Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko played host to accreditation teams of the National Universities Commission NUC between Monday, August 30 and Saturday, September 4, 2010. Made up of 6 Teams, the NUC delegation was warmly received by the Management led by the Vice-Chancellor of the University, Prof. Femi Mimko.

Prof. Mimiko described the teams as groups of erudite scholars and seasoned educational administrators, whose observations, experiences and suggestions will be appreciated by the university even as he expressed his belief and confidence in the ability of the team to do a good job in the university.

He said: “I am optimistic that the school will benefit from your wealth of experience, mostly at this crucial period when the University is on its journey to become a 21st century university properly called.”

Prof. Mimko, who during the occasion shed more light on some of the developments going on in the university said the new phase of development is “focused on deepening the integrity of its academic programmes through improved and more socially-relevant curricular; enhancement of the pedagogical prowess of its academics; and deepening its cosmopolitan outlook especially in staffing and student intake.

Today, there are more than 25 trainee academics from AAUA studying for the Ph.D. and other postgraduate degrees across the world under the university’s staff training programme.”

In his reaction, Prof B.A. Agboola, leader of Education Team (A), commended the institution’s management for the level of work and development in the University. He described the 27minutes documentary presented on developments as an innovative initiative that will ease and guide their work, and also enable them to have first-hand information about what are on ground in the University. He added that the University was the first to present such during accreditation exercise.

Other members of the teams include, Prof. K.S. Chuckol — Law Team, Prof. E.O. Esu — Geology Team, Prof. W. Iyiegbuniwe — Admin Team, Prof. M.A. Iliya — Science Team and Prof. Comfort Ekpo — Education Team (B).

Meanwhile, A junior lecturer in the Faculty of Science, Mr. Idowu Olaposi Omotuyi has won a Japanese Mext Scholarship to pursue a Ph.D. in Biochemistry in Japan. Mr. Omotuyi was one out of three academics chosen from scores of applicants across the country.

The management has since congratulated him on this feat, wishing him more success in his future endeavor.

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