A former Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Prof. Adeniyi Harrison and the current Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences, Prof. Omobitan Olufunso have led their research teams to winning the 2020 Tertiary Education Trust Fund TETFUND National Research Fund to the tune of ₦66.8 million.
The Acting Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Oyedamola Oke congratulated the dons for their wonderful proposals that has attracted the research facility to the citadel of learning.
Prof. Harrison-led research project was titled Developing Functional Metalanguage for the 21st Century Needs of Nigerian National Languages and it won a grant of Thirty Two Million Naira (₦32,000,000); it is expected to run for 18 months.
On his part, Prof. Omobitan’s project was titled Emerging Patterns and Determinants of Rape: Comparative Study of Rural-Urban Communities in Nigeria and this won a grant of Thirty-Three Million, Eight Hundred and Twenty-Four Thousand, Nine Hundred and Twenty-Four Naira (₦33, 824,924,00). This is expected to run for 23 months.
Prof. Odusanya noted that the 2020 award marked the second time that LASU has won the NRF Grants and acknowledged the challenges but was happy the efforts were duly rewarded.
Moreso, Prof. Harrison appreciated the Varsity’s support and wanted a continuous support throughout the lifetime of the project noting it will be a collective success of both parties.
The Acting Vice-Chancellor was also full of praise to the outgoing Director, Directorate of Research Management and Innovation, Prof. Olumuyiwa Odusanya, for the impacts the Directorate played in attracting the grants and wish they all be good ambassadors of LASU.
The ceremony had in attendance the Assistant Directorate, Directorate of Research Management and Innovation, Dr. Temitope Yerokun-Oloko; the Coordinator, Centre for Information, Press and Public Relations, CIPPR Mr. Ademola Adekoya and a representative of TETFUND Desk Office, Mr. Ismail Kehinde.