Don Seeks Varsities’ Collaboration to Improve Academic Standard

Says more encouragement is desired to help students for sustainability.

The Head of Department of International Law at Adekunle Ajasin University Akungba-Akoko, Dr Akin Oluwadayisi, has urged varsities in Nigeria, involved in legal education business, to collaborate to ensure strict compliance with rules and regulations of university systems.

He said the timely collaboration would enhance ancient landmarks of high academic standards and would also bring to an end the social vices currently bedeviling higher Institutions in the country.

Oluwadayisi stated this in a lecture he delivered in honor of the first professor of law in AAUA, Prof. Kenneth Dinakin.

The lecture was titled, ‘Clinical pedagogy of law and mentorship: the pervading influence of a quintessential professor of law.’

The guest lecturer noted that law as a discipline might be brain-tasking and expensive, but hardship being faced by indigent students, low moral standards coupled with academic compromise, among others had contributed to poor performances of students.

Adding that More encouragement is desired to help them sustain their studentship. 

He said, “Currently, we find a number of our brilliant students involved in menial jobs to keep up their studentship, pay school fees and make photocopies of material useful for their courses.

“They become worse in their academic performance when the system does not consider or cater for their predicament.

“However, that is not the worst thing happening right now. The hope of our efforts as lecturers and expectations of better ranking which we have favorably and successively obtained as an institution is now under serious threat of low moral standards, academic compromise, derailment, pervading impunity among others.”

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