The Registrar of Fountain University, Osogbo,Dr. Abdulhakeem Adekola has disclosed that dialogue between the state government and the striking workers remains the best way to end the industrial action that had seized the state of its normalcy.
Speaking with OSUN DEFENDER last Wednesday in his office, the university senior staff described the industrial action as nothing but a way of derailing developmental plans of Governor Rauf Aregbesola’s administration.
The university don further added that, it is saddening when a state like Osun, which has just been blessed with a creative thinker, is going through another disheartening altercation.
He explained further that provision of jobs by the present administration in the state had basically brought opportunities to graduates who had hitherto been wandering about the streets, thereby reducing the level of unemployment in the state.
There is no doubt that the numbers of graduates are increasing by the day, but many youths instead are basically becoming less loving, less considering, unpatriotic, more corrupt and more prone to violence, disheartening acts which normally are against responsibilities.
On the level of discipline within the institution, Adekola, maintained that, it is promptly attended to, ensuring that there is no avenue for social vices on and off campus.
A disciplined board would always desire to receive proper conduct from its subjects in order to fulfill their aspiration and competently be good representatives wherever they may be and I am not going to relax on the campaign against immoral dresses, among both the students and members of staff,” he said.
The institution shall not in any way award degrees to deficient students in character, irrespective of their brilliance.
Dr. Adekola added that, after admission of students, usually there is a screening exercise with presentation of handbook that contains guides, rules and regulations of the institution to guide the students against indiscipline, cultism and other social vices.
He noted that despite the fact that, the institution is an Islamic-owned school, many of the members of staff and students are Christians and working together as professionals without any accounts of religious discrimination, social status, harassment and abuse of studentship.
The management, according to him, remains focused on practicing and inculcating programmes that would benefit humanity, as well as of producing disciplined graduates at the end of every academic session.