Following the ownership crisis that rocked Ladoke Akintola Univerisity of Technology(LAUTECH), Ogbomoso, and against the backdrop of financial challenges facing the university , the Vice Chancellor(VC) of the institution, Prof. Michael Ologunde, has stated that normalcy has been restored in the university.
Ologunde, who made the disclosure during the ninth induction ceremony of the newly qualified nurses of LAUTECH College of Health Sciences, Osogbo said the two visitors to the university; Oyo State governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde and his Osun State counterpart, Mr. Gboyega Oyetola, had inaugurated a 10-man committee to look into the institutions financial crisis and other related matters.
While expressing optimism that the institution would be repositioned to be the best in the country very soon, the VC said qualitative education and impacting on students’ high moral standards would always be the priority of the institution.
Ologunde, who was represented by the Deputy Vice Chancellor, Prof. Mojeed Liasu, disclosed that the university had commenced a Joint University Preliminary Examination Board (JUPEB) programme which was designed to prepare candidates for direct entry admission into 200 level undergraduate degree programmes.
He said: “I make bold to say that through the cooperation and support of various stakeholders, the university had been able to achieve its core objectives of providing qualitative and quantitative education for the development of human power and resources in the country and the world at large.”
Earlier in his address, the Dean, Faculty of Nursing Science, Prof Bayo Ajibade, tasked the graduating nurses to respect patients’ right to privacy and confidentiality.
“As nurses, you owe a duty of confidentiality to every patient. This includes making sure that they are informed about their care and that information about them is shared appropriately among health care team members.
“Always practise in line with the best evidence by making sure that any information or advice given is evidence-based.
“Communicate clearly by using terms that people in your care, colleagues and public can understand,” Ajibade stated.