A Cross- section of the VC, the Registrar and Ogbia Graduate Forum for Positive Change members
Vice Chancellor Federal University Otuoke, Prof. Mobolaji Aluko has called on Graduates of Bayelsa State origin to look beyond their State for employment opportunities as there are still quotas available for them in other universities.
Prof. Aluko made the call at the courtesy call and award presentation to him from Ogbia Graduate Forum for Positive Change (OGFPC).
“Many universities are looking for Bayelsa employees, you have to want to go beyond Bayelsa, find out and make me a reference. I want to see you pick me up on that challenge. FUO can’t employ everyone”. The VC announced.
Interacting with the group, the VC dropped hints on the history of FUO, staff and students’ strength, facilities, infrastructure, academic programmes, employment matters and admission issues among others.
The VC who was formally presented with an award by OGFPC, thanked them for the honour bestowed on him remarking that the group which has indigenes of the host community as members, are better placed as neighbours to observe the University and its progress.
“Those who live close to you know you better than those who live far away”, Prof. Aluko said.
He assured them of management’s determination to make FUO a university that cares, producing responsible graduates willing to promote the mission and vision of the Institution after graduation.
Spokesperson for Ogbia Graduate Forum for Positive Change and the Assistant Public Relations Officer Ms. Esther Trust said the award to Prof. Aluko is not misplaced but well deserved after a critical assessment and evaluation of the activities of the Federal University Otuoke.
She noted that the VC has piloted the affairs of FUO to make impact in areas of employment generation, research, zero tolerance to cultism, industry partnership, etc.
Ms. Esther Trust expressed optimism that the visit will help cement the strong synergy between FUO and the forum.
The Ogbia Graduate Forum for Positive Change (OGFPC) is a body consisting of all graduates from the 52 communities in Ogbia Kingdom.
Their objective is to foster peaceful co-existence in the kingdom and enhance educational advancement, employment as well as protect the rights and privileges of Ogbia people.
15 members of the Youth group were in the delegation that presented the award to Prof. Mobolaji Aluko.