International Assessors Commend Caleb Varsity On Quality Of Postgraduate Programmes

A team of International scholars, assembled at the University of Manchester, United Kingdom, has commended Caleb University, Imota in Lagos, over the quality of its postgraduate programmes.

This is contained in a statement by Prof. Elvis Otobo, Deputy Director, Public Relations and Marketing of the institution and issued to newsmen on Tuesday in Lagos.

He said that Dr Obuks Ejohwomu, an Associate Professor and scholar of repute from the University of Manchester, organised the virtual interaction.

According to him, the assessors made the commendation following a Ph.D post-field presentation by three of the institution’s students of the Department of Architecture.

He noted that the students’ presentations were evaluated using global academic benchmarks and criteria.

Otobo explained that Stephen Babalola, one of the Ph.D students, made his presentation on the ‘Assessment of Passive Design Application by Architectural Firms in Southwest Nigeria’.

He added that OYESODE Sogo Abiola’s presentation was on ‘Assessment of Building Information Modelling (Bim) Optimization in Architectural Firms in Lagos State, Nigeria’.

The deputy director further stated that ACHIME Victor Uchenna has his thesis on ‘Power, Policy And Property Rights; Impact on Housing in Ikorudu Local Government Area, Lagos State (2002-2022’.

“The International assessors commended Caleb University for the quality of its postgraduate programmes and also made useful contributions.

“These contributions made by the international assessors, have been harvested to enrich and make the various theses be of global standard.

“It is also designed to make meaningful contributions to the body of knowledge,” he said.

He added that the Vice Chancellor of the university, Prof. Nosa Owens-Ibie who participated in the evaluation exercise, noted that the institution is focused on producing graduates who could compete with their counterparts intellectually and technically on the global stage and stand out.

He added that the vice-chancellor further commended the College of Environmental and Management Sciences as well as the College of Postgraduate Studies for doing a good job and called for the department to work toward graduating Ph.D students within
a three-year time frame.

Quoting the vice chancellor, Otobo said: “Caleb University is an institution with international academic standards.

“Management is working assiduously to ensure that all framework and support required for the successful implementation of postgraduate programmes will be made available.

“There is therefore the need for all postgraduate students to work toward the successful completion of their Ph.D programmes within a period of three years, as this is the expectation of management.

“The university is determined to ensure that all postgraduate programs in Architecture, Accounting, Computer Science, Economics, Finance, Mass Communication, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Management, Political Science, International Relations, Business Administration, Taxation and MBA with different specialisations are top-class with global competitiveness.

He said that Prof. Adedeji Daramola, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academics) of the university, joined the foreign team of assessors in the United Kingdom during the presentation.

According to Otobo, the Professor of Architecture explained that the purpose of the bilateral academic interaction and evaluation is to make the Ph.D work at Caleb University more robust and of global quality and standard.

He stated that among other top management staff of the university at the evaluation venue were, Prof. Olalekan Asikhia, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Research, Innovation, Strategy and Administration; and Prof. Teju Somorin, Dean, of the College of Postgraduate Studies.

He listed others as Prof. Oluwole Alagbe, Dean, College of Environmental and Management Sciences; Prof. Dare-Abel Ayodeji, Head of the Department of Architecture and Dr. Michael Adegbile, as well as other staff and students.

According to him, the global scholars in attendance included Dr Mohammmed Abadi from Syria and currently at the University of Manchester, Dr Enoch Odesola from De Montfort University, U.K., Zheng Gong and Kamil Okedera both from the University of Manchester, U.K.

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