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Invitation to an International Conference


The Idea of a Nigerian University: A Follow-up



University of Ibadan

Ibadan, Nigeria

November 21, 2011







8:30-9:30      Registration

9:00      Opening:  Dr. Edward Alam: The work of the Council for Research in Values and Philosophy

9:30      Keynote Paper (1): Francis Isichei OP

10:20     1st Parallel (2) (3) — (4) (5) —20 min each, 30 discussion

11:30     Tea

12:00     2nd Parallel (6) (7) — (8) (9) —20 min. each, 30 discussion

1:30      Lunch

2:30      3rd Parallel (10) (11) — (12) (13) —20 min. each, 30 discussion

4:00      4th Parallel (14) (15) — (16) (17) —20 min. each, 30 discussion

5:30      General discussion, Conclusions

             Dr. Edward Alam: “The future of the Council for Research in Values and Philosophy

6:30   Social, Supper, Departure


(1)  Fr. Dr. Francis Isichei, O.P. — The idea of a university, past, present and future: whither Nigeria?

(2) Professor Segun Odenuga —Autonomy of universities

(3) Dr. Monday Igbafen —Autonomy of universities

(4) Dr. Isaac Ukpokolo —Between unity and uniformity: Issues in standards harmonization in the Nigerian University System

(5) Fr. Dr. Joseph Ekong —Standards harmonization; Standards and excellence

(6) Dr. Olatunji Oyeshile —Moral Values in Private and Public Universities

(7) Dr. Chinyere Ukpokolo —Sexual harassment and the violation of academic freedom in a public university in Nigeria

(8) Dr. Adebola Ekanola —The university and national development

(9) Dr. Adesoji Oni —The university and national development



(10) Fr. Dr. Emmanuel Ogu —The university and national development

(11) Fr. Dr. Jude Mbukanma —The declining moral consciousness in some Nigerian universities

(12) Prof. Anthony Akinwale, O.P. —University structure, academic freedom, student empowerment

(13) Dr. Francis Offor —Students’ welfare

(14) Sr. Dr. Mary Bosco Ebere Amakwe, HFSN —The role of private universities in transformational development in Nigeria

(15) Fr. Prof. Joseph Kenny, O.P. —Philosophy bridging Arts & Sciences

(16) Dr. Oyeyina Oyewo —Communication networks and strategies within the University

(17) Prof. Francis Egbokhare —Distance education


Supplementary (not present, or yet to be worked in)


(18) Prof. Kolawale A. Owolabi  —Social Responsibility of the University and its Staff, involvement of academics in the government as service versus opportunism

(19) Prof. Ike Odemigwu — soon to be announced

(20) Fr. Prof. J. Obi Uguejiofor — soon to be announced

(21) Emeka Onuku-Isitua — Knowledge and character







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