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Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU) Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Ganiyu Olatunji Olatunde has lauded members of the institution’s chapter of the Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Universities (SSANU) for aligning with the academic culture and tradition of the university. The vice-chancellor gave the commendation against the backdrop of the focus and activities of the association in promoting academic excellence in the ivory tower through its annual public lecture series.

 

Olatunde, who spoke during the fifth Annual Public Lecture/Award, organised by the SSANU, held at the Otunba Gbenga Daniel Lecture Theatre, main campus of the university, hinted that the lecture series and activities were aimed at engendering and fostering healthy town and gown relationship, which is the university’s way of highlighting its significant contributions to promote, preserve and transmit values to both university and the larger society.

 

“In line with university’s tradition and culture of academic excellence, it is always a productive and hearty idea to bring people from outside the academia to join universities in their various discourse and processes, which would contribute tremendously in shaping the future and stability of our universities,” he said.

 

The Vice-Chancellor, therefore, commended OOU branch of SSANU for its initiative and contribution to the development of the institution, especially its efforts in ensuring a stable system and support for the administration. The lecture was entitled: “Nigerian Universities and the Success of Electoral Reforms: How far so far.”

 

In another development, a lecturer of the university at the Faculty of Science, Dr. Olufemi Adeyemi of the Chemistry Department was recently sponsored to a three-day Chemical Security Awareness Workshop by the United States Department of States Chemical Security Programme (CSP). Dr. Adeyemi was invited to participate in the workshop, which was administered by the Civilian Research and Development Foundation (CRDF) in partnership with the Chemical Society of Nigeria.

 

The workshop, which took place at Orchid Hotel, Dreamworld-Africana Way, Lekki, Lagos, according to the Chemical Society of Nigeria, would raise the chemical security awareness among stakeholders in the academia, industry and government.

 

“It would also ensure best practices in chemical security and provide resources to mitigate chemical security risks,” the society added. The guest lecturer, the Resident Electoral Commissioner for Oyo State andfriendof theunion, Mr. MutiuOlalekan Agboke, was represented by Mr. Olubunmi Ariyo.

 

Meanwhile, in his welcoming address, the Chairman of SSANU, Comrade Taiwo Egberongbe said apart from the annual lecture, five eminent Nigerianswouldbehonouredbytheassociation at the event in recognition of their contributions to the development of university education in the areas of administration, enactment of good laws and providing good leadership.

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