Dakuku Peterside, turnaround expert and immediate past director general at the Nigeria Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), will on Friday February 12, deliver a thought-provoking lecture on “Challenging the Way We Deliver Higher Education in a Challenging World” at the Federal University, Otuoke, Bayelsa State.
The lecture is the first ‘Honour’s Day Lecture’ organised by the federal tertiary institution as part of activities marking the send-forth of it’s second vice chancellor, Seth Accra Jaja, a professor; as well as stimulating academic excellence at the university, which was established in 2011, with 282 pioneer students.
Peterside, with a PhD in organizational behaviour in management sciences from the University of Port Harcourt, recently delivered a keynote address at the Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) retreat in Calabar, Cross River State.
According to Yousuo Donald Iruo, the university’s registrar, the lecture event would stimulate thought, and highlight the send forth of FU Otuoke’s second vice-chancellor, Seth Accra Jaja.
Peterside, a columnist and technocrat, will share his thoughts on “re-engineering the way tertiary education is delivered in an era of globalization and rapid technological disruptions and, the need to be innovation-driven”.
According to the university, the Honour’s Day Lecture is a unique opportunity for town-gown interaction, which aligns with the desire of the institution to create platforms for academics and society to synergize in finding innovative solutions to society’s most pressing challenges.
Federal University, Otuoke, Bayelsa State is one of the 12 universities established by the Goodluck Jonathan administration in 2011. The University which currently has over 8,000 students and 200 teaching staff, is fast establishing itself as a force to reckon with in grooming high level manpower and research.