The University of Ibadan hosts team from University of Makarere, Uganda
A team from the University of Makerere was received by the Vice- Chancellor, University of Ibadan (UI), Prof Abel Idowu Olayinka, who was ably represented by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research, Innovation & Strategic Partnerships (RISP), Professor Olanike K. Adeyemo on Monday, 8 July 2019. The delegation consists of Professor Muhammed Ngoma, Mr Nichodemus Ruaheranwa, Mr Charles Olupot and Mr. Micheal Ruhigwa. In attendance at the courtesy visit were the Director, Office of International Programmes (OIP); Professor Edith O. Ajaiyeoba, the Director, Centre for Petroleum Energy Economics and Law (CPEEL); Professor Adeola Adenikiju, Professor E. Olubusuyi, Dr. Musibau Adetunji Babatunde, and Mr. Abayomi Daramola, all from the department of Centre for Petroleum Energy Economics and Law (CPEEL). Also present were Mr. Paul Oghinan (OIP), Mrs. Patricia Afolabi (OIP)
The delegation was at the University of Ibadan to hold deliberations and explore collaboration possibilities between University of Makerere and the Centre for Petroleum Energy Economics and Law (CPEEL), University of Ibadan. The team expressed their pleasure in the proposed collaboration stating that they believe that it will be of great benefit to both Universities.
While welcoming them, The Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research, Innovation & Strategic Partnerships (RISP), Professor Olanike K. Adeyemo commended the visiting delegation for initiating the proposed collaboration. She expressed her delight in the fact that African Universities are looking inward to see what they can do together to proffer solutions to the similar real life challenges. While noting that, she opined that we should endeavor not to see issues with our own lens alone but with that of others as well. She emphasized the need to pursue grants towards fostering the collaboration stating that students fees alone cannot be used to fund the proposed energy centers and also, land mark research cannot be done effectively without adequate funds.
The visiting team also enquired if the University of Ibadan engages in collaboration with industries and not just universities alone and how UI comes up with innovation plans? The Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research, Innovation & Strategic Partnerships (RISP), Professor Olanike K. Adeyemo promptly responded that the university is open to partnership with industries and UI has a Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (CEI) that is committed to developing students towards innovation and entrepreneurship. She also noted that entrepreneurship is a general course that is being taught at the university. In closing, The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (RISP) expressed her profound appreciation to the delegation stating that she looks forward to a very long and fruitful collaboration between the University of Makerere and UI.