The Governing Council Federal University Otuoke has approved the establishment of a School of Basic Studies in the institution.
The Chairman of council, Hon. Damishi-Tonson Sango disclosed this while speaking with journalists shortly after the inaugural Council Meeting at the University, held Tuesday 15th September, 2015.
The Chairman who said the remedial programme will help candidates who cannot make it through JAMB, noted that the council also ratified employments made since the inception of the University.
According to Tonson-Sango, Council also set up vital committees to chart a new course for the fast growing Institution.
Commending the Vice Chancellor Prof. Mobolaji Aluko for his dynamic leadership style, the chairman who was former Minister of Sports assured of Council’s determination to impact their wealth of experience towards accelerated development in the new Institution.
The Governing Council’s visit began with a courtesy call to the Deputy Governor of Bayelsa State, Rear Admiral John Jonah (Rtd).
Representing Governor Seriake Dickson, the Deputy Governor assured of the state government’s continuous support to the new Federal University.
The Vice Chancellor, Mobolaji Aluko also led members of the Council on a courtesy visit to the palace of his Royal Highness, the paramount ruler of Otuoke, King Lot. J. Ogiasa, Oke X, Obanema of Otuoke.
In his speech, the king used the occasion to thank the Vice Chancellor and his management team for their tireless effort in building the University from zero level to it’s present state.
King Ogiasa urged the Vice Chancellor to continue to maintain zero tolerance to strikes to ensure nothing thwarts the academic calendar of the University.
Members of the Governing Council also embarked on a facility tour of the Campus where they expressed satisfaction with the level of Infrastructural development in the Institution.
With the Inaugural Meeting of FUO Governing Council, components of the University are now fully constituted.
A University Governing Council is made of external members appointed by the Federal Government and internal members elected from Senate and congregation.
External Council members include;
1. Damishi Tonson Sango – Chairman
2. Muhd Bala Adamu Kalgo – Member
3. Engr. Emeka Onwuekwe – Member
4. Hajiya Baraka Sani – Member
Internal Council Members (Senate)
1. Prof. Charles Negbenebor
2. Dr. Sepribo Lawson Jack
3. Dr. Okechukwu Okeke
4. Dr. Sam Ebie
Internal Council Members (Congregation)
1. Rev. Fr. Bruno Y. Ikuli
2. Mrs. Tariere Dabipi.