02 Aug

An Address by the Vice Chancellor on The Occasion of the Sixth Faculty of Social Sciences Distinguished Public Lecture

AN ADDRESS BY THE VICE-CHANCELLOR PROF. I.A. ONIMAWO ON THE OCCASION OF THE SIXTH FACULTY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES ANNUAL DISTINGUISHED PUBLIC LECTURE HELD AT REV. CHRIS OYAKHILOMEN AUDITORIUM ON WEDNESDAY 2ND AUGUST, 2017.

It is with great pleasure that l welcome you all to the 6th Faculty of Social Sciences Annual Distinguished Public Lecture to be delivered by an astute Professor of Clinical Psychology of the University of Ibadan.

The topic "Psychology, Health and the Criminal Justice System: Towards a team approach" is multidisciplinary and promises to fulfill the yearnings of everyone in society. We are therefore eager to drink from this deep well of wisdom.

I congratulate the Dean, the Faculty Board, the Staff and Students of the Faculty of Social Sciences for organizing this great academic event.

The Faculty of Social Sciences has continued to play its role in the actualization of the academisation agenda of this administration.

We recall that this Faculty was able to attract the famous academic sage, Prof. Jerry Gana of the Mass Mobilization fame to deliver the Distinguished Public Lecture in 2016.

Once again, the Faculty has given us the privilege of dining from the academic menu of a great and refined intellectual from a foremost University in Nigeria.

I welcome Prof. (Mrs.) H.O. Osinowo all the way from Ibadan and thank her for finding the time to deliver this Distinguished Public Lecture.

We, as a University are in a hurry to reposition ourselves among the best in the comity of Universities in Nigeria. To achieve this vision we have actively embarked in academic linkages and cross-fertilization of ideas and knowledge with the best academics all over the world. We are utilizing the internet to showcase our academic and research effort with active linkage
through national and international platforms, notably NGREM and WACREM, with other academics.

However, one on one interactions with great and established researchers and academics cannot be dispensed with. The benefits of seeing them face to face and hearing from them voice to voice cannot be overemphasized. It is with this in mind that we rejoice at this refreshing contact with an
accomplished academic and international researcher, Prof. (Mrs.) H.O. Osinowo.

Ambrose Alli University is being celebrated right now as the best State University in Nigeria. I call on all Faculties to step up their academic momentum with lectures like this and very soon we will achieve our vision of becoming one of the ten best Universities in Nigeria.

Once again, l thank the Faculty of Social Sciences for keeping the flag flying and l invite you all to sit back to assimilate the wisdom to be dispensed for your education and the progress of our nation and humanity.

Thank you.

Prof. I.A. Onimawo
Vice-Chancellor