The Centre for Distance Learning (CDL), Moro, has played host to the Management team of the University, led by the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Eyitope Ogunbodede, visiting the campus in official capacity for the first time since assuming duty.
An elated and apparently impressed Professor Ogunbodede , while addressing the generality of the staff of the CDL at an interactive forum after the three (3) hour campus-wide facility tour, commended the staff for their rather palpable commitment to the progress of the CDL, charging them not to relent in the good works which according to him are worthy of emulation.
The Vice-Chancellor who affirmed that the CDL is not under any threat whatsoever as it has been doing well financially, appealed to the staff to moderate their agitations for the payment of some allowances paid on the main campus, noting that the Board of the CDL will look into their request to see what can be legitimately accommodated, without being rail-roaded.
Professor Ogunbodede, going down the memory lane, shared openly how the CDL was birthed, the challenges at infancy which were successfully surmounted, and how the incumbent Director, Professor Micheal Akanni had remained the unsung hero of the Pre-degree programmes of the CDL, urged the staff to redouble their efforts so that the striking serenity and neatness of the campus can be sustained.
In his welcome address, the CDL-boss, Professor Akanmi stated that the Moro campus, as the CDL is fondly called, is delighted to receive the VC and his management team on the working visit to the campus, pleading with the VC to leave no stone unturned in the quest to further develop the Centre and make it an enviable model, but also on the continent.
Professor Akanni further solicited the support of the Vice-Chancellor for the prompt approval of requests from the Centre, maintaining that this would facilitate the equipment acquisition initiative of the Centre’s leadership, as well as its capital developmental efforts.