University Managers Charged To Create Programmes to Boost Students’ Experience
University Managers have been called upon to actively seek opportunities to create and share knowledge through research and entrepreneurial activities along with academic programmes to enhance the students’ experience.
Mr. Oladele Adeyole said this on Friday at the second in the series of Town and Gown Interactions organized by the Department of Economics and Development Studies, titled: Enhancing Collaboration among Academia, Government and Industry.
Mr. Adeyole, who is the Head of Sales, Reckitt Benckiser, the world’s number one household cleaning products firm, averred that Universities have a lot to offer Industries to make things better.
He highlighted the opportunities of industry and academia partnership to include IT breakthrough, generation of grant for academics for the publication of high impact journals, enhancement of Nigeria’s strategic competitive advantage in global technological innovation, and commercialization of ideas that make the industry’s product better.
He noted that Nigeria, as the most populous black nation on the face of the earth would continue to attract foreign investment, which affirms that the future of her youths are secure.
He commended Covenant University for being a citadel that is not just educating the mind but also making students total men in intelligence and character. He also commended the ambiance of the campus.
The Head of Department of Economics and Development Studies, Dr. Phillip Alege, noted that the industry and academic partnership is a catalyst for sustainable economic and social development.
He stated further that the programme was intended to intimate the students on the expectations of the modern day market place, in order to enhance their skills, improve their employability, as well as help improve the level of learning, discovery and innovation in the domestic environment.
At the programme were Dean, College of Business and Social Sciences, Professor Oluranti Olurinola, Deputy Dean, School of Social Sciences, Dr. Daniel Gberevbie, other faculty, staff and students of the Department of Economics and Development Studies.