THE Professor Olawale Moronkola-led 10-man visitation panel constituted by the President, Nigerian Baptist Convention and Visitor to Bowen University, Revd (Dr) Samson Ayokunle, to appraise the needs, prospects, challenges and general academic progress of the university in the last five years has submitted its report.
While receiving the report on Wednesday at the Baptist Building, Oke-Ado, Ibadan, Revd Ayokunle stated that a copy of the report would be sent to the National Universities Commission (NUC).
He expressed his satisfaction with the panel’s expertise and commitment towards the exercise. He also commended the principal officers of the university, headed by Professor Matthews Ojo, for their cooperation with the panel.
Revd Ayokunle said the convention would not derail from its vision to make the university a world class institution that would produce employable, self-efficient, and God-fearing graduates for national and international labour markets.
He also appealed to every member of the Baptist Church, home and in the Diaspora, to participate in the ongoing development process of the institution.
Meanwhile, the chairman of the panel, Professor Morounkola, in his address stated that the panel examined the state of teaching, research and community service activities in the university; physical development; financial management; staff development, and its level of impact on the socio-economic and cultural development of the host communities.
According to him, going by the panel’s findings, the university has what it takes to produce world class graduates.