Prof. Temi Ologunorisa, Vice-Chancellor, Olusegun Agagu University of Science and Technology (OAUSTECH), Okitipupa, Ondo State, has advocated for a skill-driven educational system in the nation’s tertiary institutions.
Ologunorisa made this recommendation during a courtesy visit by Akoko youths to the institution campus on Tuesday in Okitipupa.
He said that a skill-driven system was the best way of developing the educational sector in the country.
The vice-chancellor said that government and other stakeholders in the educational sector must synergise for the sector to attain the 21st century skill-driven system.
Ologunorisa, a Climate and Environmental Scientist, stressed that the era of theories without significant practical knowledge and training had gone.
“Education must be focused, skill-driven and sustainable to meet the 21st century ideals, and this can only be achieved if the government and other stakeholders mean well for the teeming youths in the country,” he said.
The vice-chancellor said that his appointment was divine because he did not lobby for the post, saying that the university would attain greater heights against all odds during his tenure.
“There is no problem that is insurmountable. I left my comfort zone to take up this job to help people, touch lives and make changes,
“The university under my watch will introduce more academic and postgraduate programmes to grow students’ population.
“We will run certificate and diploma courses in data processing, in addition to degree courses in Basic Medical Sciences, Management Science, Marine Science and Technologies, Environmental Studies and professional postgraduate programmes.
“We will make our students bilingual by teaching and issuing them certificates of proficiency in French Language,” Ologunorisa said.
Ologunorisa assumed office on Feb. 24, 2022, after the expiration of a five-year tenure of the former Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Sunday Ogunduyile, on Feb. 22, 2022. (NAN)