Distinguished lecture series participation impacting next generation
On 1 February, Mountain Top University (MTU) held its 8th annual distinguished lecture series at its campus, as part of its activities to ensure academic excellence.
The lecture, which had IITA Deputy Director General, Partnership for Delivery (DDG-P4D), Kenton Dashiell, as the guest lecturer, was themed “Implication of Linkages in Research, National Development and Food Security: The IITA Experience”.
In his welcome speech, MTU Vice Chancellor Prof. Elijah Ayolabi described the university’s annual lecture series as important, as it highlights the university’s commitment to advancing the frontiers of research as a major cornerstone to national development. He said the university has thrived in its eight years, maintaining the culture of promoting academic standards by inviting distinguished lecturers and personalities to influence excellence in the students and teachers.
Ayolabi emphasized the need for institutions and national organizations to organize such lectures, as it is germane in addressing contemporary issues in our society. “It is worrisome that organizations, institutions, and persons engage in different pastimes that are not geared toward national development. There is an urgent need to correct this and explore national and global collaboration that will further improve food security and national development,” he said.