Monday, 15 December 2014

AAUA Honours Own 32 New Ph.D. Holders


Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko, Wednesday last week, celebrated its 32 academic staff who obtained Ph.D. at home and abroad in 2014 at a reception held in the new Senate Building of the institution.

It will be recalled that the university management, in April 2012, celebrated its academic staff who obtained Ph.D. at home and abroad from 2010 to 2012.

In his remark, the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Femi Mimiko, congratulated the honourees and urged them to focus on research that would make significant impact on the society.

Prof. Mimiko said, “I plead with you, let people know that this generation of Ph.D. holders in the system are going to be adding value to the university and the society. As academics, our research has to be relevant. A research that is not relevant to the day-to-day lives of the people is not useful.”

While Prof. Mimiko said the university would give necessary support to those who were not able to go abroad for their Ph.D. for post doctorate opportunities, he advised, “Let’s remain in the business of academics. You must make up your mind on the need for you to give back to the university that has been so good to you.”

Presenting the fresh Ph.D. holders, Deputy Vice Chancellor (Administration), Prof. Francis Oyebade, said the university reveres knowledge and holds academic excellence in high esteem, thus, the need to formally congratulate and felicitate with the honourees. 

The Keynote Speakers at the event, Professors Niyi Akinnaso, Olu Aboluwoye, Olusola Ibukun, Tomola Obamuyi, tasked honourees and other academics to direct their researches at solving the various problems afflicting mankind and the society, and to jealously guard the virtue of originality and preserve academic culture.

The Speakers also stressed the need for collaborative research efforts among the academics.

The event was attended by the other Principal Officers, Professors, Deans of Faculty, Directors of Centres and Heads of Unit. 

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