The outgoing vice-chancellor of the Redeemer’s University (RUN), Prof. Oyewale Tomori, has said he would not attend any send-off party that may be organised by any college or department to mark the end of his tenure. Tomori made this remark while speaking at the 12th edition of the University Staff Forum held at the new University Auditorium.
According to him, “though I am leaving as the vice-chancellor of the university, I will ever remain a member of the RUN family wherever I find myself”. He urged the staff of the university to keep the vision of the institution going even with the coming of a new vice-chancellor. He told the staff that they were the ones to give direction to the new vice-chancellor.
He said he was not opposed to innovations from the new vice-chancellor provided they were in line with the vision of the university. He advised the staff not to allow anything that would compromise the vision of RUN – “Daring to be positively different in a decadent society”.
Tomori said the university must not be like any other university around that cut corners in order to get things done.
He was irked by a report he received from one of the university’s committees which made provision for what the university was not known for.
Tomori implored all staff resident in the Redemption Camp to obey the rules and regulations of the Camp. “As long as you remain in the Redemption Camp, you are tenants and you must obey your landlord. All you have to pray for is to move to your permanent site where you can set your rules and regulations”, he said.