The Landmark University School of Postgraduate Studies on Tuesday 18th December, 2018, held a workshop on research proposal writing with the theme “Academic Proposal Proficiency”, for the Postgraduate students. This was done in furtherance of the University’s commitment to high impact publications. 

The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Adeniyi Olayanju while delivering his keynote address, charged the students to key into the publication drive of the University in other to stay relevant in their field of studies. Professor Olayanju stated that to attain the desired world-class status, high impact publication is a must. While he appreciated members of Faculty that have made relevant marks in this regards, he made it known that so far Landmark University has almost 200 publications in Scopus Indexed Journals (SIJ) which he said is higher than the combined records of 2016 and 2017.

The Vice-Chancellor added that the performance indicators ranking universities amongst others are Quality of Teaching, Research Engagement, Citations and International Outlook of which Research is the major indicator. He reiterated that the quality of an institution’s postgraduate students contributes to her level of development. “As students you have to key into the vision of the University, your researches are expected to be solution driven,” the Vice-Chancellor enthused.  

Earlier, the Dean School of Postgraduate Studies, Professor Charity Aremu in her welcome words, said the school feels the urgency in organizing such workshop at the moment in order to align the students with arts and acts of writing proposal. She added that with the dynamics of research findings, students should be equipped in the area of scientific writing as to be part of the vision 10:2028 of the University. 

The two resource persons, Dr. Oluyomi Adeyemi of the College of Pure and Applied Science (CPAS) and Dr. Abiola Asaleye of the College of Business and Social Sciences (CBS) took the students through the rudiments of writing good academic proposal in the Sciences and Social Sciences. Dr. Adeyemi noted the importance of being well informed on a particular topic and added that a proposal is not just a research question. He said further that necessary details have to be in place while writing a proposal. Dr. Asaleye in his own presentation said the proposal must clearly state a problem or knowledge gap in a society and noted that each research chapter must be well presented. They both advised the participants to see proposal writing as an attainable feat in their academic pursuit in order to remain focused and accomplished in their respective fields.




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