Vice chancellor, Igbinedion University Okada (IUO) ,Prof. Lawrence Ezemonye on Thursday said that the institution is partnering with renowned Ukrainian Universities for joint training programme for students displaced by the ongoing war in Ukraine.
The vice chancellor disclosed this to newsmen during the 21st inaugural lecture of the institution delivered by a Professor of Social and Cultural Anthropology, Rev. Sr. Prof. Pauline Ekemma Aligwekwe, with topic, "The Significance of the Interaction between Science/Technology and Religion in Society. Can Science stand in Apposition to religion in a situation of high religious consciousness?"Ezemonye, added that the programme would be under strict compliance with National Universities Commission (NUC) Guidelines on transnational education.
"This is with particular reference to students currently displaced by the ongoing war in Ukraine. The Universities include V.N Karazin Kharkiv University, Ivano-Frankivsk University and Lviv University of Business and Law in Ukraine." he said.
The Professor of Ecotoxicology and Environmental Forensics also commended the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN) for re-accrediting her MBBS programme
for another five (5) years and an approved increase in Medical students admission quota from 75 to 120 following a successful accreditation exercise.
Ezemonye who noted that the inaugural lecture was apt, said by nature inaugural lecture provides a professor with the opportunity to showcase and inform colleagues, the University community and the general public of his or her works to date, including research and future plans.