Adekunle Ajasin University,Akungba-Akoko, Ondo State, has won a British Council special grant to develop a special programme on Language Documentation and Anthropological Linguistics.

The Vice-Chancellor of the University, Prof. N. Oluwafemi Mimiko, announced this on Friday, 6th August, 2010, while delivering his address at the 2009/2010 Matriculation ceremony for fresh students of the Institution. Prof. Mimiko who expressed  his delight over the grant, said “we keep our commitment to academic exchange with other sister Universities and funding agencies on  the front burner with a view to expanding the cosmopolitan outlook of the University and attracting more funding and support”.

The gesture is “a tripartite programme linking AAUA, the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in the UK and one other university in Nigeria” he said.

The Vice-chancellor Of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko, Prof. Oluwafemi Mimiko has said that admission exercise is of great importance to the Institution and  only students  found worthy in learning and character will be conferred with the degree of the university.

He made this assertion while speaking during the 2009/2010 Matriculation ceremony. According to him, “a total number of 25,131 candidates applied to Adekunle Ajasinn University. 23,017 participated in the post-UME screening exercise, out of which we painstakingly selected only 1,998(1,877 into 100 Level and 121 via Direct Entry.)

Prof  Mimiko also pointed out, that the institution is determined to fully begin to “change the entire orientation of the  university education and operation” said  this years admission exercise  was strictly on merit and the subsequent ones will be merit driven as well.

While congratulating the matriculants, Professor Mimiko  said “Adekunle Ajasin University has now become, to all intents and purposes, a platform for positive change” He stressed that the singular mission of the university, is to make it the   best in the Country in all parameters.

He therefore, charged the new students  to keep to thier Matriculation Oath “ it cannot be in your interest to do anything that will jeopardize your studentship.

Please note, for the avoidance of doubt, that some of the things which you can do and for which there will not be any reprieve for you are: examination malpractice, cult-related activities, physical assault on anybody, rape and willful damage of University property” he added. He concluded  that the University would do everything possible to ensure their welfare throughout their studentship.

A total number of 2,582 students were admitted into various programmes in the University.

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