In line with his vision to place Tai Solarin University of Education, Ijagun on the pinnacle of educational excellence, the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Abayomi Arigbabu recently addressed members of the Congregation of the institution where he gave account of his stewardship to those in attendance.

Speaking at the well attended event, the Vice Chancellor highlighted some of the achievements of his administration in the last 8 months. He, therefore, commended members of staff for their collective support by making history through the appointment of an home grown Vice Chancellor.

Prof. Arigbabu further disclosed that in order to effectively maximize personnel of the Institution, he noted that little reorganization has been made at the Centre for Part Time and External Programmes (CEPEP) with the merging of CEPEP, JUPEB and Distance Learning which is now to be known as the Centre for External Programmes and Preliminary Studies (CEPPS), with a Director in charge and Deputy Directors and a Centre Secretary.

On the challenges of epileptic power supply being faced by the University, the Vice Chancellor assured the Congregation that efforts are in top gear to ameliorate the problem through installation of solar energy to various offices so as to complement the major source of power with a cheering news that the University is now illuminated at night with street lights which has gone moribund for a long time.

In the same vein, Prof. Arigbabu informed members of the Congregation that the National Universities Commission (NUC) has given approval to the University to run Ph.D, M.A and M.SC while some Departments without Master's Programmes will also commence from the next academic session. Such departments are Economics, Geography, Islamic Religious Studies, Home Economics, Biology and Social Studies among others.

To further strengthen the University's Ventures by repositioning it for optimal performance, the Vice Chancellor informed the Congregation that the Management has done a little reshuffling through decentralisation with a projection of better performance while he urged members of staff to invest in TASUED Microfinance Bank through buying of shares in order to increase the capital base of the bank.

However, staff capacity building was not left out of the discussion as the Vice Chancellor reiterated that the University Management will continue with the training and further noted that if they want this gesture to continue, members of staff must ensure to take puntuality at work very seriously.

The high point of the Congregation was the question and answer session from members.