McPherson University management considers the welfare of students as very paramount to the smooth running of the University. Consequently, the Directorate of Student Affairs was given priority when the University took off in October 2012. The foundation Ag. Director of Student Affairs was Dr. Anthony Okubanjo who was succeeded by Ag. Director of Student Affairs, Dr. Isaac O. Onigbinde in 2016.The Directorate is charged with the responsibility of seeing to the welfare of all students by relating directly with them and and reporting directly to the Vice-Chancellor on these matters and advising on what needed to be done to avert crisis on campus. It is also responsible for the management of the hostels through the supervision of the Hall Managers and their staff. The Student Affairs Officer works under the supervision of the Directorate of Student Affairs.
The Student Affairs Unit is the division providing support for McPherson University students with a view to enhancing their growth and development during their stay in the University. The Unit helps and informs students about services and programs that will expand students’ educational experiences and prepare them for diverse lives in local and global communities. The Unit is responsible to the Office of the Vice-Chancellor and has received mandate to:
- Enforce discipline within the University.
- Monitor activities in the buttery and cafeteria.
- Relate daily with the food vendors by monitoring the qualities of foods served to the students.
- Ensure clean environment within the hostels.
- Enforcement of University policies on exeat.
- Monitoring of student programs.
- Provision of relevant information on scholarship opportunities and bursary awards to students among others.
The division is headed by an Ag. Dean, Student Affairs who coordinates the day-to-day activities.
AG. DEAN, STUDENT AFFAIRS
Dr. Babatunde Oso graduated from the University of Ado Ekiti, Nigeria (now, Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti) in 2008, with a Second Class (Honour) Upper Division in Biochemistry.
He also obtained a Master’s Degree in Biochemistry from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria in 2012 with a specialisation in Nutritional and Industrial Biochemistry. He earned his Doctoral degree in Biochemistry from the Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Ilorin, Nigeria in 2017.
Dr Oso has served in various capacities in McPherson University including being a Sub-Dean of the College of Natural and Applied Sciences (COLNAS), and as the Director of McPherson University JUPEB Foundation School before his appointment as the Ag. Dean of Student Affairs.