NOUN VC Joins IJOU Editorial Board
Vice-Chancellor of the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN), Professor Abdalla Uba Adamu, has been appointed as Member, Editorial Advisory Board of the Indian Journal of Open Universities (IJOU), the biggest of its kind in the world.
This followed the reconstitution of the board by the Vice-Chancellor of the Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi.
The new board will serve for three years.
The editorial board consists of several leaders in the Open and Distant Learning (ODL) mode of education from around the world, including the president of the Commonwealth of Learning (COL), many other vice-chancellors and directors.
A statement from the Chief Editor of the IJOU, Prof. B.K. Biswas, indicated that the journal was founded in 1992 to disseminate information about the theory, practice and research in the field of ODL, including multimedia education, education technology and communication, independent and experiential learning and other innovative forms of education.
It has published over 600 articles and communications, several book reviews and workshop reports.
Prof. Adamu is the First Vice-President of the Nairobi-based African Council for Open and Distant Learning (ACODL).
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Adewale presents NOUN’s 12th Inaugural Lecture Wednesday
The 12th Inaugural Lecture of the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) will take place on Wednesday in Abuja.
It will be delivered by the Head of the university’s Department of Religious Studies, Prof. Olubiyi Adeniyi Adewale.
A statement from the Dean, Post-Graduate School, Dr. Mande Samaila, indicated that theme of the lecture is “Africanisation of Hermeneutics: An Escursus into Jesus’ Parabolic Discourses”.
The lecture will take place at noon at the university’s headquarters in Jabi, Abuja.
A cursory look at the lecturer’s biodata shows that he knows his onions in the field he is tackling in the watershed presentation.
Prof. Adewale was born in Ibadan, Oyo State, in 1963 and bagged a first degree in English Studies from University of Ife, Ile-Ife, in 1984.
He underwent a theological training at the Nigerian Baptist Theological Seminary, Ogbomosho, where he bagged a Bachelor’s degree in Theology in 1990.
A postgraduate diploma in Mass Communication from The Polytechnic, Ibadan, followed, and he obtained a PhD in Biblical Studies from Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, in 2005.
Prior to that, he had taught for five years at the Benson Idahosa University, Benin City.
It was from there that he joined NOUN in 2006 and earned his professorship 11 years later.
At NOUN, Prof. Adewale has served in various capacities, including as director of the Lagos Study Centre.
He is a member of many academic associations locally and internationally and has authored some books.
The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Abdalla Uba Adamu, is the chief host of the inaugural lecture.
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