The newly inaugurated Vice Chancellor of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso, Prof. Michael Olufisayo Ologunde, yesterday disclosed his mission to make the institution a commander in education sector in the 21st century by striving to work towards the realization of the vision, mission and goals of the founding fathers of LAUTECH through a number of strategies.
The new Vice Chancellor of LAUTECH was inaugurated as the seventh and the first homegrown VC of the institution alongside two principal officers; Dr. Kayode Ogunleye as the Registrar and Mr. Yomi Okediji as the Bursar.
Ologunde was presented with the University mace as a symbol of authority by the representative of Osun State Government on LAUTECH matters, Mrs. Roseline Taiwo Ajao.
“The new administration will keep faith with the vision and mission of the founding fathers. My mission as the VC at this point in time, is to steer the university towards its goal of producing the pool of digitally empowered, technology-savvy individuals who will be capable of spearheading a gradual shift of the national economy from manufacturing the information-based service industry, in tune with the demands of the 21st century global knowledge economy.
“We hope to work towards the realization of the vision, mission and goals of LAUTECH through a number of strategies,” Ologunde stated.
The VC added by saying that; “Our first strategy is to embark on a mission of peace building and later on, seek to consolidate on virtues of a world-class university. My administration will invest heavily on Information and Communication Technology (ICT) infrastructure in preparing our students for the challenges of the fourth industrial revolution of the digital future.”