Landmark University prides itself in providing conducive ambience that does not only facilitate academic excellence but also extracurricular fulfilment for both members of the University and external communities. Over a thousand students and staff of the Deeper Life High School (DLHS) drawn from eleven states of the Federation enjoyed the serenity, sanity, and purity the University affords during their 2019 edition of Learning Outside the Classroom (LOtC) programme between Sunday 28th July and 3rd August, 2019.

Speaking at their courtesy visit to the Vice-Chancellor of the University, Professor Adeniyi Olayanju, on Thursday, 1st August 2019, the Education Secretary of the Ministry, Mrs. Thelma Malaka revealed that the experience of the 2019 LOtC held in Landmark was remarkably unprecedented in the history of the programme since its inception in 2012. According to her, the University is not only endowed with adequate and topnotch facilities but also rich spiritual, human and environmental resources which facilitated the success of the programme which would have a lasting and positive impact on the psyche of the students in line with the vision of the programme. She, therefore, on behalf of the General Overseer, Deeper Life Bible Church, Pastor W.F. Kumuyi appreciated the Chancellor, Landmark University, Dr. David Oyedepo, management and the entire University Community for providing such a friendly environment towards the success of their programme.

The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Adeniyi Olayanju in his welcome remarks, lauded the initiative, investment and commitment to national building which had been imparted to the students in their early age. While drawing a parallel in the visions of both institutions, he said that the University’s agrarian revolution drive is targeted at the young ones who are the future of this nation. He added that they have brought them to the right place at the right time. The Vice-Chancellor, however, encourage other education platforms to emulate the gesture while also inspiring them to develop their interest in agriculture, adding that the hidden treasures  in the mother earth must be explored through agriculture and if the nation must develop, economy diversification is germane. 

Earlier, the programme coordinator and Principal, DLHS Osogbo, Mr. Emmanuel Komolafe had led other Principals to pay a visit to the Vice-Chancellor in his office on Monday, 29th July 2019. Mr. Komolafe who expressed the School’s gratitude to Landmark Management ably led by Engr. Professor Adeniyi Olayanju for the warm reception and hospitality, stated that the participants were marveled at the serene ambience and landscape Landmark prides in. Mr. Komolafe added that some of their students have already made known their intentions to study in Landmark University for their higher education. “This is the 7th year of LOtC. We have been to several Universities but with what we have seen so far, the experience remains the best,” he noted. He stated that the choice of Landmark for this year’s edition came divinely as they were more encouraged with the similarities of both citadel’s core values and ideologies.  

Also speaking, the National Curriculum Officer, Deeper Life High School, Mr. Alfred Ogulusi revealed that the idea of LOtC is borne out of the passion the school has to raise a generation of youth who would be see the development of their nation as their project. Other aims of the programme highlighted were to promote unity in diversity, perseverance spirit and hope in the coming generation for a better Nigeria. “The General Overseer advised us to stop taking these children abroad and focus on changing their mentality that Nigerians can develop Nigeria by visiting places in Nigeria built by Nigerians and making meaningful contributions to Nigeria. By so doing, we are building hope in them and also encouraging them that amidst the decadence some Nigerians are doing great things,” he noted. He added that the team believed that by the time the programme is rounded off, participants will have more trust and confidence in the Country.  

The children and the officials were led on a facility tour in the campus, visiting the Engineering Students Work Experience Programme (SWEP), Teaching and Research Farm among others.




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