The University Senate conducted the 8th Extraordinary Senate Meeting earlier today. The meeting, which took place at the Senate Chamber of the Faculty Building, brought together the University's Principal Officers, Deans of Faculties, Heads of Department, and some members of Staff. The Extraordinary Senate Meeting served as a platform for comprehensive discussions on various topics on the university's academic and administrative affairs. Chaired by the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Francisca Oladipo, the session saw active participation from the senate members, who engaged in fruitful deliberations on matters arising and chart the way forward for TAU.
In her opening formalities, The Vice-Chancellor welcomed the members of the Senate to the meeting and listed the University's accomplishments during the period of the last senate meeting till now; Full accreditation of the Nursing Science Programme, as well as the successful indexing of Medical Laboratory Science Students, IJMB approval, Successful hosting of IndabaX Nigeria conference 2023, and the proposed Faculty of Engineering. One of the prominent topics on the agenda was the 3rd Matriculation ceremony coming up on 8th July 2023, and ways to publicize our university.
During the meeting, the Senate also reviewed and approved several academic results. Members engaged in a productive dialogue, sharing their perspectives on how best to market the University to the public. Several suggestions were made and are to be looked into. Furthermore, the Vice-Chancellor announced the appointment of Mr. Dare Ogundele as the Head of I.C.T of the Institution and she approved CBT software training for the staff to make use of it to make their work easier, faster, and more efficient. Also, the senate listened to the Disciplinary committee report being presented at the meeting by the chairman Dr. Ezekiel Olatunji, and proper actions were taken.
During the Senate meeting, members had the opportunity to discuss various important matters under the "Any Other Business" category. This inclusive session allowed for open dialogue, constructive suggestions, and collaborative decision-making, ensuring that all perspectives were considered in shaping the university's future. In her closing remarks, Prof. Francisca expressed her gratitude to the Senate members for their efforts and valuable insights in shaping the Institution. She highlighted the overall wellbeing of the students is to be cared for, and further discuss the online certification for students.
The outcomes of the 8th Extraordinary Senate Meeting have demonstrated the institution's unwavering commitment to academic excellence and student success and are expected to have a positive impact on the academic landscape of the Institution. As TAU moves forward, it remains dedicated to its mission of producing well-rounded graduates who possess the skills, knowledge, and ethical values required to excel in their chosen fields and contribute meaningfully to society.