is very important.”

In his remarks, the Vice-Chancellor of UNIOSUN, Prof. Labode Popoola tasked administrators to be diligent and vibrant in the chosen fields of their career.

The event featured a presentation of awards of excellence in administration to the outgoing Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Labode Popoola, Pioneer Registrar of Osun State University, Dr Julius Faniran as well as a post-humous award to late Ajiboye Faramade who served as an Assistant Registrar to the University till his death in 2015.

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