Faculty of Humanities Holds Special Faculty/ Seminar Conference

 

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Faculty of Humanities Holds Special Faculty/ Seminar Conference

 

 The Vice-Chancellor of Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, Professor Rosemund Dienye Green-Osahogulu has reiterated her determination towards ensuring that the institution becomes a world class university.

 

 She was speaking at the first special faculty seminar/Conference of the faculty of Humanities held on Monday 17th June 2013 at the old lecture hall.

 

 The Vice Chancellor who encouraged participants to believe that they can attain the greatest height where ever they find themselves told them that all her efforts are for the well being of the university.

 

 She urged the students to always hold their head high as they are ambassadors of the institution noting that when they display character of integrity and discipline they will be respected wherever they are.

 

 Professor Rosemund Osahogulu expressed delight that lecturers misconduct has reduced to the barest minimum with no more cases of examination malpractice pointing that when the building projects of the Faculty of Humanities and Home Economics is completed, it will be structures that they will be proud of.

 

 She hopes that the two campuses at St John Diobu and Ndele can be moved to the main campus so that Ndele can be used as a research institute and St John for sandwich and other programmes that the university can generate funds from.

 

 

 

The Vice Chancellor commended the Faculty of Humanities for being the least with complaints found in other Faculties. 

 

 The Deputy Vice Chancellor Professor Lawanson Briggs while presenting a key note address remarked that the Faculty of Humanities in any institution of higher learning is usually a leading Faculty as it always sets the pace. Prof. Briggs observed that the Faculty has represented the university in debates and essay writings, bringing several cups home as a mark of honour to this institution. He gave instances of the world peace cup of 2012, where IAUE students beat the students of university of Port Harcourt.  Also of a student in the faculty of Humanities who won the university scholarship for coming first in Elechi Amadi’s National Literary.

 

 Contest and the first runner-up position won by IAUE Humanities students at the just concluded south south university debate at the university of Calabar, where one of the lecturers, Dr. Funmi Adesanya an Associate Professor in the Department of English also won the best adjudicator.The Deputy Vice-Chancellor emphasized that organizing conferences is one of the key features of any thriving and growing institution, pointing out that this maiden edition of the Faculty of Humanities conference is therefore a welcomed development in the university.

 

 The theme of the conference “Topics and issues in the Humanities” Professor Briggs stated are all encompassing bearing in mind the various departments in the faculty of Humanities and the title of the lead paper, “The fate of the Humanities in the 21st Century specific bearing in mind a definite course for the conference. He defined humanities as academic discipline that study human culture, using methods that are primarily analytical, critical or speculative and having a significant historical element as distinguished from the mainly empirical approaches of the natural sciences.

 

 The humanities according to him include the ancient and modern languages literature, philosophy, religion, and visual and performing arts such as music and theatre and they are also sometimes regarded as social sciences and include history, anthropology, area studies, communication studies, cultural studies, law and linguistics.

 

 The Deputy Vice Chancellor maintained that scholars working in the humanities are sometimes described as humanists and as humanitarians they have the honour to host all the principal officers of the institution as a mark of a new beginning.

 

 Humanities he went on to say is the oldest area of studying that revolves around the study of human beings, their make up,  historical development and expectations. Without humanities he further said, humans would never advance, would stay in the same place, reinventing the wheel adding that even other natural science would be of no or little significance.He appealed and admonished that all blend together into one and continue to grow together for the greatness of the institution and in the spirit of Humanities keep oiling the wheel of the university in one accord.

 

 The Deputy Vice Chancellor was represented by Professor Folorunso Adisa Ogunleke.           

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In his welcome address the Acting Dean, Faculty of Humanities Dr. Kingdom Orji said that the faculty recognize the strategic role rigorous research plays in an academic community and decided to set a day aside to brainstorm on topical issues related to the Humanities and allied discipline in the society.

 

 

 

He emphasized that the faculty is dedicated to the principles of “Excellence, Integrity and service” in keeping with the vision of the university and called on all lecturers to imbibe the spirit of diligence and commitment to duty.

 

 

 

Dr. Orji commended efforts put in place by the faculty towards academic seminars and workshops where scholarly papers are presented and discussed and enjoined other Departments to emulate their enviable example.

 

 

 

He informed the audience that two volumes of ICHEKE, the faculty journal is expected in the next few weeks and that the proceedings of the conference will be published as a special edition. The faculty he added has provided the platform for academic excellence and urged all to key into it.

 

 

 

He also encouraged lecturers to make writing and publishing a habit as there are many outlets where well written papers can be published both on shore and off shore and to attend conferences organized in other Departments and Faculties within and outside the university as they provide ample opportunities for cross-fertilization and capacity building.

 

 

 

The Acting Dean, asserted that management under the leadership of the amiable Vice Chancellor, Professor Rosemund Dienye Green-Osahogulu is ever willing to sponsor participation in such academic exercises.

 

 

 

Professor Charles Nnolim, Professor Emeritus of University of Port Harcourt presented a lead paper on “The Fate of Humanities in the 21st Century.

 

 

 

The event featured presentation of an award won by the Faculty of Humanities students at the south south university debate at the University of Calabar to the Vice Chancellor as well as performance by the music department.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

Faculty of Humanities Holds Special Faculty/ Seminar Conference

 

The Vice-Chancellor of Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, Professor Rosemund Dienye Green-Osahogulu has reiterated her determination towards ensuring that the institution becomes a world class university.

 

She was speaking at the first special faculty seminar/Conference of the faculty of Humanities held on Monday 17th June 2013 at the old lecture hall.

 

The Vice Chancellor who encouraged participants to believe that they can attain the greatest height where ever they find themselves told them that all her efforts are for the well being of the university.

 

She urged the students to always hold their head high as they are ambassadors of the institution noting that when they display character of integrity and discipline they will be respected wherever they are.

 

Professor Rosemund Osahogulu expressed delight that lecturers misconduct has reduced to the barest minimum with no more cases of examination malpractice pointing that when the building projects of the Faculty of Humanities and Home Economics is completed, it will be structures that they will be proud of.

 

She hopes that the two campuses at St John Diobu and Ndele can be moved to the main campus so that Ndele can be used as a research institute and St John for sandwich and other programmes that the university can generate funds from.

 

The Vice Chancellor commended the Faculty of Humanities for being the least with complaints found in other Faculties. 

 

The Deputy Vice Chancellor Professor Lawanson Briggs while presenting a key note address remarked that the Faculty of Humanities in any institution of higher learning is usually a leading Faculty as it always sets the pace. Prof. Briggs observed that the Faculty has represented the university in debates and essay writings, bringing several cups home as a mark of honour to this institution. He gave instances of the world peace cup of 2012, where IAUE students beat the students of university of Port Harcourt.  Also of a student in the faculty of Humanities who won the university scholarship for coming first in Elechi Amadi’s National Literary.

 

 

Contest and the first runner-up position won by IAUE Humanities students at the just concluded south south university debate at the university of Calabar, where one of the lecturers, Dr. Funmi Adesanya an Associate Professor in the Department of English also won the best adjudicator.The Deputy Vice-Chancellor emphasized that organizing conferences is one of the key features of any thriving and growing institution, pointing out that this maiden edition of the Faculty of Humanities conference is therefore a welcomed development in the university.

 

The theme of the conference “Topics and issues in the Humanities” Professor Briggs stated are all encompassing bearing in mind the various departments in the faculty of Humanities and the title of the lead paper, “The fate of the Humanities in the 21st Century specific bearing in mind a definite course for the conference. He defined humanities as academic discipline that study human culture, using methods that are primarily analytical, critical or speculative and having a significant historical element as distinguished from the mainly empirical approaches of the natural sciences.

 

The humanities according to him include the ancient and modern languages literature, philosophy, religion, and visual and performing arts such as music and theatre and they are also sometimes regarded as social sciences and include history, anthropology, area studies, communication studies, cultural studies, law and linguistics.

 

The Deputy Vice Chancellor maintained that scholars working in the humanities are sometimes described as humanists and as humanitarians they have the honour to host all the principal officers of the institution as a mark of a new beginning.

 

Humanities he went on to say is the oldest area of studying that revolves around the study of human beings, their make up,  historical development and expectations. Without humanities he further said, humans would never advance, would stay in the same place, reinventing the wheel adding that even other natural science would be of no or little significance.He appealed and admonished that all blend together into one and continue to grow together for the greatness of the institution and in the spirit of Humanities keep oiling the wheel of the university in one accord.

 

The Deputy Vice Chancellor was represented by Professor Folorunso Adisa Ogunleke.           

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In his welcome address the Acting Dean, Faculty of Humanities Dr. Kingdom Orji said that the faculty recognize the strategic role rigorous research plays in an academic community and decided to set a day aside to brainstorm on topical issues related to the Humanities and allied discipline in the society.

 

He emphasized that the faculty is dedicated to the principles of “Excellence, Integrity and service” in keeping with the vision of the university and called on all lecturers to imbibe the spirit of diligence and commitment to duty.

 

Dr. Orji commended efforts put in place by the faculty towards academic seminars and workshops where scholarly papers are presented and discussed and enjoined other Departments to emulate their enviable example.

 

He informed the audience that two volumes of ICHEKE, the faculty journal is expected in the next few weeks and that the proceedings of the conference will be published as a special edition. The faculty he added has provided the platform for academic excellence and urged all to key into it.

 

He also encouraged lecturers to make writing and publishing a habit as there are many outlets where well written papers can be published both on shore and off shore and to attend conferences organized in other Departments and Faculties within and outside the university as they provide ample opportunities for cross-fertilization and capacity building.

 

The Acting Dean, asserted that management under the leadership of the amiable Vice Chancellor, Professor Rosemund Dienye Green-Osahogulu is ever willing to sponsor participation in such academic exercises.

 

Professor Charles Nnolim, Professor Emeritus of University of Port Harcourt presented a lead paper on “The Fate of Humanities in the 21st Century.

 

The event featured presentation of an award won by the Faculty of Humanities students at the south south university debate at the University of Calabar to the Vice Chancellor as well as performance by the music department.

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

About Ignatius Ajuru University of Education

Ignatius Ajuru University of Education is envisioned as the most suitably structured, resourced and mandated agency with potential for engendering, sustaining and refining through all foreseeable educational futures for Rivers State, a dependable supply of suitably prepared graduate manpower stock for maintaining a pre-tertiary educational system which is model in governance, system management, formal instruction, curriculum realism, research productivity, support services, global networking, institutional repute, and school leaver worthiness in learning and character.
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