As part of efforts to reposition tertiary education in Ekiti State, the State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi has set up a Visitation Panel for Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti.
The setting up of the 11-man visitation panel was contained in an Executive Order 003, signed by the Governor on Monday, October 29th, 2018.
The Ekiti State University Ado- Ekiti Law, 2011 provides that the Governor of Ekiti State shall be the visitor to the University. The law also provides that the visitor shall undertake a visitation of the University or direct that such a visitation be conducted once every five years.
Members of the Visitation Panel are:
1) Prof. Bode Asubiojo – Chairman
2) Mr. Ayo Ogunruku
3) Prof. Rufus Taiwo Akinyele
4) Prof. Femi Akinwumi
5) Dr. Femi Orebe
6) Dr. Hakeem Bakare.
7) Dr. (Mrs) Modupe Ajayi
8) Engr. Akinwale Ayodeji
9) Prof. Chiedu Mafiana
10) Barrister Biodun Fasakin
11) Mr. Jide Akinleye – Secretary
The panel is empowered to carry out the followings:
· Inquire into the level of implementation of the white paper on the last Visitation Panel Report in 2007.
· Evaluate the leadership quality of the university in terms of the roles of the Governing Council, the Vice-Chancellor and other Principal Officers.
· Examine the financial management of the university including Statutory Allocations and Internally Generated Revenue over the recommended period and determine whether it was in compliance with appropriate regulations, statutes, acts and laws of the University.
· Investigate the application of funds, particularly special grants, loans meant for specific projects in order to determine the status of such projects and their relevance for further funding.
· Determine the adequacy or otherwise of staff and examine the quality of its staff development programmes.
· Examine the “Law” establishing the University including the relationship between the various internal organs, units and offices (such as the Registry, Bursary, Works & Services, Health Services, Departments/Faculties/Colleges, etc.) and indicate the ways that the law has been observed by the competent authorities and suggest any modifications to the law considered necessary or desirable to enable the University to better achieve its objectives.
The Panel is to submit its reports and recommendations to the Governor of Ekiti State not later than December 10, 2018.