Monday, 4 August 2014

JAS3 Cohort 2 Commences in Ibadan, Nigeria

The Joint Advanced Seminar-3 (JAS-3) for Cohort 2 of CARTA Fellows has commenced at the University of Ibadan (UI), Ibadan, Nigeria on Monday August 4, 2014 as scheduled. The JAS , which will take place over four weeks is billed to end on August 28, 2014.

The Vice Chancellor (5th from the Right) and his entourage with the Facilitators and CARTA Fellows
Addressing the 19 Fellows in the cohort that are attending the JAS from the CARTA partner institutions and the facilitators at the seminar, the Vice Chancellor of the University, Professor Isaac Folorunso Adewole expressed his delight that this JAS was taking place in Ibadan. He reiterated that UI identifies strongly with the goals of CARTA and his administration was ready to contribute all it can to ensure the success of CARTA activities and programs. He welcomed all the participants to Ibadan and assured them that UI was committed to ensuring their safety and comfort throughout the period of their stay in Nigeria.

Professor Sharon Fonn responding to the Vice-Chancellor; CARTA Fellows paying attention
Responding, Co-Director of CARTA, Professor Sharon Fonn, thanked the Vice Chancellor for coming to address the participants at the commencement of the JAS. She expressed her satisfaction that this JAS is taking place within the campus of a partner institution of CARTA and emphasized the determination of CARTA to ensure that its activities are held in the facilities available in its partner institutions. This will encourage the upgrading of these facilities and also increase awareness of CARTA and its programs in the partner institutions. She recalled that CARTA earlier held a training workshop for faculty and administrators from partner institutions on the campus of Makerere University (a CARTA Partner) in July 2014. She expressed the hope that UI will continue to contribute to the growth of CARTA and the achievement of its goals.

From Left: Professor Adewole (VC), Professor Aiyelari (DVC-Administration), Professor Olayinka (DVC-Academic), Mr Olukoya (Registrar), Mr Aponmade (Bursar) and Professor Salako (Provost, College of Medicine), University of Ibadan.
The Vice-Chancellor was accompanied to the event by a large entourage of top university officials, including the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Administration), Professor A.E. Aiyelari, the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic), Professor A.I. Olayinka, the Registrar, Mr O. Olukoya, the Bursar, Mr I.O. Aponmade and the Provost of the College of Medicine, Professor B.L. Salako. Also present at the occasion were the Deans of the four faculties in the College of Medicine, Professor O.G. Ademowo (Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences), Professor A.O. Malomo (Faculty of Clinical Sciences), Professor A.J. Ajuwon (Faculty of Public Health) and Professor J.T. Arotiba (Faculty of Dentistry). The Dean of Students, Professor A.R. Alada and a host of other university officials were also present.

The Vice Chancellor with CARTA officials after unveiling the commemorative plaque
Earlier, while welcoming the Vice Chancellor and his entourage to the venue, the CARTA Focal Person for UI and the Chairman of the CARTA Board of Management, Professor Akinyinka Omigbodun introduced the facilitators for the seminar, including the Dr Chima Izugbara (APHRC), Professor Bo Eriksson (Nordic School of Public Health), Dr Tony Onwuegbuzie (Texas, USA), Dr. Ann Mwangi (Moi University), Professor Uche Isiugo-Abanihe (UI), Professor E.A. Bamgboye (UI), Professor O,M, Oluwatosin (UI) and Dr Roseangela Nwuba (UI).
The Vice Chancellor, Prof. Isaac F. Adewole declaring the hostel block open

Thereafter, the Vice Chancellor, the facilitators and the participants proceeded to the new postgraduate hostel building in Alexander Brown Hall, where the CARTA Fellows participating in JAS-3 were being accommodated, to formally commission the building for use. The hostel block was renovated with infrastructure funds provided by CARTA, with counterpart funding from UI.

The Postgraduate Hostel Block, Alexander Brown Hall, University of Ibadan

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