By Joshepine Oguntoyinbo/The Management of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba
Akoko (AAUA), Ondo State, has concluded arrangements to put up an online repository where research works and papers, and other academic activities would be stored and made available to a global audience.
When operational, the system would put an end to the wastage of intellectual and research works caused by improper and manual storage of such high-value academic activities of both students and other researchers.
The University Librarian, Dr. Rotimi Egunjobi, made the disclosure in his office while speaking with journalists.
“Meant to complement the e-library service of the University, the Repository would be available online round-the-clock, and would enhance the global webometric ranking of the University. It would also expose researchers from the University’s various Centres and Units to the outside world,” the Librarian said.
Egunjobi listed advantages of the Repository to include a permanent and safe storage of University records, as well as serving as a veritable platform to showcase research and other academic activities of the University to the outside world.
He added that researchers and students from across the world would be able to access such data and make appropriate use of them.He explained further that the system would have a solar power back-up to ensure it remains open 24 hours daily.
Uphold right to quality education, Minister urges Nigerians
The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, has said every Nigerian child should be assisted to have access to quality education.
Adamu spoke in Abuja, at a news conference to mark the 2019 Commonwealth Day.
The theme of the 2019 Commonwealth Day is: “A Connected Commonwealth.”
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), reports that the day is celebrated annually on the second Monday in March.
The Commonwealth, a voluntary association of independent sovereign states, most countries under the defunct British Empire, has 53 members with about 2.4 billion people.
This year’s celebration marks the 70th anniversary of the formation of the Commonwealth.\
Adamu said that the coming together of the countries under the Commonwealth, contributed to the provision of high-quality education and training, through the sharing of resources and facilities.
According to him, the Commonwealth nations have been cooperating in the pursuit of their common goals and shared values in the areas of education, trade, security, and governance.
“The theme for this year’s celebration emphasizes the need to work together to protect our natural environment and the ocean that we share.
“The Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan (CSFP), was instituted in 1959 to give practical expression to the declared intention of Commonwealth countries to contribute to the provision of high-level education.
“Since its inception, Nigeria has been operating as an awarding country. She maintains scholarship awards to other countries of the Commonwealth such as Sierra Leone.
“As a receiving/nominating country, Nigeria receives awards from other Commonwealth member countries such as UK, New Zealand, and Australia.”