Words of appreciations were not in short supply as the Vice-Chancellor, Landmark, Professor Adeniyi Olayanju marked third year in office on Monday 3rd August 2020, noting that no university grows without a people on the go for the accomplishments enabled by God in the 2019/2020 academic session. “We are gathered to appreciate God for what He has done for us as a university in the last one year, knowing fully well that when we thank Him for His fingers, we are definitely going to see His hands.” 

Acknowledging the supports and prayers from the Proprietor base, Professor Olayanju stated that the chain of operations in the university had been driven by divine direction towards making the right decisions and policies that will culminate in the actualization of the University’s overarching vision. ‘We want to appreciate the proprietor base, the Board of Regents of this University ably led by our Chancellor, Dr David Oyedepo for the unflinching support we have received since the inception of this management. We are also mindful of the Chancellor’s commitment to pioneer excellence in teaching, research and community services,’ he added. 

He went further to appreciate other members of management at all levels and the entire university community for running passionately with the agrarian revolution vision of the University, culminating in the giant strides and impact of the University in the global education landscape.

Welcoming the academic community to the 3rd year in office virtual assembly earlier, the Registrar, Miss Fola Oyinloye appreciated God for the safety that characterizes the operations of the University since the advent of COVID-19. She also appreciated the proprietor base ably led by the Chancellor for being not just an employer but a caring father whose commitment has kept the university running in spite of the challenges of the time. She also appreciated members of the University for their cooperation and commitment since the switch to the new normal.

Admonishing the University community on the importance of thanksgiving, the Chaplain, Pastor Tope Johnson, noted that it is the working hand of God that is behind the giant strides in the University, quoting Psalms 127 verse 1 “Except the Lord build the house, they labour in vain that build it: except the Lord keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain." He, therefore, enjoined the assembly to join hands with the leadership in thanking God for His numerous works towards the actualization of the vision of becoming world-class. On behalf of the Chancellor, the Chaplain declared the blessing of the father upon the university for continuous direction and grace and wisdom of God for management to walk in such direction for the advancement of the University’s vision.

In furtherance of their commitment to development in the University, the Vice-Chancellor led other members of management to the inspection of various ongoing projects and commissioning of the completed one. 

The first point of call was an inspection of the security tower; a facility which was designed to house security personnel on 24 hours surveillance with the aim of securing the commercial farm and the perimeter fence against intrusion and banditry. In the same vein, they proceeded to the low-land rice farm and Landmark Yoghourt factory for inspection. 

The School of Postgraduate Studies received the Vice-Chancellor and other members of management for the commissioning of the foyer provided for the School in furtherance of their commitment to quality education delivery. The Dean, School of Postgraduate Studies, Professor Charity Aremu described the project as a step in the right direction, noting that like other world-class universities such foyers are used to honour outstanding students in research and other academic endeavours. She, therefore, expressed gratitude to the proprietor base for the laudable project. Commissioning the foyer, the Vice-Chancellor admonished School to utilize the facility judiciously as he reiterated that the foyer would be a historic facility. 

Other projects commissioned were the SDGs giant bill board at the 2nd College Building Park, the new uniform for Nursing Officers at the University’s Medical Centre, Landmark Emulsion and Gloss Paints produced by the Department of Chemical Engineering, and the Mechanical foot-operated soap and water dispenser fabricated by the Department of Mechanical Engineering in readiness for student resumption and the safety of the community.




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