Research Active Faculty Meet on Afroscholar Initiative
Covenant University Management, led by the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Charles Ayo, on Monday, August 21, 2015, addressed the research active faculty of the university. The meeting agenda centered on the innovative platform, AFROSCHOLAR, a brainchild of the Covenant University Management.
AFROSCHOLAR is designed to operate on the principles of peer and social learning, combining practical experience in order to allow individuals and groups to get an innovative and collaborative learning and sharing experience.
While welcoming the members of CU research clusters to the event, the Vice-Chancellor stated, “We started the quantum leap that we believe will give us the edge in actualising our vision. This platform provides an excellent opportunity for encouraging and improving collaborations among academic institutions.”
The Vice-Chancellor also stressed the fact that the emergence of social media networking as a global information dissemination medium has made it an integral part of connecting and working collaboratively with other universities. “The advantages abound and some organizations already use this concept in portals for internal information dissemination,” he opined.
He encouraged the CU faculty to commence the uploading of materials on the AFROSCHOLAR website in order to formerly launch the initiative and draw traffic to the website.