As part of the activities rounding off the 2021/2022 academic session, Landmark University held College Week across the four Colleges: Agricultural Sciences, Engineering, Pure and Applied Sciences, and Business and Social Sciences; and the Library Day of the Centre for Learning Resources (CLR) on Tuesday 12th July 2022.

The College Week is one of the extracurricular platforms engaged by the University to celebrate the students, faculty, and staff of the Colleges for their contributions to their various Departments, Colleges, and the vision quest of the University every academic year. The Colleges use the platform most especially to bid their final year students farewell as they transit into the world of work where they unleash the life-applicable training received at Landmark University to impact the world around them positively. 

Leading the Colleges to herald the College Week event, each of the Deans of Colleges (Pure and Applied Sciences – Professor Ayodele Adebiyi; Engineering – Professor John Ojediran; Agricultural Sciences – Dr Olayinka Alabi; and Business and Social Sciences – Dr Ben-Caleb Egbide) made a presentation to the cheering of both the staff and student populace at the Tuesday Chapel Service, 12th July 2022. It was a time to appreciate the support received from management, staff, and students, as well as, highlight the various milestones of the College achieved by both faculty and students.

Celebrating with the various Colleges, the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Charity Aremu congratulated the Deans, HODs, the professorate, members of faculty, staff, and the students of the Colleges on the milestones of the University which she said were all their collective achievements. While speaking to the University community, the Vice-Chancellor stated that since its inception, the Unversity has been enjoying unlimited growth in terms of faculty development and student subscriptions. She, thereafter, admonished the students to maximize the various opportunities their colleges offer, noting the SciVal top-rated and award-winning scholars as well as the professional certification platforms spread across the Colleges. The Vice-Chancellor further advised students to embrace responsibility, adding that they should make good decisions that would add value to their lives. 

In their various gatherings, the Colleges had the opportunity to interact within the scope of their disciplines. 

Speaking to the students in the College of Business and Social Sciences, the Dean, Dr Ben-Caleb Egbeide in his presentation on “Developing Investment Mentality”, admonished the students to invest wisely, avoid spending on liabilities and save for rainy days. He further enthused that to be smart financially, they must endeavor to have control over their income, expenses, and cash flow.

The Dean of College of Agricultural Sciences, Dr Olayinka Alabi in her remarks urged the students of the College to embrace agriculture and develop a passion to end food insecurity in alignment with the vision of the university. In furtherance of her admonition, Professor Olasunkanmi Bamiro in his presentation on “Agriculturists and Food Insecurity” noted that the availability of food in adequate quantity and safe form is a must for every nation, adding that agriculturists’ solutions to food insecurity such as breeding and provision of high-yielding crops and animals, breeding of pest-resistant crops and research work must be done to improve agricultural production.

The College of Engineering also had the Chairman, Nigerian Society of Engineers, Omu-Aran Chapter, Engr Samuel Aremu accompanied by his Vice, Engr John Ramonu in their midst to grace the occasion. His sensitization centred on professional career development in engineering, listed the requirements to become members of the Society and highlighted their advantages, noting their roles in the enhancement of their employability status. This not only emphasized the effort of the Colleges in creating a platform to interact with professionals but also helped them to launch their careers upon graduation. Engr Aremu challenged them to be patriotic towards providing solutions to the hydra-headed challenges kowtowing the development of the nation such as food, production, and power amongst others. Harping on power, he admonished them to be good managers of electricity supply within their area towards maximizing its availability.

For the College of Pure and Applied Sciences, Professor Stephen Owa espoused the role of scientists in meeting the food need in line with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).




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