Osun State University under the leadership of Professor Labode Popoola was recently inducted as a full member of the Association of African Universities (AAU). The official membership certificate was presented to the Vice-Chancellor by the president of the AAU, Professor Orlando Antonio Quilambo in Egypt on the 11th of July 2019 during the Conference of Rectors, Vice-Chancellors and Presidents of African Universities (COREVIP) at the Al-Azhar University Conference Centre, Cairo which held between 8th and 10th of July 2019.
The conference themed The Role of Higher Education Institutions in Promoting Continental Education Strategy For Africa (CESA) was attended by Vice-Chancellors, Rectors and notable personnel from various institutions in Africa.
The conference held ten plenary sessions featuring amongst other things, the AAU business, keynote presentations, CESA higher education contribution in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) curriculum reforms and Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET), sponsored presentation to African higher education, CESA higher education contribution in the areas of revitalization, research, innovation and conflict management, CESA higher education contribution in the areas of data management and ICT, CESA higher education contribution in the areas of mobility (via new ways of educational improvement), engaging with the diaspora for promoting African Higher Education and round table discussions on efforts, needs, and coordination of sub-clusters. Each session held with sub-theme and they were very interactive, impactful and well moderated.
The conference also recorded twelve parallel sessions on Wednesday July 10, 2019 to cover wider areas of seeking solution to the various challenges in the educational sector under the chairmanships of important dignitaries from the academia including the Vice-Chancellor of Osun State University, Professor Labode Popoola. Delegates from Osun State University were lead by the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Labode Popoola while others include Prof. A. Kola-Olusanya, Director, Inter-Campus and Public Affairs; Prof. D. I. Akintayo, Provost,College of Management & Social Sciences; Dr. O. C. Nwoke, Ag. Provost, College of Agriculture and Mr. A. O. Abiodun, Deputy Registrar Academic Affairs Unit.