It was a defining moment for Landmark University on Saturday 22nd January 2022 as student groups across the University pitched their ideas to redefine the University Cafeteria and Shopping Mall operations towards upscaling their service delivery to the student populace. The Innovation Challenge tagged “Redefine Landmark University Cafeteria and Shopping Mall” was under the auspices of the Student Development Office of the Directorate of Student Affairs and was contested by 7 teams who demonstrated their ingenuity and commitment towards quality student welfare in the University. In line with the saying ‘charity begins at home’, the event further gave expression to the Chancellor, Dr David Oyedepo’s idea of a university as ‘a place where solutions to societal problems are found and value added to humanity’, noting the impact of the challenge on the University community at a time it is most needed. 

While giving her remarks, the Acting Vice-Chancellor, Professor Charity Aremu expressed great delight in the event which she described as a turning point for the Landmark University business ventures noting its value-adding import as well as the great opportunity it afforded the participating students to create a niche for themselves with their innovations. She commended the students for distinguishing themselves with their innovations which categorized them among the few that engage in productive thinking to create solutions. “Only those who can maximise their brains and environment can rule their world,” she stimulated the students further while encouraging others to identify areas of contribution. The Vice-Chancellor appreciated the leadership of the Student Affairs for identifying such bringboard for the students to reach their goals.

In furtherance of the gratification derived from this event, the Registrar, Miss Fola Oyinloye emphasized that such programmes which engage students more positively have the capacity to reduce in no small measure disciplinary actions against the students, hence encouraging the Directorate of Student Affairs to explore the student development platform towards the fulfilment of the University’s mission drive. In addition, the Registrar noted that the students have exemplified the Landmark University student model who is expected to be a game-changer, world changer and solution provider. 

The Dean of Student Affairs, Dr Razaq Animashaun, therefore, appreciated the management for the support towards the reality of the programme while assuring them of more impactful and remarkable programmes for the students. 

According to the Head, Student Development Office, Mr Noah Olaibi, the challenge was born out of the University’s commitment to develop a culture of problem-solving, ingenuity, and high productivity amongst the students and to activate beneficial skills that will be required for progress in life.

Team Power won the contest with a cash award of one hundred thousand naira (N100,000), while Team E-Cart and Team OrderIt won the 1st Runner Up and 2nd Runner Up with cash award of thirty-five thousand naira (N35,000) and thirty thousand naira (N30,000) respectively. In addition, the Landmark University Student Council, Chaired by King Divine Success Lewis, also awarded the three (3) winners cash of N20,000, N15,000 and N10,000 respectively. Other teams included AEDH, Best of the Best, Defarms5, and Mobile Steward.

On the panel of Judges were the Dean, College of Business and Social Sciences, Dr Ben Caleb; HoD of Business Studies, Dr Fred Peter; Dr Emmanuel Igbekele, System Analyst and Programmer, Landmark University Centre for Systems and Information Services; Mr Akinwale Oshodi, Software Engineer, Landmark University Centre for Systems and Information Services; and Mr Lanre Akanle, representative of the Head, Landmark University Development Ventures.




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