AdasiScience Education Summit on Access to Research Funding for African Universities and Colleges holds today, Tuesday, 12th October, 2021 by 11:00am via Microsoft Teams platform. The summit is organized by AdasiScience and Afiko Sunday LP (Legal Practitioners).
Most United Nations (UN) Research Grants for Studies in Africa are often enjoyed by non-Africans, ironically. We’re changing this narrative at this AdasiScience Virtual Education Summit.
The Chairman, Committee of Vice Chancellors of Nigerian Universities (CVCNU) and Vice Chancellor, Niger Delta University, Prof. Samuel Gowon Edoumekumo, is the Keynote Speaker.
Other Special Guests include: Mal. Lawal Mohammed Faruk, Director, Research, Innovation and Information Technology, Nigerian Universities Commission (NUC), Prof. Yakubu Ochefu, Secretary General, CVCNU, from Benue State University, Makurdi.
Vice Chancellors, Provosts, Rectors and other heads of tertiary institutions in African countries including Prof. Aliyu Shugaba, Vice Chancellor, University of Maiduguri, Prof. Mrs. Nnenna N. Oti, Vice Chancellor, Federal University of Technology Owerri (FUTO) and Prof. Sunday Olawale Okeniyi, Vice Chancellor, Atiba University, Oyo are expected at the event.
The Lead Presenters include: Prof. Emmanuel Akpabio, University of Uyo, Prof. Allam Ahmad, President, World Association for Sustainable Development, Dr. Sakiru Bashiru, Caleb British International Schools (CBiS), Lagos and Ebirien Nte, a Web Developer, Chattam, Medway, England.
AdasiScience Lead Facilitator and Convener, Mr. Isijaan Adasi-Ene, noted that educational challenges in Africa can be tackled by Africans. On the other hand, Barr. Afiko Sunday, Principal Partner, Afiko Sunday LP, Uyo, Co-Convener of the event added that the Summit will empower African Researchers to gain more access to local and international grants, which they are entitled to.
Other highlights of the event include conferment of the prestigious 2021 AdasiScience True African Heroes Award (ATAHA) on Prof. Samuel Gowon Edoumekumo, for his immediate contributions towards the development of education in Nigeria and particularly, the Niger Delta region.
Watch Award Documentary on Prof. Samuel Gowon Edoumekumo here: https://youtu.be/NzY3JLveDrM
See previous AdasiScience Award, ATAHA 2020 for Prof. Peter A. Okebukola, OFR here: https://youtu.be/MUmI3Utklq8