Four years ago you embarked upon an academic journey.
Today marks a remarkable day in the history of this young University that is barely four years old.
At the 1st Lagos State University Research Fair, the research paper presented by Dr. C. O. Ogidi a Lecturer II in the Department of Biological Sciences was adjudged as excellent.
It has been brought to the attention of the Management of Kings University, Odeomu that some persons are impersonating as staff, agent or representative of Kings University on WhatsApp and others social media, demanding payment from applicants.
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The Chancellor of Dominion University Ibadan, Bishop T.V Adelakun, his wife, Mrs Dolapo Adelakun, the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Adedoyin Soyibo and members Board of Trustees (BOT) paid a courtesy visit to Kings University.
The Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Diran Famurewa was delighted to receive the team and in his remarks welcomed members of the team. He congratulated the Chancellor in particular on the approval of Dominion University at long last and expressed his excitement that Dominion University has come on board appreciating his resilience. He intimated them on the vision, mission statement, philosophy, and the programmes been offered in different faculties in Kings University.
The Vice-Chancellor of Dominion University, Prof. Adedoyin Soyibo in his speech sought for possible ways of collaboration between the two Institutions particularly in the areas of teaching and research, staff exchange, sabbatical leave engagement, staff development and service of external examiners among others.
Prof. Dr. rer. nat Diran Famurewa in response to the request, assured Dominion University that despite the fact that Kings University was still young, the Vice-Chancellor however reiterated the readiness for cooperation and collaboration in any way possible to encourage Dominion University in partnership to the benefit of both institutions to the glory of the Almighty.
Others present at the meeting from Dominion University were Dr. O. Osasona, Dr. Jonah Akoun, Elder Bode Oyelami, Elder Femi Yerokun, Mr Abiola Oladele, Perssonal Assistant to the Chancellor and Barr. A. Adetoyibo, the Liaison Officer.
With the Vice-Chancellor on the Management of Kings University were the Registrar, Mrs Dorothy Salami, the University Libererian, Ven. Fola Akindojutini, Dean, Faculty of Sciences Prof. (Mrs) Adednike Kuku, Dean Faculty of Humanities, Management and Social Sciences Prof. Dele Adigun, and the Director of Academic Planning, Prof. Olu Malomo. Also in attendance were Mr. Odekunle (ICT) and the PRO Mrs Ngozi Adigun.
It was an exciting time as the faculty of science brought 'a big fish' which in turn attracted prominent personalities from sister universities like Adeleke, Redeemers, Fountain and OAU to Kings University community.
The Vice Chancellor, Professor Oladiran Famurewa, has reiterated the commitment of the Institution to inculcate in students the virtues of excellence and integrity, as he enjoined students to be diligent as they stood at the threshold of their dreams. The Vice Chancellor stated these at the occasion of the third University Lecture and the fourth matriculation ceremony of the Institution. He noted that matriculation is a formal admission into a tertiary institution, he then admonished the 46 matriculated students to maximize all the opportunities which their admission and university education would offer to accomplish their desires.
Welcoming parents and guests on the occasion, Professor Famurewa admonished the parents to encourage their wards to learn any vocational skill of their choice so as to propel the students to more relevance in the society. The VC explained that this was in line with the vision of the Institution to strike a balance between education and vocation, so that graduates who are not out of touch with the realities of the society are produced.
At the occasion, the guest lecturer, Professor Olayiwola Oladele, (a foremost Professor of Law) challenged all stakeholders in the Nigerian higher education sector to strive at generating and contextualizing knowledge for national development. The Law don observed that doing this would help the nation's higher institutions of learning to move from 'research and development' to 'research for development'. Speaking on the topic Higher Education: Back to the Basics, Surmounting the Present and Strategizing for the Future, Professor Oladele opined that in order to achieve a functional transition, there must be a paradigm shift in the higher learning mode.
He said, "It is expected that institutions of higher learning would generate relevant knowledge that would be applied in solving national problems, beginning with identifiable ones in the immediate environment. This lecture places a challenge before all stakeholders in the knowledge industry to contextualise development by fashioning the methodology and paradigm that will make it happen in impactful ways." The university don, therefore, implored both the government and the knowledge industry to collaborate in maximizing the industrial clusters in the six geo-political zones in the nation for the benefit of increased research for development.
The Chancellor of the institution, Pastor Matthew Ashimolowo, represented by Pastor Femi Faseru, also encouraged the matriculants to be focused in their studies. The Chancellor further admonished the students to pursue excellence so that when they graduate, they would be able to compete globally.
Also present at the occasion were High Chief Faseru and Prophetess Faseru, the Registrar, the University Librarian, Deans of Faculties, Heads of Departments, lecturers, parents, staff, students and well-wishers.
We live in a dynamic world in which solutions of yesterday may not be relevant in solving evolving problems.
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