As a prelude to the Diamond Jubilee Anniversary of the Committee of Vice Chancellors of Nigerian Universities, CVCNU, the nation premier, University of Ibadan, kick started the celebration with a unique event tagged ‘Soap Box’ a discussion forum to commemorate activities lined up for the Diamond Jubilee ceremony slated for October 2022.
The event which took place at the South West Zone of the University Campus, weekend, attracted notable scholars within the University Community with a theme ‘Sixty Years in Sixty Minutes: Exploring Trends in The Nigerian University System.
Speaking at the event, the Chairman of CVCNU, Professor Samuel Gowon Edoumiekumo who was represented by Professor Kabiru Aderemi Adeyemo, Vice Chancellor Lead City University, lauded the Premier University for accepting to host the first leg of the event to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee and appreciated the institution for the good will CVCNU had enjoyed over the years as partner in progress
He, therefore, urged the leadership the tertiary institution not to relent in her efforts to continue working harmoniously with CVCNU for the common good of the nation education sector.
Also speaking, the Secretary-General of CVCNU, Prof. Yakubu Abokli Ochefu in his glowing remarks expressed profound gratitude to the leadership of the premier University for accepting the onerous task of hosting the first event marking the Diamond Jubilee.
Ochefu reflected and recall the enviable role played by University of Ibadan to birth CVCNU in 1962, and added it was a great honour to the institution to be part of the Diamond Jubilee event
Consequently, Prof. Ochefu reiterated the resolve of the association to continue to work assiduously towards the promotion of landmark activities that will continue to support the growth and development of the university education in Nigeria.
Ochefu also highlighted other programmes line up for the Diamond Jubilee event
The opening session of the discussion event. code named. soap box had one time Vice- Chancellor of the University of Ibadan, Emeritus Professor O. A Bamiro, FAS who set the ball rolling with a talk on Transformation of University Education, while the current Vice Chancellor,
Professor K.O Adebowale, FAS, mni spoke On Learning Management Systems (LMS)
Other panelists that featured at the auspicious event include ; Professor E. O. Ogunkola, a Council Member and Chairman, IGR Committee, University of Ibadan; Professor A. K Aremu former Chairman, University of Ibadan Council Committee on Campus Security; Professor S. B Olaleye, Editor in Chief African Journal of Biomedical Research; Professor Elsie Adewoye, President University of Ibadan Alumni Association Worldwide; Mrs. Olubunmi O. Faluyi MCIPM, Registrar, University of Ibadan and Mr. Adeyinka Adewale, President, Student Union, University of Ibadan.
The crème de la of the University Community spoke on wide range of topical issues such as Funding and Generating Internal Revenue, Campus Security, Plagiarism, Alumni Experience, Business of Recycling and Data as Resource for Universities.
The gathering attracted scholars from other universities. It was a melting point to brainstorm and further suggest ways on how to make the university environment more conducive, comfortable and convenient for academic activities , research learning for students ,university teachers and the university management
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