The wring of award-winning grants for the academia has further received a boost when the Tai Solarin University of Education branch of the Organisation for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD) organised a training workshop for teaching staff of the University.
In his welcome address , the Acting Vice-Chancellor, represented by the Dean, College of Specialised and Professional Education(COSPED), Prof. Folasade Rashedat Sulaimon noted that the event would give women scienstists present at the occasion the opportunity to acquire information on the current trends in writing award winning and grants.
According to Prof. Banjo, the workshop affords the teaching staff the opportunity to learn from the wealth of experience of the guests speakers as the workshop will open the eyes of the academia to the contemporary issues surrounding the award of grants, not leaving out the best approaches to wring a good proposal.
He, however, urged policymakers to support the organisation through contributions to the lofty ideas, in order to improve the place of women in the field of science.
In her welcome address, the President of OWSD, who also doubles as the Dean, College of Science and Information Technology(COSIT), Prof.Oluwakemi Oyebanjo thanked the Acting Vice-Chancellor for the support given to the organisation in hosting the maiden edition of the workshop.
Prof. Oyebanjo disclosed that OWSD is primarily aimed at promoting the participation of women in the development and ulitization of new technologies.
She urged women to collectively increase the awareness about the participation of women scientists and technologists in the development of Nigeria.
While recalling the establishment of the organisation in TASUED, Prof. Oyebanjo gave accolades to Prof. Stella Odebode for her continuous support to gender equality and for championing the cause of women in Nigeria and beyond.
The lectures were delivered by Prof. Samuel Ekundayo Oladipo the Director, Directorate of Research and External Relations of the institution, followed by Prof. Bolanle Otegbayo from Bowen University, Iwo, Dr J.O. Akorede and Dr R.A. Akerele amongst others.