EKSU, BURSARY DEPARTMENT HOLDS SEMINAR FOR ACCOUNTANTS - Set to bridge gap between students and staff

To  bridge the  wide gap between  students  and staff in the  University, the  Bursary  department of Ekiti State University, Ado – Ekiti, has  Organized a one day  seminar  for  heads of  Directorates, heads  of  units, Faculty  Accountants  and  other  senior members of staff in the department.

The University  Bursar, Mr  Abimbola – Titiloye  Owolabi in his opening  remarks, explained that  students  should be the priority of  staff in  the University. According to him, the focus of the seminar was to orientate the  Bursary staff on how to  relate well  with  students, specifically,  in  the Accounting section of the University.

Mr  Titiloye – Owolabi,  said the  seminar would also enhance  professionalism with a view to repositioning accountants  for  greater  service  and relevance.

The Vice Chancellor,  Ekiti State University, Professor  Edward Olanipekun, who  declared the  seminar open  commended the  Bursar for his efforts to  bring dynamism to the  Bursary operations of the University  system and  urged the  accountants to  always mentor the students in order to change their  orientation to  pay  as and  when  due.

He disclosed further the University’s preparation  to commence  students’ revalidation  exercise and  urged Accountants to  fasten their  seat belts to make the exercise  a success.

Professor Olanipekun expressed his  optimism that  at the  end of the seminar all the  accountants  would have been better  informed.

Various tropics selected for discussion included: “An Accountant as a father figure in the university system: Concept of loco parentis” delivered by Mr Osesusi, FCA, the Acting Director, “Accounting services. Treating Students the Right way” was delivered by Professor L. O. Ademilua, Dean, Students’ Affairs and “Handling of Students and Students’ needs within the University Campus”, delivered by the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic), Professor Patrick Tedela.

Adeola Ajibade,

For: Head, Directorate of Information & Corporate Affairs

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