Why we’ll continue to engage best brains, by Bowen varsity VC

• School gets DVC, Registrar, Chief Librarian

Vice-Chancellor, Bowen University, Iwo, Osun State, Prof Joshua Ogunwole, has assured that the faith-based institution would continue to engage best brains for the provision of qualitative and competitive education.

Prof Ogunwole disclosed that the university is on the lookout for best brains and talents to engage, stimulate and motivate students, as part of its strategic repositioning, adding that the faculties in the institution could compete favourably with their peers all over the world.

Speaking at the investiture of new principal officers anchored by the university’s Chancellor, Dr. Michael Abodunrin, the vice chancellor stated that new appointments are meant to bring on board, a culture of discipline that de-emphasizes hierarchy and would further strengthen teamwork and excellent spirit within the system.

The VC added that it was against this backdrop that the university appointed Prof Oluwatosin Atobatele as Deputy Vice Chancellor, Mr. Babatunde Adetona as Registrar and Mrs. Aderonke Otunla as university Librarian.

“We are taking bold moves to ensure that we retain the best brains and to continually attract them. With this and many more creative initiatives, Bowen is calculated to be a choice institution where those who had hitherto embarked on or found attraction in academic tourism to western countries would see the institution as an unrivalled option.

“Before COVID-19 pandemic swept the world, Bowen University had launched the Smart School Hub (SsHUB) to effectively engage students in productive academic activities anywhere they are. It was therefore easy to transit to online lecture delivery despite all odds; and while the pandemic and lockdown lasted, the institution was in session with continuous assessment and examination for university-wide courses effectively administered.

The VC added: “Currently, further plans are ongoing to engage the best academics all over the world. We are already interacting with academics in the diaspora with demonstrable competence in online teaching. These and many more are some of the deliberate strategies put in place to attract world-class scholars and other categories of personnel.

In a short exhortation, Rev Dickson Madoghwe, who spoke on the theme: “Turning life opportunities to profitable ventures”, urged the new officers to use the appointment to serve God and humanity profitably.

The University Librarian who spoke on behalf of the other newly appointed principal officers, promised not to disappoint the management, stressing that they would join hands with others to take the institution to the next level.


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