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Celebrating One Year of Excellence: A Milestone Achievement with Prof. Francisca Oladipo, Vice-Chancellor of Thomas Adewumi University

  • 01st Aug, 2023 1:14pm
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Oko-Irese, Kwara State, Nigeria,

August 01, 2023

Today marks a momentous occasion as Thomas Adewumi University celebrates the first anniversary of Professor Francisca O. Oladipo as the Vice-Chancellor of the esteemed institution. Over the past year, the Professor of Computing has demonstrated unparalleled dedication, visionary leadership, and unwavering commitment to furthering the mission and values of Thomas Adewumi University. Her visionary approach has been instrumental in propelling our university to new heights of excellence in education, research, and community engagement.

Her administration has focused on key areas of improvement, including academic excellence, infrastructure enhancement, research and innovation, and student welfare. Under Prof. Francisca's exceptional leadership, Thomas Adewumi University has achieved remarkable milestones across various domains. Some of the highlights from her tenure include:

Establishment of the Faculty of Engineering: Under her dynamic leadership, Thomas Adewumi University reached new heights with the establishment of the Faculty of Engineering. This significant milestone has opened doors for aspiring engineers to receive a world-class education, equipping them with the skills and knowledge to tackle real-world challenges and drive innovation.

Full Accreditation for the Nursing Science Department: Her unwavering commitment to academic excellence and quality education resulted in the full accreditation of the TAU Nursing Science programme. This achievement not only affirms the dedication of the faculty and staff but also ensures that the Nursing students receive the highest standard of education and training.

Establishment of the Faculty of Law: Continuing her pursuit of academic excellence, Prof. Francisca spearheaded the establishment of the Faculty of Law. This addition to the University community reflects TAU’s commitment to producing ethical and competent legal professionals who will contribute to the development of society.

Hosting IndabaX Nigeria Conference: Thomas Adewumi University proudly hosted the prestigious IndabaX Conference under the visionary leadership of Prof. Francisca Oladipo, making it the first private university to host IndabaX in Nigeria. The tech conference served as a platform for tech enthusiasts, leading scholars, and researchers to converge and exchange knowledge, fostering intellectual growth and collaborative opportunities.

Research Advancements: She has championed research initiatives and fostered a culture of innovation, encouraging faculty and students to engage in cutting-edge research that addresses real-world challenges.

Community Development/Outreach: Prof. Francisca's commitment to community engagement has strengthened the bond between the University and the local community. The university's impact on society has grown significantly under her guidance.

TAU Global Campus:  Through her strategic vision, Prof. Francisca initiated the TAU Global Campus, TAU extends its influence through online certifications like TAUx, an online skills academy for industry-relevant learning; TAUtch, for Basic Education level teacher training; TAUxcEd, executive education for busy business executives; TAUg, specialized training for newly elected or appointed public officials, and TAUvocEd, an online skills academy for young learners.

Global Partnerships and Collaborations: TAU have collaborations and linkages with renowned Global brands and Universities like Google Research, University of Central Oklahoma, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Bowie State University, USA, Namibia University of Science and Technology, Huawei, IBM Skills, Oracle Academy and a host of others to foster research, exchange programs, and knowledge sharing under her leadership.

On this special occasion, faculty members, staff, and students at Thomas Adewumi University express their gratitude and admiration for the Vice-Chancellor's relentless dedication and inspiring leadership. Her open-door policy, approachability, and commitment to transparency have fostered a sense of unity and collaboration within the university community. As the university celebrates this significant milestone, it looks forward to an even brighter future under her guidance.

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