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CPAS CELEBRATES WORLD SCIENCE DAY
The College of Pure and Applied Science (CPAS) Landmark University in collaboration with the Nigerian Academy of Science, on Friday 9th November, 2018 joined the globe to celebrate the World Science Day. The Maiden edition which was attended by Faculty, Staff and Students of the College reflected on scientific approaches to National development.
The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Adeniyi Olayanju who was at the event lauded the initiative of the Pioneer Dean, CPAS, Professor Osemwegie Omorefosa for organizing such an impactful event where LMU could lend her voice to the global articulation and appraisal of the significance of science on the occasion of the World Science Day 2018. The Vice-Chancellor who in his remarks reiterated the agrarian vision LMU drives said “it is a fact that science and engineering play a crucial role in driving a realistic agricultural revolution. For us to combat food insecurity and attain food sufficiency and affordability, interdisciplinary engagements are unavoidable”. Professor Olayanju added that scientific knowledge when applied with concern for human welfare and environmental protection makes life better.
In addition, he revealed that as a nation yawning for development, Nigeria counts on the contributions of the global scientific community in which College of Science, Landmark University is integral. He, therefore, called on the scientists to work harder in tackling major issues that affect everyday lives such as food, energy, climate change, infectious diseases and counter terrorism. “It is on this premise I charge each and every one of us to prioritize innovations in science and technology, being the engines of the 21st century economy; if we truly care about the wealth and health of our nation”, the Vice-Chancellor added.
Corroborating the Vice-Chancellor’s stance on the subject matter, Emeritus Professor Timothy Obi who was the paper presenter revealed that space science, geology/oceanography, ethno-pharmacological/pharmacological sciences are areas where sciences have tremendously developed Nigeria. The Erudite Scholar also recognized area such as diagnosis treatment, management and control of infectious human and animal diseases as part of the effort of sciences. Professor Obi added that sciences have helped to totally eradicate two infectious diseases; small pox of human and rinderpest of cattle globally amongst other feats.
He, however, urged the younger generation in sciences to work assiduously in furtherance of the aforementioned accomplishments, Professor Obi said for sciences to be totally explored for national development, there is an urgent need for young Nigerian Scientist to emerge.
The World Science Day is celebrated every 10th of November globally, coincidentally; series of activities in Landmark University in the week had been science oriented, from the National Association of Mathematical Physics (NAMP) 29th Annual Colloquium held between 6th and 9th of November to the World Science Day celebration amongst others.
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