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LANDMARK HOLDS A MEETING ON ACHIEVING POSTGRADUATE STUDENTS TIMELY COMPLETION OF THEIR PROGRAMMES
Timeliness is a major flagship of Landmark University Postgraduate School driven passionately by the University’s Management towards entrenching a robust academic culture. Again, Management’s commitment was emphasized towards the realization of this goal in their meeting with the graduating class of postgraduate students for Postgraduate diplomas (PGDs) and Master’s degrees (M.Sc.).
Speaking at the meeting, the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Adeniyi Olayanju noted that postgraduate studies is the future of any serious institution, that is why Management has been very much interested in encouraging prompt academic and research activities at the School and maintaining an open-door policy to promote hitch-free interactions and excellent services in the School. Professor Olayanju appreciated the students for their cooperation, noting the University’s acknowledgment of the students’ confidence reposed in the system to get quality postgraduate education and value for their investment.
In the school’s effort to ascertain quality academic culture, the Vice-Chancellor reiterated the university’s zero tolerance for academic mediocrity especially in relation to research output, stating that it is what gives credence to the University’s quality education delivery. He, therefore, enjoined the students to take the comments of their examiners very seriously and apply due diligence in the production and timely submission of their dissertations. While concluding, the Vice-Chancellor expressed optimism in having 100 percent graduation of the first set of postgraduate students. “It is our prayer that we have 100 percent graduation this year. And that is why we are here to ensure that this becomes a reality. You have laid your hands on the plough, there is no going back,” he asserted.
The Registrar, Miss Fola Oyinloye, while appreciating God for His faithfulness, expressed joy that the School which kicked off in the 2018/2019 academic session would be releasing the first set of postgraduate students to the world. She appreciated the various contributions of the College Coordinators towards the realization of the dream of the School. She also commended the Dean of the School for particularly pursuing the interest of the students as well as ensuring due compliance with school guidelines. Commending the students for their commitment and tenacity to complete their programme, the Registrar noted that the School does not have any record of student withdrawal since inception. The Registrar, therefore, reassured the students of the University’s commitment to ensuring timely graduation in the School of Postgraduate Studies. “Finishing your studies in record time is one of our point of attraction. If you are here for a PGD programme, in 12 months you are done. If it is Master’s degree, in 18 months you are done and if it is PhD, in 36 months, you are done. We need to ensure that the vow we made to you is being adhered to,” she said.
Earlier, the Dean of the School, Professor Charity Aremu had stated the purpose of the meeting: to provide an enabling environment that will culminate into students’ timely attainment of their academic pursuit. Speaking about the students, Professor Aremu said “They are our debut. They are our academic forward-looking, vision-driven core-value compliant students. Today, we have our hope in these students because they are the pacesetters set of students that will take the vision of Landmark to the globe having being built with requisite capacity for global impact. So, we cannot take anything that pertains to them for granted because we believe in them.” Leading the students, the Dean appreciated the management for their passionate and in-loco parentis support for the students’ academic success, saying that the management has been unrelenting in promoting ambience for excellence and facilitating the completion of their programmes in record time.
According to the data presented by the Dean, over 70 percent of the students have satisfied all academic requirements to be enlisted for this year’s convocation ceremony while less than 30 percent have varied degree of challenges ranging from awaiting defence to non-completion of dissertation and no journal publications.
It could be recalled that this meeting was the second in its series towards ensuring the set of postgraduate students conclude their programmes within the stipulated time.
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