March 30, 2022 | Author | 0 Comments
New Members of Students’ Council Inaugurated As VC Tasks them To Offer Transformational Leadership
Vice-Chancellor, Chrisland University, Prof. Mrs. Chinedum Peace Babalola, FAS, has inaugurated the Members of Students Representative Council of the University on Tuesday, 29th March, 2022 at the Senate Chambers.
Prof. Babalola told the new student leaders that in order to exhibit transformational leadership, they need to invest quality time in effectively playing the roles they are called to, noting that it is imperative to keep the communication lines open for relationship building, taking responsibility and possessing team spirit to identify risks and issues.
In her words, “Transformational leadership is leadership that is not business as usual. The ingredient is change. To be a transformational leader is all about significant change. 'Yes, we can, and yes, we did' should be your slogan. You cannot be a change agent if you are not transformed.”
According to Prof. Babalola, for leaders to lead the strategic development of an institution, they must apply innovation, integrity, have listening ears, be decisive, avoid destructive behaviors, thinking ahead, be united and take responsibilities while not forgetting personal development.
The Vice-Chancellor charged the members of the Students’ Council to see the opportunity as an avenue to contribute to the growth of the University, charging them to imbibe the spirit of team work and service in the discharge of the duties and in their relationship with other students.
In his own remark, the Ag. Registrar, Mr. Olusola Aladesuru enjoined the new students representatives to be persuasive in executing their responsibilities, adding that they were chosen because of their diligence and well-known virtues.
While speaking at the inauguration, the Dean of Student Affairs, Dr. Raphael Mordi noted that the new members of the Students’ Council were chosen through assessment of academic performance, character, peers nomination, previous leadership roles, random poll survey, and one-on-one interview.
He encouraged the new members to serve with truth, honesty, patriotism and diligence, noting that they were choses to bridge the gap between the students and management of the University.
The Chairperson of the Students Representative Council, Miss Omotola Olori, a 400 level student in the Department of English, in her acceptance speech, appreciated the University management for giving them the opportunity to lead.
On behalf of the entire committee members, Miss Olori assured the Management of full commitment and compliance to rules, regulations and core values of the Institution, pledging that the committee would effectively carry out their responsibilities with virtues, and diligence.
The Committee is to among other things establish and maintain a genuine cohesion between the students’ body and the University Management; ensure that all students adhere strictly to the rules and regulations guiding the University; liaise and consult with Dean of Students’ Affairs in the discharge of their assignments and ensure that students conform and maintain the University standard of becoming a world-class University.
Members of the Students’ Council include: Omotola Olori (Chairperson), Ortema James (Vice-Chairman), Awah Princess (Exceutive Secretary), Johnson Olamipo (Welfare Secretary), Olamide Otuyelu (Financial Secretary), David Efanga (Press Secretary), Obisesan Ayomide (Male Hall Governor), Akinbode Tinuke (Female Hall Governor), Adebayo Adesewa (CONAS College Rep), Ayopo Victoria (COBAMS College Rep), Oviebo Tomisin (Sports Coordinator), Ayeni Aramide (Students Activities Officer), Owolu Jeremiah (Student Chaplain), Zhu Roli Esther (200level Rep), and Durojaiye Tomiwa (100level Rep).