INAUGURATION AND VALEDICTORY DINNER FOR LANDMARK UNIVERSITY STUDENT COUNCIL MEMBERS
As part of the routes to promoting peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, providing accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels, Landmark University is committed to a vibrant Student Council for strong leadership and better representation.
On the 3rd of August, 2022, members of management and students converged at the International Conference Centre to appreciate outgoing student council members of the 2021/2022 session while reinstating new members for the 2022/2023 academic session.
As it is the custom of the University, the double barrelled event kick-started with an opening prayer led by the sub-dean student affairs, Mr Ibitoye.
The dean student affairs, Dr Rasaq Animashaun unveiled the purpose of gathering as the time set aside to appreciate the meritorious service of students’ council in the past 11 months as well as the inauguration of the incoming council.
Remarks rolled in succession. First by the Registrar who was represented by Director Financial Services, Mr Christopher Fatiregun in his speech, he stressed that the peak is dangerous if the rules are not obeyed. The rules in this context he said, are contained the Bible-the word of God and the University core values. He warned against allowing anyone to corrupt their thoughts and the privileges of offices. To the outgoing executives, opined that having gotten to a comfort season, steadfastness is needed so that their
expectation of prominence will not be cut off.
The vice chancellor, Prof. Charity Aremu took the floor, expressing overwhelming joy because of the platform availed students to exhibit their God given potentials. She appreciated the outgoing members for proofing themselves worthy of the assignment to which they were chosen and
enjoined them to keep improving their leadership capacities as academic transcripts is not all that open doors. She conveyed eagerness to receiving the goodnews of their impact in the world of works. Prof. Charity Aremu enjoined incoming executives to place before them the vision of the university and welfare of Kings and Queens. While encouraging them ride
on the wings of past council members for tutelage, she pledged the availability of the management for guidance. She concluded using the efficacy of a stick of broom compared to a bunch in illustrating the power of unity and team work.
The University Secretary, Pastor Fredrick Agahowa reiterated the height of importance the management accrues to student council. He therefore, mentioned transparency, accountability, performance, excellence, character, integrity and humility as the core of their operation as no misbehaviours will be condoned. To aid performance, he pointed out the need get available data and task each other to help reduce student disciplinary cases by helping them to align and escape penalties.
In speeches by some outgoing executives, each of them took time to appreciate all members of management for their various contributions in aiding smooth operations. They also had the privilege of reliving memories as well sharing helpful nuggets for an impactful student leadership.
Commendation letters were presented to all outgoing executives and the incoming executives were presented. The inauguration process was coordinated by the Registrar represented by Director, Financial services as he took new executives through the swearing in oath of allegiance of office. Thereafter, the vice chancellor, presented Landmark University Student Council Guidelines to the Chairman- Oshoba Adeolu Elijah.
The new chairman student council, Oshoba Adeolu Elijah gave in his acceptance speech said he and the team are willing to embark on this journey of servant-leadership. While craving the support and cooperation of team members, he added that they will give their best to seeing a wholesome character been built in students.
The University Chaplain, Pastor Oluwatimilehin Omotunbi charged the new executives to always put God first if they want to remain first in life and never play down the place of spirituality. Stressing that while they pursue career they must have the determination to make their lives count for God. He gave his pastoral blessing. The event was rounded off with a closing payer said by the University Secretary, Pastor Fredrick Agahowa.
A total of 36 students were inaugurated to fill various positions for student council which include:
Hall Representatives, College Representatives, Student Revolution Officers, Public Relations Officer, Assistant Public Relations Officers, Assistant Financial Secretary, Financial Secretary, Assistant General Secretary, General Secretary, Sports Secretaries, Community Development Officers, Welfare Secretaries, Press Secretary, Assistant Student Chaplains, Student Chaplains, Revolutionary Squad Commandants, Vice Chair persons and Chairperson.