Research for solutions to societal challenges, VC tasks new students
Vice chancellor, Crawford University, Igbesa, Prof Isaac Ajayi has tasked new students to embrace research in order to proffer solutions to the myriads of problems confronting the nation.
Prof Ajayi who gave the charge during the matriculation ceremony of the institution said government and organisations are looking up to the ivory tower for answers embedded in careful researches for the resolutions of societal ills and challenges.
He posited that significant social institutions like governments, multinationals and blue chips companies are in dire shortages of problem-solvers and would be looking their way for solutions. Subsequently, he enjoined them to embrace research so as to remain relevant as problem-solvers and solution-providers.
He enjoined postgraduate students to see their programme as a serious business that demands total commitment, adding ‘it is the height of academic pursuit reserved for innovation, creativity and solutions.’
“Nigeria is infested with myriads of problem demanding solutions. The university is looked upon to proffer answers, which are embedded in research. No wonder the government, industries and organisations look unto institutions for the necessary answers and optimal solutions, so your talents and skills would be sought after to address these challenges and inadequacies,” he remarked.
The University admits four categories of students for various programmes in Sciences, Social Sciences, Business and Environment. They are admitted to programmes in the undergraduate, direct entry, postgraduate and the School of Part Time Studies (SPTS).