FUNAAB VC, Oyewole urges student-friendly teaching methodology
Vice Chancellor, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB), Professor Olusola Oyewole, has stressed the need for the adoption of student-friendly teaching methodologies in tertiary institutions if there must be marked improvement in the quality of graduates churned out.
He has also called for regular curricula review if the country desires to catch up and keep pace with our contemporary in different climes.
Oyewole, who spoke during a 2-day capacity building workshop for heads of academic departments in the school, reiterated the determination of the institution’s management to build human capacity, as well as the provide visionary leadership that would enable the school sustain its high standards, and deliver top-notch learning and research endeavours.
At the workshop, which was aimed at strengthening and empowering the administration of the respective academic departments, Oyewole, who is also the President, Association of African Universities (AAU), explained that academic trends were fast changing, adding that, “The curricula review we had less than two years ago has called for another review, so it behooves on us to always review our curricula, if we desire to move at the global pace and compete favourably with our peers in other climes.”
Prof. Oyewole, who noted the imperative of adopting student-friendly teaching methodologies, charged heads of departments, to embrace constructive change that would re-position the university for better performance in global ranking.
In her lecture titled, “Leadership and Management of Academic Departments,” Professor Morenike Dipeolu, stated that the prime role of the head of departments was to provide strong academic leadership to the department, pointing out that any occupant of that office was required to lead, manage as well as develop the department.
Dipeolu, a former Dean, College of Veterinary Medicine (COLVET), urged the departmental heads to strive to achieve the highest possible standards of excellence in all the departmental activities.
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