The immediate past director-general of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr Dakuku Peterside is to mount a podium again for another thought-provoking discourse at the Federal University, Otuoke in Bayelsa State.
Dr Peterside, the turnaround expert, will on Friday, February 12, 2020, deliver a paper titled “Challenging The Way We Deliver Higher Education In A Changing World” at the First Honour’s Day Lecture at the university barely three days after delivering a keynote address at the Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) retreat in Calabar.
A statement from the university signed by the Registrar, Yousuo Donald Iruo, disclosed that the event is part of the activities marking the send forth of the institution’s second Vice-Chancellor, Professor Seth Accra Jaja.
A columnist, author and technocrat, Dr. Peterside will share his thoughts on re-engineering the way tertiary education is delivered in an era of globalisation and rapid technological disruptions and, the need to be innovation-driven.
According to the university, 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 synergise in finding innovative solutions to society’s most pressing challenges.
Federal University Otuoke, Bayelsa State is one of the 12 universities established by the former president Goodluck Jonathan administration in 2011. The University, which currently has over 8000 students and 200 teaching staff is fast establishing itself as a force to reckon with in grooming high-level manpower and research.