Evidence abounds that Landmark University is thriving in her undergraduate programmes. Necessity demands that Higher Degree Programmes should be flagged off in the University having graduated two sets of Pathfinders. It is in this light that Management of the University inaugurated a Working Group on 13th November 2015 in preparation for the take-off of the School of Postgraduate Studies.

The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Aize Obayan stressed in the course of the inauguration the need for creating new frontiers of knowledge and innovation as a requisite for attainment of the envisioned world class status. She says “It is important to look beyond graduate programmes to Postgraduate Programmes because Universities that have made marks in the world did it through their Postgraduate Programmes.” This prompts the move to deploy proactive measures that would facilitate the smooth take-off of the Postgraduate School while the University awaits the approval of the National Universities Commission (NUC). The Working Group is expected to hit the ground running, in terms of policy formulation, production of curriculum, handbook, prospectus and other requirements for NUC accreditation. “We need to also look at what our research focus would be and all these are embedded in the foundation, as the height of a building is determined by its foundation. This is a working group that would give us a blue print for efficient and effective take-off of the Postgraduate Programme and I believe by the grace of God, we are going places on this platform,” the Vice-Chancellor charged the Working Group.

The Registrar, Dr. Daniel Rotimi, read out the names of members of the Working Group and each member accepted the offer before Management. The Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Professor Enoch Oyawoye read out the terms of reference to the members, calling for commitment of all towards the success of the assignment. Then the Vice-Chancellor formally inaugurated the Working Group.

In her acceptance speech on behalf of the Working Group, the Chairperson and Dean, School of Postgraduate Studies, Professor Charity Aremu thanked the Vice-Chancellor for the privilege of service in the University. She gave assurance that the School of Postgraduate Studies would be driving a new frontier in quality research that would earn the University a global reputation. “God would help us to create synergy and research focus for all programmes and with senior colleagues in team, we are going to come up with innovative and cutting edge research.” She pledged total commitment on behalf of the Working Group to Management as she concludes, “By God’s grace we would not let the Management down.”

The interactive session witnessed series of advice by other members of Management to the Working Group. The Vice-Chancellor concluded by asking the Working Group to get a cue of success galore from the Living Faith Commission and set to work to achieve reverberating success.




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