A courtesy call to Ajayi Crowther University (ACU), Oyo, Nigeria

On Tuesday, September 4, 2018, the management team of the International Association of Research Scholars & Administrators (IARSA) led by its Executive Director, Prof. Akin B. Ogunsakin paid a courtesy call to Ajayi Crowther University (ACU), Oyo, Nigeria in search for national collaboration in research and research policy. On the part of ACU, Rt. Rev. Prof. Dapo Asaju, the Vice Chancellor, Professor Jacob O. Adeniyi, Deputy Vice Chancellor, Mrs. Adenike T. Fatogun, Registrar, Mr. Michael O. Abikoye, Deputy Registrar of the University were in attendance. On the side of IARSA, the Executive Director, Professor Akin B. Ogunsakin, Dr. (Mrs.) Funmi Olusa, Director of Partnership and International Cooperation and Mr. Isaac Akinmoladun, Director of Marketing and Public Relations were in attendance for the Association.

The purpose of the visit according to the Executive Director of IARSA included among other things: to promote IARSA and ACU exchanges by inviting faculty and research personnel of the partner to participate in a variety of research activities and professional development; to encourage members and research personnel of IARSA and ACU to attend lectures, seminars, workshops and conferences in the respective areas of interest; to encourage carry out joint research and continuing education programmes; to exchange information pertaining to developments in education and research activities; membership development and research at IARSA and ACU; to seek mutual advice and support in planning and executing programmes promoting excellence in respective areas of research and education and to encourage the regular /visiting faculty members and scientists of either IARSA and ACU members to visit the other organisation for giving talks in lectures and programmes.

The Executive Director highlighted the benefits of the proposed collaboration in helping students recruitment for ACU through the Association membership networks and national and international partners by offering opportunity to the University students to travel internationally via the Association and the University students understand the culture of other nations to facilitate the University marketing success; to co-author scientific papers. Other benefits included according to Professor Ogunsakin

Other purpose included helping the University offering of students study abroad programmes and staff exchanges for the University and improving institutional and research quality of the University.

In Registrar response on behalf of the University, she thanked the management team of the Association for their magnanimity to have counted the University worth for the visit. She promised that the University would work with the Association especially in the areas of research collaboration and students’ recruitment opportunity offered by the Association.

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