Association of West African Universities

Association of West African Universities

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PROGRAMME FOR 3RD ANNUAL CONFERENCE AND GENERAL MEETING                                                

Date: 22nd – 26th November, 2015                  
Venue: Nigeria Turkish Nile University, Abuja, Nigeria                                                          

Sunday 22nd November, 2015                            

 Arrival and Registration                                      
 Executive meeting with LOC                                    

Monday 23rd November, 2015                               

 8.00am- 10.00 Registration continues                    

10.00 – 12.30 Session 1:                                       

Opening Ceremony                                          

Welcoming address – Chairman, AWAU,                     
Prof. D.D. Kuupole, VC, UCC, Ghana,            


Goodwill messages

  • African Union Commission
  • President, AAU
  • Chairman, Senate Committee on Education
  • Chairman, House Committee on Education
  • Ministers of Education(Chad, Benin, Togo & Nigeria)
  • Executive Secretary, TETFund, Nigeria
  • Executive secretary, NBTE, Nigeria
  • Registrar, JAMB
  • Executive Secretary, NUC
  • Secretary General, AVCNU & VCG

Keynote Address By His Excellency, Olusegun Obasanjo (GCFR), Prof. Atahiru Jega, Former Chairman, INEC, Nigeria &Prof. C.N.B. Tagoe, Former VC, University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana

Special Guest of Honour’s Address and formal opening - His Excellency, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo (GCON), Vice President, Federal Republic of Nigeria

Gratitude and Announcement – Secretary General, AWAU- Prof. Is-haq Oloyede (OFR)

12.30 – 1.00:  Group Photograph & Tea Break

1.00 – 2.00:Session 2
Turbulence in University Education in West Africa: Quality, Mentorship and Access – By: Prof. E.E. Ehile, Secretary General, AAU

2.00 – 3.30: Lunch Break

3:30 – 6.30 Session 3:
i. Roles of Universities in the promotion of good governance, democracy and development in West Africa- By: Prof. Omolewa, Former President of the General Conference of UNESCO
ii.  The role of Universities in post 2015 development agenda – By: Prof. Yao Florent Maganawe, Former Minister of Education, Togo.
iii. Turbulence in higher education: A case study of Senegal – By: Prof. Yaye Thiam, VC, University of Etica, Dakar.
iii. Transforming West African Universities through collaboration- By: Oyeniran, K. NASENI, Abuja

6:30 Cocktail 

Tuesday 24th November, 2015
9.00 – 11.00: Session 4
i. Pedagogic Optimisation of Teacher’s expenses- By: Prof. Mamadou SALL, Enseignant-chercheur,  Université Gaston Berger de Saint-Louis du Sénégal
ii. Education for integration of West Africa: the case of CEFWA- By: Prof. O. Adegoke, Dean, faculty of Education, University of Ilorin, Nigeria
iii. Admission subscription enhancement model for Nigerian Private Universities– By: Prof. T.S. Ibiyemi, Achievers University, Owo

11. 00 – 11.30  Tea Break

11.30 – 2.30: Session 5

i. Thinking without the box: Dismantling  the laboratory for progress – By: Prof. I.O. Oloyede, Former President, AAU
ii. Taming the Turbulence? Leading Issues in the Emergence and Challenges of Private Universities in Nigeria – By: Prof. Omaji, Ex VC, Salem University, Lokoja
iii. Utilising academic discipline to consolidate democracy: The case of Social sciences in Ghana- By: Dr. Tuffor, UCC, Cape Coast, Ghana
iv. Examining the Corporate Culture of tertiary/higher education institutions in West Africa: a study of University of Cape Coast, Ghana – By: Prof. D.D. Kuupole, VC, University of Cape Coast, Ghana

2.30 – 3.00  Lunch Break

3.30 – 5.00: Session  6
i. Approach to information technology: Secondary school teachers’ attitude towards school connet resource centres in Kwara Central, Nigeria. –By: Dr. A. Yusuf
ii. The role of technology in Quality Education- By: Origu Chuks Daniel
iii. Technological input and the quality of university education: Case study of Nigeria- By: Dr. Gylych Jelilov
iv. Youth and social media: An appraisal of Nigerian Universities undergraduates – By: O. Ajetomobi

5.00 – 6.30: Session 7
i. Role of Tertiary education Trust Fund of Nigeria in fostering University – industry linkages and the development of research in Nigeria – By: Dr. Abbah
ii. Academic mentoring and not tormenting: a discourse on staff and students of the performing arts department, unilorin- By: Dr. Olalusi
iii. Bridging the gap between higher education and the labour market in Nigeria – By: Dr. Oniore

Wednesday 25th November, 2015
9.00 – 10.00: Session 8  
i. Criticism, the environment and policy making in West Africa –By: Dr. James
ii. The role of environmental technology in National development –By: Dr. T. M. Agaja

10.00 – 10.30: Tea Break10.30 – 12.30: AWAU Business Session

1.00 – 2.00:  Lunch Break

2.30 – 6.00: Tour of Abuja

 Thursday, 26th November, 2015


Conference supported by:

  • National Universities Commission, Abuja
  • NTNU, Abuja, Nigeria
  • University of Ilorin, Nigeria
  • National Commission for Nomadic Education