UNIMED holds its staff’s Orientation Programme between 1st – 5th February, 2016

The University of Medical Sciences, Ondo begins its staff’s Orientation workshop on Monday 1st of February, 2016 at the Medical Information Centre Hall located within the University.

The workshop time table made available to our correspondence by the University is as follows:




– Funded by the Ford Foundation


The University of Medical Sciences in Ondo City, Ondo State was established with the mission to foster excellence in teaching, research and service delivery in all health sciences disciplines.  The purpose of the University is to do things differently in ways to correct the present inadequacies that bedevil the tertiary educational system in Nigeria. One of the strategies that the University has identified for achieving its developmental milestones is unrelenting staff training, re-orientation and staff motivation.

To this end, the University is convening a unique staff orientation workshop for its pioneer Academic and Non-teaching staff to build common understanding of the specific methods to be adopted for growing the University to world class status.  The workshop will bring together some of the best minds in University education nationally, so that the original philosophy for which University education was first configured in this country can be re-discovered and indeed, modernised.

The objectives of the workshop are as follows:  1) to familiarise participants with modern international practices in University education, administration, research methods, and pedagogy; 2) to re-invent the philosophy of universality and basic freedoms that are the time-honoured niches of best performing Universities; 3) to discuss the uniqueness of the University of Medical Sciences, and its role in strongly positioning multi-disciplinary and collaborative research and service delivery in the health sciences; 4) to discuss bench-marking, and how this can be used as a tool for achieving excellence and high international ranking for the University.

Academic and Non-Teaching Staff from other Universities that are grappling with similar problems are encouraged to attend.


Monday, February 1, 2016             Registration                 Daina Ojeme

9.10am            Welcome Remarks and Objectives of the Workshop – Prof. N. H. Achime, Director, Entrepreneurship and General Studies Unit

9.20 am           Vision and Mission of UNIMED, and looking at the Future –

Professor F Okonofua, FAS, Vice-Chancellor, UNIMED

10 am              Tea break

10.15 am         What are Universities?  Understanding the Concept of Modern-day Universities.  Professor AG Onokerhorhaye, Former Vice-Chancellor, University of Benin

11.15 pm         Working Organogram and Procedures in the University System – Dr Funke Oyebade, mni            – Registrar, UNIMED

12.15 pm         Universities as Agents of Development:  What Development Partners Expect from Universities – Dr. Mike Egboh, Country Representative PATH 2

1.15 pm           Lunch

2pm                 The UNIMED of our Dream:  A call to Action.  Professor O O Akinkugbe, CFR, Chairman, Governing Council, UNIMED

3.30pm            Closing

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

9.00am               Achieving International Benchmarks for Nigerian Universities:  The Way forward –

Professor Kole Omotosho

10.30am    Tea Break

11.00am          Recent Developments in Pedagogy and Teaching Methods – Professor Peter

Okebukola, Former Executive Secretary, NUC

12noon  What UNIMED can learn from other Universities – the case of Redeemer’s University – Professor Zachariah Debo Adeyewa, Vice-Chancellor Redeemer’s University, Ede.

1.00pm     Lunch

2.00pm    Thinking Ahead: Building UNIMED as a World-class University – A  discussion forum with Staff – Professor Peter Okebukola

4pm     Closing

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

9.30am            The Philosophy of Teaching and Teacher Education in the Nigerian University System – Professor Niyi Akinnaso

11.00               Hands-on Experiences with Modern Teaching Methods – Professor A. M. Arogunjo, Dean Faculty of Sciences, UNIMED

12noon            Sustaining and Scaling the Gains on Health and Social Development in Ondo State – Dr.Dayo Adeyanju, Hon. Commissioner for Health, Ondo State

1.30pm            Lunch

2.30pm            Hands-on Demonstration on Use of Teaching Smart Boards and Multimedia – Mr Babaseyi Hannid, Account Manager, Institutions Green Circle Network African Ltd.

3.30pm            Education as Engine for National Development. – Arc. Jide Adejuyigbe, Hon. Commissioner for Education, Ondo State.

4.30 pm           The Role of Universities in National Development: A Historical Excursion – Mr Odia Ofeimun, Renowned Writer and Poet.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

9.0am              Research as Key Element for Bench-marking World Class Universities.  Professor Adebiyi Daramola, VC FUTA – Chairman, Committee of Vice-Chancellors of Nigerian Universities

10.00am          Tea break

10.15am          Building Research Infrastructure in New Universities – Professor O Bamiro, Former Vice-Chancellor, University of Ibadan

11.30 am         Multi-disciplinary research in Medicine: the Case for Phytomedicine Research – Professor Adeduro Adegeye, Professor of Agricultural Economics

12.00 Noon     Research to Industry:  the Holy Alliance.  Professor Val Aletor, Former Vice-Chancellor, Elizade University, Ilara Mokin, Ondo State

1.00pm            Lunch

1.30pm            Harnessing ICT Services for Quality University Education – Dr. Joshua Attah, Head of ICT, NUC.

2.15pm            Creating Avenues for Multidisciplinary Research and Service Delivery in the Health Sciences:  A Model for UNIMED.  Professor Fola Esan, Member, Governing Council, UNIMED

3.15pm            Engendering Principled Unionism in New Universities.  Dr Dipo Fashina, Former ASUU National President

4.00pm            Closing

Friday, February 5, 2016

9.00am            Training Leading to Job Placement: The Place of Entrepreneurship Education and Skills Training – Professor E. A. Fasakin, Rector, Federal Polytechnic, Ile-Oluji, Ondo State.

10.00am          What UNIMED can Learn from Other Universities – The Case of the University of Ibadan, Professor Idowu Olayinka, VC, University of Ibadan

11.00am          Tea break

11.15 am         Imperatives for Achieving Excellence in Medical Education – Professor Nimi Briggs, Former Vice-Chancellor, University of Port Harcourt.

12.00 noon      Establishing Financial Management and Fund-raising Infrastructure for New Universities – Professor Richard Anao, Former Vice-Chancellor, University of Benin.

1.15pm            Lunch

2.15 pm           Bench-marking as a Tool for Ranking World-class Universities – Prof. M. O. Faborode, Secretary General, Committee of Vice-Chancellors

3.15pm            Workshop evaluation

5.00pm            Closing Remarks – Vice-Chancellor


Dr. (Mrs.) E. F. Oyebade, mni



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