The University of Medical Sciences, Ondo begins its staff’s Orientation workshop on Monday 1st of February, 2016 at the Medical Information Centre Hall located within the University.
The workshop time table made available to our correspondence by the University is as follows:
UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, ONDO CITY, ONDO STATE
ORIENTATION WORKSHOP FOR ACADEMIC AND NON-TEACHING STAFF
– Funded by the Ford Foundation
The University of Medical Sciences in Ondo City, Ondo State was established with the mission to foster excellence in teaching, research and service delivery in all health sciences disciplines. The purpose of the University is to do things differently in ways to correct the present inadequacies that bedevil the tertiary educational system in Nigeria. One of the strategies that the University has identified for achieving its developmental milestones is unrelenting staff training, re-orientation and staff motivation.
To this end, the University is convening a unique staff orientation workshop for its pioneer Academic and Non-teaching staff to build common understanding of the specific methods to be adopted for growing the University to world class status. The workshop will bring together some of the best minds in University education nationally, so that the original philosophy for which University education was first configured in this country can be re-discovered and indeed, modernised.
The objectives of the workshop are as follows: 1) to familiarise participants with modern international practices in University education, administration, research methods, and pedagogy; 2) to re-invent the philosophy of universality and basic freedoms that are the time-honoured niches of best performing Universities; 3) to discuss the uniqueness of the University of Medical Sciences, and its role in strongly positioning multi-disciplinary and collaborative research and service delivery in the health sciences; 4) to discuss bench-marking, and how this can be used as a tool for achieving excellence and high international ranking for the University.
Academic and Non-Teaching Staff from other Universities that are grappling with similar problems are encouraged to attend.
Monday, February 1, 2016
8-9.am Registration Daina Ojeme
9.10am Welcome Remarks and Objectives of the Workshop – Prof. N. H. Achime, Director, Entrepreneurship and General Studies Unit
9.20 am Vision and Mission of UNIMED, and looking at the Future –
Professor F Okonofua, FAS, Vice-Chancellor, UNIMED
10 am Tea break
10.15 am What are Universities? Understanding the Concept of Modern-day Universities. Professor AG Onokerhorhaye, Former Vice-Chancellor, University of Benin
11.15 pm Working Organogram and Procedures in the University System – Dr Funke Oyebade, mni – Registrar, UNIMED
12.15 pm Universities as Agents of Development: What Development Partners Expect from Universities – Dr. Mike Egboh, Country Representative PATH 2
1.15 pm Lunch
2pm The UNIMED of our Dream: A call to Action. Professor O O Akinkugbe, CFR, Chairman, Governing Council, UNIMED
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
9.00am Achieving International Benchmarks for Nigerian Universities: The Way forward –
Professor Kole Omotosho
10.30am Tea Break
11.00am Recent Developments in Pedagogy and Teaching Methods – Professor Peter
Okebukola, Former Executive Secretary, NUC
12noon What UNIMED can learn from other Universities – the case of Redeemer’s University – Professor Zachariah Debo Adeyewa, Vice-Chancellor Redeemer’s University, Ede.
2.00pm Thinking Ahead: Building UNIMED as a World-class University – A discussion forum with Staff – Professor Peter Okebukola
Wednesday, February 3, 2016
9.30am The Philosophy of Teaching and Teacher Education in the Nigerian University System – Professor Niyi Akinnaso
11.00 Hands-on Experiences with Modern Teaching Methods – Professor A. M. Arogunjo, Dean Faculty of Sciences, UNIMED
12noon Sustaining and Scaling the Gains on Health and Social Development in Ondo State – Dr.Dayo Adeyanju, Hon. Commissioner for Health, Ondo State
2.30pm Hands-on Demonstration on Use of Teaching Smart Boards and Multimedia – Mr Babaseyi Hannid, Account Manager, Institutions Green Circle Network African Ltd.
3.30pm Education as Engine for National Development. – Arc. Jide Adejuyigbe, Hon. Commissioner for Education, Ondo State.
4.30 pm The Role of Universities in National Development: A Historical Excursion – Mr Odia Ofeimun, Renowned Writer and Poet.
Thursday, February 4, 2016
9.0am Research as Key Element for Bench-marking World Class Universities. Professor Adebiyi Daramola, VC FUTA – Chairman, Committee of Vice-Chancellors of Nigerian Universities
10.00am Tea break
10.15am Building Research Infrastructure in New Universities – Professor O Bamiro, Former Vice-Chancellor, University of Ibadan
11.30 am Multi-disciplinary research in Medicine: the Case for Phytomedicine Research – Professor Adeduro Adegeye, Professor of Agricultural Economics
12.00 Noon Research to Industry: the Holy Alliance. Professor Val Aletor, Former Vice-Chancellor, Elizade University, Ilara Mokin, Ondo State
1.30pm Harnessing ICT Services for Quality University Education – Dr. Joshua Attah, Head of ICT, NUC.
2.15pm Creating Avenues for Multidisciplinary Research and Service Delivery in the Health Sciences: A Model for UNIMED. Professor Fola Esan, Member, Governing Council, UNIMED
3.15pm Engendering Principled Unionism in New Universities. Dr Dipo Fashina, Former ASUU National President
Friday, February 5, 2016
9.00am Training Leading to Job Placement: The Place of Entrepreneurship Education and Skills Training – Professor E. A. Fasakin, Rector, Federal Polytechnic, Ile-Oluji, Ondo State.
10.00am What UNIMED can Learn from Other Universities – The Case of the University of Ibadan, Professor Idowu Olayinka, VC, University of Ibadan
11.00am Tea break
11.15 am Imperatives for Achieving Excellence in Medical Education – Professor Nimi Briggs, Former Vice-Chancellor, University of Port Harcourt.
12.00 noon Establishing Financial Management and Fund-raising Infrastructure for New Universities – Professor Richard Anao, Former Vice-Chancellor, University of Benin.
2.15 pm Bench-marking as a Tool for Ranking World-class Universities – Prof. M. O. Faborode, Secretary General, Committee of Vice-Chancellors
3.15pm Workshop evaluation
5.00pm Closing Remarks – Vice-Chancellor
Dr. (Mrs.) E. F. Oyebade, mni