KINGS UNIVERSITY HOLDS MAIDEN UNIVERSITY LECTURE AND SECOND MATRICULATION
The Kings University debate team has emerged third at the Centre for Human Security Inter-University debate competition held at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library, Abeokuta on the 2nd of March, 2017.
Kings University held its maiden University lecture at the University lecture theatre on 17th of February, 2017 . The lecture on the topic "Leadership, Management of Innovation and Universities of the future" was delivered by guest speaker, Professor O. Ibidapo-Obe, a former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Lagos and the Federal University Ndufu Alike Ikwo, Ebonyi State.
Kings University has played a host to the 1st Annual Zonal Symposium organized by the Nigerian Society for Microbiology (NSM) South-West zone in a bid to show more support for research work which will consequently aid development of solutions to solve societal problems.
The 3-day symposium themed Harnessing Microbes for Health and Wealth was the very first in the zone and served as exchange of knowledge and ideas to all microbiologist across the Country. The symposium which had many scholars from various Universities represented also had renowned Professors in the microbiology field present.
In his welcome address, the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Oladiran Famurewa who is also a microbiologist appreciated the National Executive Council of the NSM for deeming it fit in making Kings University the host for the maiden edition of the zonal symposium.
According to him, the symposium will provide an avenue for professionals in the field to foster new ideas for scientific development in the zone.
He further enjoined his colleagues to fully participate and make research findings contribution which will ensure the success of the event.
The Chancellor, Senior Pastor Matthew Ashimolowo, represented by the Vice-Chancellor, in his opening remarks expressed his pleasure at Kings University being chosen as the venue for the epoch making event.
He further appreciated the symposium team and members of the organizing committee for the time and dedication shown in ensuring the success of the event.
He later charged participants to put to use the knowledge gained as a result of the symposium.
The South-West Zonal Coordinator of NSM in his speech commended Kings University for taking up the responsibility to host the event, adding that it is the first time such a symposium will be taking place in a private University.
He further assured participants that the conference will not only be beneficial to them academically but enhance social interactions among colleagues.
Some of the highlights of the event were the presentation of awards to the keynote speaker, Professor O.M. Onagbesan, Lead presenter Professor (Mrs) Bukola Kuforiji, Distinguished Professors in the microbiological field and the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Oladiran Famurewa who was awarded a Fellow of the NSM for his contribution to the development of microbiology in Nigeria.
Present at the Occasion were the Registrar, Mrs Dorothy Salami, University Librarian, Venerable Fola Akindojutimi, Bursar, Elder Babatunde Apata, Dean, Faculty of Science, Professor Albert Achudume, National President of NSM, Professor K.I. Eniola among others.
Kings University has participated in the wealth creation platform conference which was held at the KINGSWAY INTERNATIONAL CHRISTIAN CENTRE (KICC) prayer done in Maryland, Lagos. The 3-day conference organised by KICC had many people from different walks of life converge to listen to notable Nigerians speak on how to make, manage and multiply wealth. Among the notable speakers were Senior Pastor Matthew Ashimolowo of KICC, Mrs Folorunso Alakija and the Honourable Minister of Finance Mrs Kemi Adeosun.
The university which was represented by some members of the mobilization committee and some students had a stand at the exhibition hall of the event centre to showcase some of the University's materials while providing information through interaction with participants at the conference.
The Vice-Chancellor Professor Oladiran Famurewa, has charged students of Kings University to develop their entrepreneurial skills and not just rely on the certificate that will be obtained from the University, so as to make a mark in the society and the country at large.
He said this during the 2016 Global Entrepreneurial week workshop and inauguration of KU ENACTUS which held at the lecture theatre.
The Vice-Chancellor who stated that one of the unique core values of the institution is the encouragement of skill acquisition by all students, added that successful Entrepreneurs hinges on being innovative and thinking outside the box.
He further admonished students to take up the challenge and start to do things differently in order to become employers of labour in the nearest future.
The Kings University centre for entrepreneurship has been inaugurated into ENACTUS as part of strategies to promote the spirit of competitiveness amongst KU students.
The coordinator of the KUCENT Professor Victor Olumekun explained that "ENACTUS is an international non-profit organisation dedicated to inspiring students to improve the world most especially through entrepreneurial action".
The event which also coincided with the 2016 Global Entrepreneurship week saw the ENACTUS team from Adekunle Ajasin University Akungba give a presentation on the impact of ENACTUS on society using the positive power of business within the community.
One of the highlights of the events was the presentation of products gotten from all forms of waste in the surroundings by some students who have developed prototypes during the holiday.
Some of the product prototypes on display were lamp stand, flower vase, shampoo, table cloth using used pure water sachets, mini vacuum cleaner and so on. The winner was later announced at the end of the event.
This is to remind all applicants who are yet to come for the screening exercise for the 2016/2017 admission, to come for the screening at the university campus, as resumption is on the 13th of November, 2016 and academic activities commence immediately.
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