Technology Akure is to identify, develop and run relevant skill and capacity building courses for technicians, farmers, artisans, marketers and managers in both public and private sectors and to effectively run and manage diploma programmes under a new administrative and operation structure. The Director of Establishment and Human Resource (DEHR),FUTA Mr. Ademola Bobola stated this while delivering a lecture titled, FUTA Dream and the Central role of Its Components: CCE as Case Study at a Workshop at the cloak room of the Multipurpose Auditorium of the University on the 19th of February, 2020. He said he was so glad to be standing before the participants as he was also involved in the formative stage of the Centre.
He said the FUTA Dream is embedded in the Acts, FUTA Motto, Vision, Mission and Core Values. Mr. Bobola said achieving the FUTA Dream is solely the responsibility of the staff members. He said the organs and components of the University include core academics consisting of Schools and Departments, Administrative Divisions – consisting of Registry, Bursary, Internal Audit, University Library, Centres such as C.C.E, Staff Schools which include the primary and the secondary.
Shedding light on C.C.E as a case study, Mr. Bobola said the University Governing Council at its meeting of 29th August, 2002 approved that a Centre for Continuing Education (C.C.E) be established in the University. He said the decision was informed by the imperative need to enhance the fulfillment of some aspects of the mission and objectives of the University as stipulated in the University Act. According to him the need to make C.C.E operate with private sector mentality which informed its semi-autonomous status cannot be over emphasized considering its strategic role development of the University. Mr. Bobola reiterated that for C.C.E to effectively play its role in the scheme of things in the University, work ethics and code of conduct must be imbibed thoroughly. He said ethics are moral principles or beliefs about what is right or wrong. He advised the C.C.E staff to embrace the code of conduct which include, respect, be considerate, be inclusive, right choice of words, dress code, maintaining a professional work environment, to be patient and courteous and cheerful disposition in the work environment.
In a remark the Acting Director of the Centre, Dr. Ayo Gbaye, thanked FUTA Management for its unalloyed support. He appreciated the team work displayed by the C.C.E staff members and urged them to maintain the good disposition. Dr. Gbaye said the workshop was organized to chart a new course to move C.C.E forward for the good of the system.