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11th Faculty Lecture | Food System in Africa as the Biggest Employer yet for our Youth

11th Faculty Lecture | Food System in Africa as the Biggest Employer yet for our Youth

The Faculty of Agriculture holds her 11th Faculty Lecture on Thursday, November 21st, 2019 at the Oduduwa Hall by 10:00 a.m.

The topic of the lecture is Food System in Africa as the Biggest Employer yet for our Youth. The guest lecturer is Honourable Prof. (Mrs.) Ruth K. Oninang'o, chairman, Board of Saskawa Africa Fund. The special guest of Honour is Senator Adenigba Fadahunsi, senator osun east senatorial district.

The 11th edition of the lecture will also witness an Agricultural Outputs/Products Exhibition holding at the Faculty of Agric, Pavillion, between 18th-22nd November, 2019.
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Valedictory Lecture in Honor of Prof. P.O. Aina | Climate Change, Environmental and food Insecurity: Solutions Beneath our Feet

The Department of Soil and Land Resources Management holds a valedictory lecture in honor of Professor Patrick Oladipo Aina. The lecture is titled Climate Change, Environmental and Food Insecurity: Solutions Beneath Our Feet.

The event is scheduled for Oduduwa Hall, 11 a.m. on Friday 22nd November, 2019 and will also include a book launch.
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348th Inaugural Lecture | Teeth for a Lifetime: Navigating Tortuous Canals for Preservation of the Human Dentition

The 348th Inaugural Lecture of the University holds on 12th November, 2019 at the Oduduwa Hall. The lecture will be delivered by Prof. Adeleke Oke Oginni, a professor of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics. The lecture is titled Teeth for a Lifetime: Navigating Tortuous Canals for Preservation of the Human Dentition.

The event will be live-streamed on the University's Youtube Channel and the Livestream website at http://livestream.oauife.edu.ng
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50 + 1 Solo Art Exhibition and Lecture: My Attempt

A call has gone out to education policymakers and curriculum planners in the country to integrate entrepreneurial training in educational curricular as this will help in combating the menace of unemployment in the Nigerian society.

The Vice-Chancellor, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Professor Eyitope Ogunbodede and Professor Rasaq Olatunde Kalilu made the call while speaking in separate capacities as chief host and guest lecturer respectively at the 50 + 1 Solo Art Exhibition and Lecture tagged, “My Attempt”, staged by Dr. Lanre Idowu of the Department of Educational Technology, Faculty of Education, OAU, Ile-Ife.

First to speak was Prof. Ogunbodede who affirmed that the University was in the process of a complete overhaul of the curricular of its various programmes to include entrepreneurial training with special focus on reduction of the rate of unemployment among university graduates in the country.

He further maintained that his administration is planning to reposition the university as 21st Century compliant by integrating entrepreneurial skill acquisition training in the school’s curricular such that all graduates of the University will have at least one skill by the end of their stay on campus.

The Vice Chancellor disclosed at the event that the University has concluded arrangement to open an art gallery for the Department of Fine Art effective from next academic session so that revenue accruing to the Department from the gallery can be used to maintain the department. 

Addressing art enthusiasts, collectors, friends and colleagues of the exhibitor as well as invited guests, Professor Rasaq Kalilu a former DVC (Lautech) explored the connection between fine art and entrepreneurship in his lecture, submitting that there is no discipline or human endeavour that does not make use of the tenets and principles of fine art, even as he maintained further that there is no limit to what visual art can do, or what it can be applied to.

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Kalilu, while admonishing his audience to embrace visual art because of the numerous entrepreneurial opportunities inherent in it, emphasised that it can be used to empower many people, noting that security issues will abate when people are engaged gainfully.

He, therefore, called on the government to collaborate with corporate organizations and other private individuals already running periodic entrepreneurial skill acquisition programmes in order to widen the scope and extend the programmes to more people in the interest of the peace and security of the society.

Earlier, the exhibitor, Dr. Lanre Idowu, while welcoming all to the event, appreciated them for making out time to attend the exhibition even as he tasked them on the need to embrace the move for sensitization on the importance of fine art in tackling unemployment, which he said should be an important takeaway from the exhibition.  He encourages secondary school pupils present to pick interest in fine art as a subject, lamenting the low level of enrolment in fine art at post-primary level.

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2-Day Workshop for Provost, Deans, Directors, HODs, Secretaries

UPDATE on 05/11/19: This workshop has been postponed until further notice due to the on-going accreditation exercise in the university

The Staff Training & Development / Industrial Relations Unit holds a 2-day workshop scheduled for 5th and 6th November on effective service delivery for Provosts, Deans, Directors, Heads of Departments of Units and College/Faculty Secretaries.

Theme: Effective Service Delivery in the 21st Century University System
Date: Tuesday 5th and Wednesday 6th November, 2019
Time: 8.00 a.m. - 5.00 p.m.
Venue: Oduduwa Hall, Obafemi Awolowo University
Chairman: Vice-Chancellor
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NICE-SA Holds 6th Late Emeritus Professor Martins Olusola Ogedengbe Annual Lecture

Nigerian Institution of Civil Engineers, Student’s Affiliate (NICE-SA) Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Technology graciously request for your presence, at the 6th Late Emeritus Professor Martins Olusola Ogedengbe Annual Lecture. The programme is scheduled for 6th of November, 2019 at the Oduduwa Hall. The theme is 21st Century Challenges and Revolution: Flooding, Building Collapse and Intelligent Infrastructure; a clarion call. The lecture will address the brewing issues in the Civil Engineering practice such as Recurrent Building Collapse, Building Information Modelling (BIM), Intelligent Infrastructure among others in order to inform the university community and to equip students for life after school. This programme will host top echelons in the Civil Engineering profession.

Furthermore, it will also play host to a design competition among various higher institutions (Universities and Polytechnics) in Nigeria which is a comprehensive design of an airport facility. This public lecture and the standard engineering design competition are organized to sensitize students and the University community on the Challenges and Revolution in the Civil Engineering world.

However, rather than organising the usual brain-teaser quiz test for students, Airport design was chosen because its design encompasses all the branches of Civil Engineering (Structural, Transportation, Water resources and Geotechnical Engineering) amongst others. It is with full knowledge that Airport Design is not taught at undergraduate level that this competition is organised to challenge the intellectual capacity of students to make research, assemble all knowledge garnered in bits and bring to bear in the comprehensive design. This competition was brought out to serve as a live project design training for students which is little or non-existent in higher institutions of learning in the country.

Layouts, location drawings and architectural drawings have been sent out to applicants. A deadline of six weeks was given to students to come up with their designs after which their designs will be forwarded to experienced senior engineers for assessment of designs. The top five teams will be invited to present and justify their designs at the event and the top three teams will be announced and adequately rewarded. The Engineering Assessment would be done by top consulting companies such as ARUP Nigeria; Integrated Advanced Analysts (IAA); Advanced Engineering Consultants; Etteh Aro & Partners and Epignosis Engineering Limited.

The Platinum Host of the day is Prof. Eyitope Ogunbodede, Vice-Chancellor of Obafemi Awolowo University; the Chief Host of the day is Prof. G. A. Aderounmu, Dean Faculty of Technology and Dr. A. A. Akindahunsi, the HOD of Civil Engineering is the host of the day. The Royal father of the occasion is Oba Olaniyi Adediwura, Obalufe of Ife (Prime Minister of Ife kingdom). Expected at this event are captains of industry across all walks of life, including but not limited to Engr. (Mrs.) Aishat Umar, National Chairman of Nigerian Institutions of Civil Engineers(NICE); Engr. A.A. Adebajo, Chairman of Arup Nigeria; Engr. Olugbenga Ogundipe, the Honourable representing Ife-South in Osun State House of Assembly; Dr. Adekunle Olaoye, Chairman Epignosis Engineering Limited; Engr. Esther Okougha, former Director, Federal Ministry of Works and Housing; Mr. Seun Fakorede, Oyo State Commissioner for Youth and Sport and a host of alumni who have achieved remarkable feats in the Civil Engineering practice at home and abroad.
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Livestream: 6th Registry Lecture Series

The Registry Unit of the Obafemi Awolowo University presents her 6th Registry Lecture Series titled “Employee Engagement in Universities: New Times, New Paradigms, New Skill”. The Guest Lecturer is Prof. Olukunle Iyanda (FNIM), President and Chairman of Council, Nigeria Institute of Management (Chartered). Date: Thursday 10th October, 2019. Venue: Oduduwa Hall, OAU
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