Prof. Sunday Roberts Ogunduyile.
Prof. Sunday Roberts Ogunduyile has been appointed as the new Vice-Chancellor of OSUSTECH, Okitipupa. Prof. Ogunduyile’s appointment was announced by the Ondo State Government on Tuesday 21st February, 2017. A distinguished Professor of Industrial Design, Ogunduyile is a seasoned academic and a highly experienced administrator of over three decades. He was once Dean, School of Environmental Technology, Federal University of Technology (FUTA), Akure and former Director, FUTA Business Development Company among other administrative and academic positions. Prof. Ogunduyile who hails from Ondo town in Ondo State has published several articles in both local and international learned academic journals. He has over forty (40) publications as well as studio works to his credit and has authored and co-authored many books. He has participated and presented papers and works of Arts in over forty (40) national, regional and international conferences, workshops and exhibitions and presented his Inaugural lecture at Federal University of Technology Akure (FUTA) in 2005. The topic of the lecture reads “Cottage Textile Production: A step out of Poverty”. Prof. Ogunduyile has equally received many commendations, honours and awards and listed in the Nigerian Artists, Who is Who and Bibliography, compiled and published by Smithsonian Library, USA. He received award for the best logo Design for cocoa producing countries in 2000, Master Artist Award by Society of Nigerian Artists, Distinguished Leadership Award and FUTA Governing Council Award for outstanding contributions to mention a few. He is Patron, Nigerian Army Cadet Corps and Grand patron, Federation of Artists and Artistes in Nigeria. The new Vice-Chancellor is a member to Nigeria Society of Education Through Art, Nigeria Association of Textile Technologists, Fabric & Garment Designers, Society of Nigerian Artists, Arts Council of African Studies Association, USA and Secretary, Association of African Industrial Designers among others. He is also a reviewer to some Academic and Professional Journals. He is the Editor, Journal of Federation of Artists and Artistes, Lagos, Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Industrial Design and Technology, FUTA, Member, Editorial Board, Journal of Arts and Ideas, Department of Fine and Applied Arts, OAU, Ile-Ife and others. He is an external Examiner and Assessor to over ten states and federal universities and polytechnics in Nigeria, as well as some notable universities in Africa.
NDDC Donates Firefighting Equipment to OSUSTECH.
The Niger-Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has donated a set of firefighting equipment to OSUSTECH, Okitipupa. They include a 30,000 Litre-Capacity Water Tanker and a Heavy Duty Fire Fighting Platform Vehicle. The Director of NDDC in Ondo State Office, Prince Ayo Iyaomolere while handing over the equipment to the University in Igbokoda, Ilaje Local Government Area on Thursday 9th March, 2017, charged the Management to properly maintain and utilize the equipment for the benefit of the Ondo State Southern Senatorial District. The Ag. Registrar, Mr. Felix Oladapo Akinnusi who represented the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Roberts Ogunduyile thanked the Management of the NDDC for what he tagged “a generous donation” and gave the assurance that the equipment would be utilized to the benefit of humanity. Mr. Akinnusi, who conveyed the appreciation of the Vice-Chancellor to the Commission thanked them for their various past donations to the University. According to him, such donations include tractors, transformers and automobile mechanic workshop to mention just few. He also used the opportunity to call on the NDDC to facilitate the completion of the ongoing 700-room Hostel at the Permanent Site of the University. Other Management staff present at the event include, Prof. Olakunle Teniola, Dean Faculty of Science, Mrs. Victoria Alade, Ag. Head of Library, Mr. Bamidele Aminu - Ag. Head of Bursary, Mr. Abiodun Adeseyoju - Ag. Head of Audit, Arch. Frank Akinpelumi - Head, Works and Physical Planning Unit, Mr. Babarinde Aaron Moriyole - PAR, Council Affairs, Mr. Idowu Falemara - AR, Human Resources Unit.
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