Executives of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) Alumni Association, Lagos State Branch paid courtesy call on the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Folasade T. Ogunsola, FAS on Thursday, February 2, 2023.
The executives, led by the Chairman, Hon. Owoeye Adedeji visited to discuss ways the Association could key into the vision of Professor Folasade Ogunsola as the 13th Vice-Chancellor of the University of Lagos. He mentioned some of the areas that the association had identified, where assistance could be rendered to propel the mission of the University to greatness. Some of these areas are: transcript processing, renewable energy generation, green house farming, and a scheme to encourage alumni to “Adopt-a-UNILAG Student”.
He emphasised the association’s readiness to work with necessary organs of the university to achieve its mandate of building the university of the future. To this, he informed of several proposals for actualising the association’s ideas which will be submitted to the Vice-Chancellor’s Office at a later time.
Pleased to hear the willingness to align with the university’s vision, the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Folasade Ogunsola, FAS, expressed gratitude to the Alumni Association and informed the executives of the university’s readiness to work with its alumni. She familiarised the guests with a few of the peculiarities the university experiences in some of the areas they had identified interests in.
Professor Ogunsola conveyed her office’s enthusiasm in receiving the different proposals mentioned by the Lagos Chapter of the UNILAG Alumni Association. She spoke of how blessed the University of Lagos is to have such responsible alumni associations and disclosed her plans to have the advancement and alumni relations office revamped to accommodate alumni and students better through providing a welcoming centre right from within campus, as it is students that become alumni.
She informed that two of the major aspects the University aims to improve upon are processing transcripts and closing communication gaps between the university and its stakeholders.
The visit came to a close with exchange of tokens of goodwill between the Association and the Vice-Chancellor.