Freshers at Anchor University, Lagos (AUL) came out of a 4-day orientation exercise with determinations to standout in all walks of life. Themed Anchor For Distinction, the weeklong programme took place on Wednesday, 22nd – Saturday 26th November 2017 at the University’s Multipurpose Hall.
In his first address on the University’s Vision, Mission and Core Values, the Vice Chancellor, Prof (Engr.) J.O.Afolayan challenged thenew students to be good representatives of AUL. “Our plan is to ensure you
standout after your training at Anchor University. But you need to have the right attitude throughout
your programmes for us toachieve this,” he counseled.
The 4-day programme had series of lectures that ended with a tour of Lagos State.
2. MEDICAL CENTRE SENSITISES AUL COMMUNITY
Information, they say, is power. It was on this premise that the Anchor University’s medical team organised a special sensitisation programme for the University’s community on the use of Amatem Forte Softgel, an anti-malaria drug and Daravit Forte, a multi-vitamin.
At the session, representatives of elbe Pharma Nigeria Ltd, Lagos, the producer of the drugs, spoke with the students and staff of AUL on the usage, emerging trends in the administration and prescription of the drugs. During her talk, the Production Manager from the company, Mrs Jane Okonkwo carefully explained
the clinical components, precautions on the use; dosages of the drugs recommended and cleared misconceptions about the usage.
3. BEYOND BOUNDARIES: Anchor University reaches out to neighbouring countries.
The Management of Anchor University has intensified efforts to attract international students as well as properly carry the University’s proprietorbase across the coast of West African countries along with the developments in the University. This follows a recent one-week tour of some West Africa countries by some of the University’s officials.
The team led by theAg Registrar, Mr Olulesi Abimbola had the Ag Librarian, Pst. Z.B.A. Emmanuel;
the Director, International Office and Linkages, Mrs Akanle visited the National and Regional Overseers of
Ghana and Cote’d Voire, some academicians in the countries, select secondary schools and some
of their Universities. Addressing the churches, Mr Olulesi encouraged them to join hands with the Management to make Anchor University visible in their community and support the vision of AUL in their capacity. “Anchor University belongs to all us; it isn’t a University for the brethren in Nigeria alone. It’s
our University, and it’s the duty of every one of us to promote it in our communities,” he said as he addressed the churches in Ghana and the Franco- Bosede; and the Asst Registrar, Strategy and Communications, Mr Sanusi Okesola S on the entourage. They flooded the Deeper Life Bible Church
and the general public in Ghana (Accra, Kumasi and Cape Coast) and Cote d’ivoire with news about
The tour is a part of the plan to make Anchor University a Pan-African University with diverse faculty members and students from countries around the world.
4. ANCHOR UNIVERSITY TRAINS SECURITY OPERATIVES
In a bid to improve the level of security services on the campus, Anchor University recently took the secur i ty operat ives through an intensive training session. The 4- day training drew it speakers and resource persons from the members of the Management, Senior University’s Officials, MD of Indepth Watchers and Heads of the University’s inhouse security team.
During the training, the speakers addressed issues ranging from human relationship skills for the operatives; managing aggressive visitors; Interpersonal relationship among the officers, financial management among others.
Speaking after the training, the MD, IWSSL, Mr Oyeyemi Akibu appreciated the gestures of the
Management and their interest in promoting quality services from the operatives. He also encouraged
the officers to show gratitude to the Management by delivering quality services around the campus.
5. AUL TRAINS RESEARCHERS ON LaTex
In a bid to promote quality and world-class research in Nigeria, the Anchor University Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Statistical Science and Data Analysis (AULISSDA) recently orgainsed a workshop for
researchers on writing, publishing and making good research presentations with LaTeX.
The workshop took place on 21st to 23rd November 2017 at Anchor University Campus, Ayobo, Lagos.
The training, which attracted participants from different states and institutions across the country, was organised by AULISSDA in collaboration with the same centre at the University Of Colorado Boulder, USA.
In his welcome address at the workshop, the Vice Chancellor, Prof J.O. Afolayan harped on the need for Nigerian researchers to raise the quality of their research and their presentation. “If Nigerian academicians must take their place in global relevance, we must be ready for rigorous training that will birth quality research which is of global standard,” he said. He further challenged the participants to use the training to up their games and learn all the intricacies of using La-Tex in their works.
Sharing a similar view, the Keynote Speaker, Prof J.O. Fatokun, the Dean, Faculty of Natural and Applied Sciences, also counselled the participants to ensure the training raise the quality of their researches and writings. Prof Fatokun’s keynote address titled, Writing Scholarly Research Papers and Publishing in High Impact Journals – The Trigger, the Training and the Tools (Inspirations, Perspiration and Instrumentation)
delved into the intricacies of writing and publishing in high impact journals.
The 3-day workshop also had several lectures and practical sessions that kept the participants busy through the three days. Other speakers and instructors at the workshop include the main instructor, Dr Olawale Awe, Department of Mathematics; Dr Stella Kpolugbo, an Associate Prof and the Ag Dean, Faculty of Humanities; and Prof EricVance from the University of Colorado.
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