LANDMARK CELEBRATES 11TH FOUNDERS DAY

On Monday, March 22, 2022, members of management, faculty, staff and students of Landmark University commemorated the University’s 11th Founder’s Day. It was a time of appreciation to God with a deep reflection on the current state of the University vis a vis where it all started. 

While addressing the general assembly of the University populace, the Acting (Ag.) Vice-Chancellor, Professor Charity Aremu had noted that the dimension of events in the University could be traced to Grace at work upon the Visioner, Dr David Oyedepo for his obedience to the voice of God in the creation of a platform that brought the congregation together. She noted further that it was the same grace that was upon the University, noting its significant position in Nigeria’s education landscape and development over the years. Professor Aremu drew a clear picture of ‘where we are and where we are coming from’ to show the progression of the University over the years. “Where we started from was a very humble beginning, when we had only one college building. We had in that one college building only one college taking care of all the departments and programmes. But today, the story has changed,” she said. 

She noted further that the population of the University community had geometrically multiplied so much that there had been an overflow in places where there used to be an enormous vacuum during events at inception. “Where we are, we now hold two chapel services in a week. Now, we have four colleges. Where we are, now we have not less than 1200 faculty and staff. Now we have not less than 40 members of the professorate. Many of our members of faculty have been enjoying international collaborations and linkages. 

“Landmark University had less than 10 articles in Scopus as of 2011 and today, we have not less than 1302 Scopus indexed articles in high impact journals. In the beginning, our health services were only carried out in 3 rooms but today, we have an ultramodern medical centre. The total number of our pathfinders are not less than 3000 as of today. We are in a place where the spirituality level of every individual is receiving attention and growth on daily basis. We are in a place where relevant organizations are eager to partner with us.”

In addition, the Ag. Vice-Chancellor noted that no individual in the academic community could deny the evidence of the grace of God at work in their lives. According to her, she came into Landmark University as a Senior Lecture in 2012. “Today, I am not only a professor but also highly privileged to be acting in the capacity of the Vice-Chancellor of this great citadel of learning. It is a privilege I do not take for granted,” she said.

In the same vein, the Registrar, Miss Adefunke Fola Oyinloye, attested to the grace of God at work in the University. She said, “I have had the privilege to see the University evolve from one level of glory to another. It has been 11 years of safety, serenity, and great accomplishments. We have come to return all glory to God for the hand of God has been undeniable in the affairs of Landmark University.” 

Validating Proverbs 14 verse 28 (In the multitude of people is the king's honour:), the Registrar expressed joy looking at the multitudes of faculty, staff, and the kings and queens, whom she said the Lord Himself brought in contact with His grace in the University. 

She also joined her voice with Ag. Vice-Chancellor to appreciate the Chancellor, Dr David Oyedepo; the Proprietor base, the Living Faith Church International; the Pro-Chancellor, Pastor Faith Oyedepo; members of the Board of Regents for their unflinching support over the years. She later reeled out other programmes outlined for the commemoration of the 11th Founder’s Day, most prominent was a lecture titled “The Place of Communications in 21st Century Agricultural Revolution” presented by Professor Emmanuel Ajisegiri, followed by a parley, discussing communications deliverables to advancing the frontiers of agrarian revolution and the dedication of the newly built laboratories and Radio/TV Studio of the Mass Communication programme.

Giving a goodwill message on the event was the BOR and University Secretary, Pastor Frederick Aghahuwa. He congratulated the community on the 11th Founder’s Day while acknowledging the hand of God in the affairs of the University. He later stressed how important the role of every individual in the smooth running of the University system. “We are all together in partnership to work the work. It is not the boss-subordinate relationship but partnership relationship that can help us to move Landmark forward. As we celebrate today, we need to reflect on this relationship as we make contributions from our different platforms,” he enthused. Quoting Ephesians 4 verse 3, Pastor Aghahuwa also implored the community to follow peace with one another because, without peace, there cannot be progress.

The Chaplain of the University, Pastor Omotunbi Oluwatimilehin charged the congregation on thanksgiving and praise of the Almighty God who made the day a reality to recount undeniable testimonies to the glory of God. He later led the congregation into a session of praise.


 

 
 

 

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