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studentaffairsINTRODUCTION
The Student Affairs Unit of the University is an establishment under the office of the Vice Chancellor. It is primarily responsible for the general welfare of students on campus.

The office was first established as a functional entity of the University administration in the year 2003. The pioneer Dean of Student Affairs was Dr. (now Prof.) J. A. Akande who served three years from August 2003 to October, 2006.

Dr. Akande, as the Ag. Dean of Student Affairs was ably assisted by Dr (Mrs.) F. A. Aderemi as Sub-Dean Student Affairs during his tenure.

In August 2006, Dr. Ayansina, A. D. V. was appointed as the Co-ordinator of Student Affairs to understudy the then Ag. Dean and later to take full charge as the Head of the Unit in October, 2006 and later Ag. Dean from October, 2010 till 2013.

In August 2006, two other academic staff were appointed as Deputy Co-ordinators – Dr. (Mrs.) T. E. Sangoyomi, Faculty of Agriculture (Female) and Mr. Chris Igbeneghu, Faculty of Science and Science Education (Male). However, Mr. Igbeneghu having left the service of the University and was replaced with Mr. T. Atoyebi, Faculty of Social and Management Sciences.

Presently, the Ag. Dean of the Student Affairs is Dr. (Mrs.) T. E. Sangoyomi ably assisted by Dr. A. O. Oguntunji and Dr. (Mrs) Owoseni as the Deputy Deans, male and female respectively.

The table below shows the list of the Hall Masters and Mistresses currently working with the Dean of students to achieve the organizational goal of the unit.

S/N NAMES DEPT Hall of Duty Phone no.
1. Dr. Oludemi, F.O Food Science and Technology Onosode Male Hostel 08032370242
2. Dr. Laosebikan, J.O. Business Administration Luke Hall 08033195530
3. Mr. Olutona, G.O. Chemistry John Hall 08132406932
4. Dr. Ayanbamiji, T.A. Biological Science Mark Hall 08035781768
5. Dr. Aderibigbe, A. A. Communication & Performing Arts Okedara Hall 08034161539
6. Mrs. Ogunshola, M.O. Biochemistry Sadler Hall 08022596500
7. Dr. Mrs. Omitoyin, S.A. Animal Science and Fisheries UPE 1, II, & III Halls 08033246790
8. Mrs. Aiyetoro, M.B. English Storey Building 08027019001
8. Mrs. Adeleru, G.F. Business Administration Blocks D, E, F & G   08053081278
9. Mrs. Oyekan F.E. Philosophy & Religious Studies Blocks B, C & H 08062313277
10. Mrs.Emuoyibofarhe,O. CIT Ademola Ishola Female Hostel  08037799290
11. Mrs. Adegoke J.A Banking & Finance Blocks A1 & A2 08023428942

Presently also, there are 48 and 64 members of staff in male and female hostels respectively to ensure total compliance of students with the rules and regulations of the University especially, the students’ conducts on campus and to monitor their activities in the halls of residence.

Philosophy and Objectives

The main objective of the Student Affairs Unit is the total and general welfare of students which covers their physical, social, mental, spiritual and academic lives.

However, specific objectives of the Unit are:

i. Provision of comfortable accommodation for all students of the University.

ii. Ensuring peaceful co-existence of all students regardless of their age, tribe or social status.

iii. Encouraging students to develop physically, socially, emotionally and spiritually.

iv. Instilling self discipline in students;

v. Provision of counselling services to students who may have problems with their academics, emotions, relationships and all other areas of life.

vi. Assisting students to achieve their primary aims and objective of attending a university through all necessary avenues provided by the Unit.

Sub-Units of the Student Affairs Unit

1. Student Discipline

Schedule Officer: Mr. D. O. Ajiboye

Major Functions of the section

• Organization of Student Disciplnary Committee meeting to consider disciplinary cases
• Presentation of students for Student Disciplinary Committee
• Counselling of Parents
• Counselling of students
• Mobilization of disciplined students for reformatory programme at Baptist College of Theology (BCT), Oyo and for Drug Therapy at Bowen University Teaching Hospital (BUTH), Ogbomoso

2. Counselling

Schedule Officer: Mrs Olusola Oyetunji

Major Functions of the section

• Counselling of students on poor academic performance
• Counselling of students on social and other matters
• Organization of final year students’ activities
• Organization of seminar
• Registration of Clubs and Associations
• Organization of orientation programme for freshmen
• Staff counselling

3. Database Management
Schedule Officer: Mr. S. A. O. Adepoju
Major Functions of the section
• ID card registration for students and staff
• Production of students and staff ID cards
• Management of the database

4. Corps Mobilization
Schedule Officer: Mr. Odunewu
Major Functions of the section
• Attending pre-mobilization Workshop organized by the NYSC Headquarters
• Mobilization of graduates for NYSC
• Processing the application for re-mobilization of corps members.

5. Hostel
Hall Warden, Male: Mr Ogunbode
Hall Warden, Female: Rev (Mrs) Victoria Olaniyi
Major Function of the section
• Allocation of rooms to all students
• Ensuring that the social amenities required for the comfort of students in the halls are well catered for and reporting any noticeable lapse to the appropriate authorities
• Ensuring that the hall environments are always clean through thorough supervision of cleaning staff in the halls
• Counselling of students
• Settling of mild disputes among students in the halls
• Developing spiritual lives of students through well supervised Morning and Night devotions in the halls
• Monitoring of students’ activities in their respective halls to ensure total compliance with the rules and regulations of the University on students conduct
• Apprehension of erring students
• Reporting of erring students to the Dean, Student Affairs

Achievement since inception

To God be the glory! Since inception of the Unit in 2002, God has really helped the Unit to achieve great success in so many areas, some of the achievements are:

i. Successful accommodation of all students admitted to the University annually which rose from about 600 in 2002 to about 4,500 in 2014.

ii. Reformation of students and reconciliation of disputed family members through counselling.

iii. Reformation of students through reformatory programme jointly organised by the University and Baptist College of Theology (BCT), Oyo.

iv. Organization of seminars for students at least two times a year.

v. Organization of Drug abuse campaign to create awareness for the University community on the danger of drug abuse.

vi. Mobilization of Corp members since 2007 till date.

vii. Provision of ID cards for all students since 2002 till date.

viii. Conduct of election of Bowen Baptist Students’ Fellowship in conjunction with the Chaplaincy annually.

ix. Provision of in-door games and other recreational facilities for students recreation.

x. Maintenance of peaceful co-habitation among students of different races and status through effective hostel administration.

xi. Annual production of Yearbook for graduating students.

xii. Successful conduct of election of Hall Management System and inauguration of Student Representative Council.
xiii. Successful registration of all Clubs and Associations on campus

Upcoming News and Events

i. Anti-drug abuse campaign 3rd week in second semester, 2014/2015 session
ii. Seminar for the graduating
students of 2015 set
2nd Semester
iii. End-of-the-year party for all students 2nd Semester
iv. Election of BBSF election 2nd Semester
v. Election of Hall Management
System (HMS)
Last week in October, 2015

 

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