TASUED ALUMNI ASSOCIATION
Furthering Relationship for Development
We provide a link between the University and its graduates through the Alumni Relations; promote mutual understanding, cooperation, interaction and financial relationships to maintain a tradition of excellence among every alumnus; and assist the Nigeria’s Premier and Preferred University of Education in its developmental programmes.
Integrity and Selflessness
TASUED ALUMNI NATIONAL PRESIDENT WELCOMES YOU
On behalf of the National Executive Council of the TASUED Alumni Association, I sincerely welcome you to the Premier and Preferred University of Education in Nigeria in the 21st Century.
Undoubtedly, Tai Solarin University of Education has demonstrated impeccable excellence in knowledge delivery, capacity building and a top notch specialization as a hub for entrepreneurial and vocational studies with strong emphasis on integrity and service to the nation.
This innovative dimension distinguishes her graduates as self- sustaining and reliant in the most competitive Nigerian markets.
Very significantly, the Alumni Association and its foundation is premised on the need to boost further relationship for developments amongst her members; deepening networks of contacts that are capable of advancing individual and collective successes of her members in all areas of endeavours.
The Alumni Association, also has as its core responsibility, the need to partner and assist the University in her policy-driven and developmental programmes. However, as a prove of progressive partnership, verifiable facts has it that TASUED Alumni Association has integrated herself so well as key elements in the University's pathway to progress and development; the pace of the Alumni development within the short years of her formation is commendable.
Unequivocally, permit me to emphasis that the strongest assets of this University is her Alumni members who have continouslsy been distinguishing themselves excellently in service delivery, learning and character in all strata of life. These starling qualities of TASUED Alumni members have edge to this Alma Mata over others, thereby cementing the name of Tai Solarin University of Education among other comity of higher institutions of learning as a University of strong character, distinct learning and reputation.
In conclusion, while calling for more collaborations between the University and the Alumni Association, Alumni members and the University community are encouraged to be consistent, steadfast, selfless and committed to the developmental projects of Tai Solarin University.
Once again, I welcome you all to this citadel of knowledge.
OYEKANMI, Abdullahi Abiodun
National President, TASUED Alumni Association
The TASUED Alumni Association was formed in 2009 when pioneer students were about to graduate from the University. What would have been referred to as assemblage of University graduates was crystallized into an Alumni Association founded on clear objectives to partner the University in developmental strides; display intellectual capacity; character capable of ennobling the Alma Mater and deepening network of friendship amongst her members in order to herald mutual successes in chosen endeavours and nation building at large. In all these, very significant were the roles played by the Pioneer Vice Chancellor of TASUED Prof. Olukayode Oyekanmi Oyesiku who is now the Board of Trustee Chairman of the Association, Prof. Abayomi Adelaja Arigbabu as well as the current Acting Vice Chancellor of University. Also in this historic assignment was former Dean, Students Affairs, Prof. Bayo John Oluwasegun Ayorinde who beckoned on the then students’ stakeholders (students’ union and religious leaders) to take up the responsibility of providing a platform where graduates could relate and interact as well as providing instrumental platform to achieve the University’s developmental and intellectual goals. A caretaker committee was then immediately set up by these students’ stakeholders and Mr. Tajudeen Uthman was unanimously appointed to lead the newly-formed Association until elections were conducted to usher in new executives.
Having constituted an electoral committee that will facilitate the transition of the caretaker committee and to legitimately recognise the Association, election was conducted and on the 11th of June, 2011 and Mr. Tajudeen Uthman was sworn in as the pioneer President of TASUED Alumni Association alongside eight other executive members. The administration commenced fully and was instrumental to the development and the sustenance of the University when the threat of merger with another state-owned institution was speculated. The Association offered scholarship to some members; established eight other chapters of the Association in other geographical areas in order to increase members’ participation; organized alumni lectures; resuscitated the University Bakery; donated equipment and a bus to the University to run the bakery. Also the TASUED Alumni Association was incorporated into the Conference of Alumni of Nigerian Universities (CANU). However, the administration’s tenure ended by the congress resolution on the 24th of August, 2013 and a caretaker committee was constituted instantly which was Chaired by Mr. Olukunle Saheed Oludeyi with the mandate to conduct elections into various offices.
An electoral committee, which was constituted by the congress, facilitated the transition from the interim leadership to a newly-constituted regime. The second regime of the TASUED Alumni Association commenced on the 14 th of September, 2013 wherein new executive members were sworn into office. The regime was led by Mr. Buraimo Saheed Olaiya. On assumption of office, the regime purchased the first ever Alumni bus to facilitate the Association’s activities and co-sponsored the University’s sports contingent to the 2014 NUGA held at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife with the provision of jerseys, football boots, balls and other items needed to aid the successful outing of TEAM TASUED at the event. The Association also donated several electrical appliances (HP desktop computer systems and printers), generating set and few refrigerators to the Academic Affairs Unit of the University. The TASUED Postgraduate School also benefitted from the association.
Several alumni members equally benefited from the scholarship scheme of the Association alongside the all-inclusive leadership style adopted when the previous eight chapters were increased by 10 additional chapters, making eighteen additional chapters in all.
Another feat achieved in history of the Association is the annual Alumni lecture, with the latest delivered by the pioneer Vice Chancellor of the University and the Association’s Board of Trustees Chairman, Prof. Olukayode Oyesiku. The Association was also registered and issued a certificate of registration by the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) in 2017. The Association sustained its membership with CANU (Conference of Alumni of Nigerian Universities).
As part of its drive towards ‘partnership that works’, the Association jointly celebrated the 10th anniversary with the University’s Management in 2015. The Association also produced the first Alumni representative on the University’s Governing Council and also embarked on a gigantic Alumni building up to the lintel level before the administration of Mr. Saheed Buraimo handed over to the incumbent, Mr. Abdullahi Abiodun Oyekanmi after the latter won the October 14, 2017 elections.
Having been sworn in alongside other national executives of the TASUED Alumni Association on December 22, 2017, the mantle of leadership rests on Mr. Abdullahi Abiodun Oyekanmi-led administration to rejuvenate the TASUED Alumni Association, build on the previous administrations’ giant strides and as well partner the University administration to bring a new lease of life to TASUED in line with the philosophy of her founding fathers and the expectations of members of TASUED Alumni Association.
MEMBERS OF THE NATIONAL EXECUTIVE COUNCIL
Ongoing Projects: The Alumni Building
This is to inform the general public that the leadership of the alumni changed on the 22nd of December, 2017. As a result, the Mr. Saheed Olaiya Buraimo’s regime has handed over to Mr. Abdullahi Abiodun Oyekanmi led administration after being sworn in on the same date at the former University Council Chamber, Ijagun.
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