CU WARP 2011
Covenant University has continued to expand the frontiers of capacity building for teaching, research and national development, through organization of quality conferences and workshops.
On Monday, February 14, 2011, the University successful kicked off the International Workshop on Alternative Research Paradigms (WARP 2011) hosted by the Department of Psychology at the African Leadership Development Centre which drew participants from three continents.
The WARP (2011), which represents the possibilities of a paradigm shift in researching, framing academic identities and indigenous knowledge promotion, was declared open by the Vice Chancellor, Professor Aize Obayan, who expressed optimism on the positive impact that the workshop would have on research and national development.
The Keynote Address was presented by Professor Jack Whitehead, an international scholar at the Liverpool Hope University in the UK. Professor Whitehead is also a Visiting Professor at Ningxia Teachers University in China and a Visiting Fellow at the University of Bath where he worked in the Education Department for 36 years.
The Workshop which continues till Thursday, February 17 will have papers presented by international scholars, including Professor Whitehead and Professor Jean McNiff, an erudite Professor of Educational Research at York St John University, UK who also has Visiting Professorships at the University of Limerick, Ireland; the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, South Africa; and the Ningxia Teachers’ University, People’s Republic of China. Other resource persons are Professor Akin Odebunmi, USA, Professor Augustine Nwoye from the University of Udodoma, Tanzania and Ms Coreene Archer, Operation Manager, Tavistock Institute, London.