The Vice-Chancellor of Caleb University, Imota, Lagos State, Prof. Ayandiji Daniel Aina, has said the universityâ€™s experience over the last few years strongly indicated the great potentials in the university in instituting a learning context that is rich in educational opportunities, research and scholarship.
Aina made this remark during a three-day ISTEAMS conference held at the school premises with the theme, â€˜Scalable Innovative Multidisciplinary Research for Advancement and Economic Transformationâ€™, where over 92 papers of academic research were delivered by scholars from within and outside Nigeria.
The Vice-Chancellor noted that the university was proud that the integration of the fundamental requirements stipulated by academic and professional quality assurance bodies, a global-outlook and impact driven learning emphasis, has provided a powerful synergy for employment in enabling the inculcation of intellectual and creative abilities via the platform of a solid commitment to self-discovery.
The ISTEAMSâ€™ conference was followed by the universityâ€™s second inaugural lecture themed, â€˜Can Anything Good Come Out of Nazareth? : Synergizing The Scalable Complex Adaptive Relationships Between Humans and the Cyberspaceâ€™, delivered by a Professor of Computer Security and Dean of the Business School, Babatope Longe, who acknowledged the impact of ICT revolution in the countryâ€™s technological growth with software and internet penetration.
Longe noted that the country had the potential of joining the tiger nations and other upcoming countries whose economies were being driven by digital innovations that had propelled their economies, changed the face of their society and earned them respect in the comity of nations by entrenching the culture of commitment, entrepreneurship, patriotism, dedication and excellence.
He said these components were needed for building a virile ICT â€“ driven society and stressed the need for the nation’s law enforcement agencies and the internet community to harness efforts in order to rid the internet of demeaning crimes.
The Professor emphasised that both the internet community and law enforcement agencies must engage in a collective effort to curb cyber abuse, thus the need for the law enforcement agencies to revisit their mechanism for reporting, apprehension and prosecution of cybercrimes via emerging technologies