Authorities of the University of Lagos, Nigeria and University of Roehampton, United Kingdom have initiated steps aimed at fostering a mutual relationship between the two universities.
To this end, the Deputy Director of the Office of International Relations, Partnerships and Prospects (IRPP), Dr. Mary Akinyemi, led key officials of the UK-based varsity on a courtesy visit to the Office of the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Oluwatoyin T. Ogundipe, FAS, on Wednesday, October 26, 2022.
The University of Roehampton team which comprised the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Jean-Noel Ezingeard and Head of International Student Recruitment, Neil Haddock, was accompanied by the Associate Director (Global Education Services), Oxford International Education Group, Ada Kelechi-Ahuche.
During the discussion between the two Vice-Chancellors, Professor Jean-Noel Ezingeard revealed that University of Roehampton desires a strong partnership with UNILAG in areas such as staff/student exchange, collaborative online classes, entrepreneurship among others.
Professor Ogundipe, who heartily welcomed the UK team, pointed out the preparedness of the University of Lagos for international collaborations, adding that the IRPP Office is positioned to drive collaborations that would impact the staff and students of the University.
The Vice-Chancellor showcased the many feats achieved by the University, particularly in the areas of promotion of student entrepreneurship and innovation. According to him, over 68 businesses of UNILAG students have already been registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission as the target for this year was registration of 2,000 companies for student-entrepreneurs with no strings attached.
While highlighting the success stories of the University including the adoption of secondary schools within the varsity’s host communities, the Vice-Chancellor stressed that community impact is a core mandate of the University.
The courtesy visit came to a close with group photographs and presentation of a token of goodwill between the two institutions.