Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has vowed to continue to add value to the educational aspirations of the people of the state by supporting the best ideas for moving the State forward.
Governor Akeredolu said the hope and vision of his administration is to see that Ondo State becomes the number one state that has the best and most modern infrastructure for educational development in the country.
The Governor spoke at the Maiden Convocation Ceremony of the University of Medical Sciences, Ondo City on Friday, December 13, 2019.
Arakunrin Akeredolu, who pointed out that Ondo is a State where people love education, and where education is the number one industry of most families, stressed that his administration will continue to do its very best to support the University of Medical Sciences and all State tertiary institutions that have been so well distributed across the three senatorial districts of the State.
The Governor and his wife, Arabinrin Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu were among eminent personalities that were conferred with the institution’s Hero’s’ award in recognition of their love and commitment to the progress and sustainability of the institution.
While charging the Council and Management of the institution on purposeful development, Governor Akeredolu said they must shun self-interest, further charging them to be accountable in the use of the meager resources of the institution following “due process”, transparency and accountability.
The Governor said: “At this point, let me congratulate the Council, Senate, staff and students of UNIMED for this milestone development. It’s due to the hard work that you all have put in that we are witnessing today’s event.
“ I do hope you will continue in this manner to ensure even greater successes for the University. I also congratulate the graduating students, their parents and guardians, who must be very happy that what began as a small anecdote only a few years ago, has now transformed into a big success for their wards and families.
“The graduating students must also know that the degree they are getting today is only a small seed, which they should make bigger and stronger in their quest for personal development.
”I therefore wish to call on UNIMED and indeed all Universities in Ondo State to ensure that their management is strong and that senior management officials are appointed with consideration for merit, track records, integrity and strong University management experience.
“As the Visitor, I will continue to monitor the trends in order to ensure that only the very best personnel that buy into the vision and mission of the State for educational development will find places in the management of our tertiary educational system.“