Aug. 11, 2022 | Author | 0 Comments
Chrisland University Lecturers Challenged To Brace Up For More Quality Research
Lecturers of Chrisland University, Abeokuta literarily went back to the classroom on Thursday August 11, 2022 to brainstorm and deepen their knowledge of the intricacies of undertaking quality research and other academic work capable of positioning them as top international scholars and guaranteeing better recognition for the Institution in global ranking.
For several hours, an interactive seminar for that purpose which was a brainchild of the University’s College of Arts, Management and Social Sciences(CAMASS), held at the College of Law Auditorium.
On the podium as the Resource Person was notable Psychologist and Director, Academic Planning, Prof. Shyngle Balogun, who also doubles as Head, Department of Psychology. It was an illuminating session with the cream of the faculty firing questions which were well attended to by the erudite Don.
The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Chinedum Peace Babalola, FAS, while making her remarks, tasked lecturers to justify their calling as scholars by undertaking quality research that are truly problem-solving and reflecting the Intellectual Radiance for which the University is well reputed.
Prof Babalola urged the lecturers not to be encumbered by complacency which is what has sealed up further career advancement of many academics who “always think they have arrived”.
According to her, “there is more room at the top academically. Don’t ever be complacent. Don’t join people who think they have arrived when in actual fact nobody has reached the peak. Even me, I am still gunning for more as I have not reached the peak.”
As academics, the Vice-Chancellor stressed, there is need to intentionally embark on research and to keep publishing in reputable journals as part of self-development efforts which cannot be taken away from them.
“This is about self-development. You must challenge yourself to have the drive for publishing and research. And you must collaborate with others to further enrich yourself academically.
She commended the College for blazing the trail and in particular the cream of senior professors including the Dean, CAMASS, Prof Dayo Akinbobola, Prof Olufemi Onabajo and Prof Babafemi Badejo who have showed great leadership in building and uplifting upcoming senior teaching staff.
Earlier, while presenting his paper, Prof Shyngle Balogun reeled out many hindrances to undertaking quality research works to include among others; dearth of facilities, too much administrative encumbrances, civil service mentality, improper disposition to research output and productivity as well as inadequacies in the art and skill of communicating research outcome.
Also speaking, Dean, CAMASS, Prof Dayo Akinbobola, appreciated the Vice-Chancellor for her support and interest in research as a major plank of focus of Chrisland University and restated plans to organize more of such seminars on twice per monthly basis to ensure sustainability.