The Vice-Chancellor, Professor D. D. Kuupole has entreated senior faculty to mentor young lecturers to enhance their professional development in order to promote quality research and teaching in the University.
Prof. Kuupole noted that mentoring the young lecturers would create the opportunity for them to meet the expectations of their departments and faculties. He commended the Faculty of Social Sciences for encouraging young lecturers in the faculty to lead in the presentations at the recent International.
The Vice-Chancellor was speaking at a meeting with staff of the Faculty of Social Sciences as part of his interaction with the Faculties/Schools in the University.
Prof. Kuupole pointed out that research formed the core of his vision and therefore he would encourage and recognise scholarship as well as promoting the research agenda of UCC. He called on staff to improve on their publications to enhance their professional status and that of the University.
The Vice-Chancellor also implored the lecturers not only to develop good relationship with the students but also adopt appropriate mode of delivery for better understanding of the various courses they teach. He further encouraged them to put in more effort to facilitate the completion rate of post graduate students.
Prof. Kuupole gave a hint that the Information Communication Technology (ICT) would soon be upgraded to a Directorate to soon and hadinstructed the Directorate of Physical Development and Estate Management to install projectors in all lecture halls to facilitate effective teaching and learning.
Prof. Kuupole finally expressed appreciation to all staff for their support during his induction as the Vice-Chancellor of UCC adding that “Let this massive support be translated into hard work.”
The Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences, Prof. S. B. Kendie, thanked the Vice-Chancellor for the fruitful interaction with the faculty and expressed their readiness to help uplift the image of UCC.