Association of West Africa Universities - AWAU

Association of West Africa Universities - AWAU

Association of West African Universities


Programme of Events for 3rd Annual Conference and Annual General Meeting


Date: 22nd – 26th November, 2015
Venue: Nigeria Turkish Nile University, Abuja, Nigeria

Sunday 22nd November, 2015

Arrival and Registration
Executive meeting with LOC

Monday 23rd November, 2015

8.00am- 10.00 Registration continues

10.00 – 12.30 Session 1:

Opening Ceremony

Welcoming address – Chairman, AWAU,
Prof. D.D. Kuupole, VC, UCC, Ghana,

Goodwill messages

African Union Commission
President, AAU
Chairman, Senate Committee on Education
Chairman, House Committee on Education
Ministers of Education(Chad, Benin, Togo & Nigeria)
Executive Secretary, TETFund, Nigeria
Executive secretary, NBTE, Nigeria
Registrar, JAMB
Executive Secretary, NUC
Secretary General, AVCNU & VCG
Keynote Address By His Excellency, Olusegun Obasanjo (GCFR), Prof. Atahiru Jega, Former Chairman, INEC, Nigeria &Prof. C.N.B. Tagoe, Former VC, University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana

Special Guest of Honour’s Address and formal opening - His Excellency, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo (GCON), Vice President, Federal Republic of Nigeria

Gratitude and Announcement – Secretary General, AWAU- Prof. Is-haq Oloyede (OFR)

12.30 – 1.00: Group Photograph & Tea Break

1.00 – 2.00:Session 2
Turbulence in University Education in West Africa: Quality, Mentorship and Access – By: Prof. E.E. Ehile, Secretary General, AAU

2.00 – 3.30: Lunch Break

3:30 – 6.30 Session 3:
i. Roles of Universities in the promotion of good governance, democracy and development in West Africa- By: Prof. Omolewa, Former President of the General Conference of UNESCO
ii. The role of Universities in post 2015 development agenda – By: Prof. Yao Florent Maganawe, Former Minister of Education, Togo.
iii. Turbulence in higher education: A case study of Senegal – By: Prof. Yaye Thiam, VC, University of Etica, Dakar.
iii. Transforming West African Universities through collaboration- By: Oyeniran, K. NASENI, Abuja

6:30 Cocktail

Tuesday 24th November, 2015
9.00 – 11.00: Session 4
i. Pedagogic Optimisation of Teacher’s expenses- By: Prof. Mamadou SALL, Enseignant-chercheur, Université Gaston Berger de Saint-Louis du Sénégal
ii. Education for integration of West Africa: the case of CEFWA- By: Prof. O. Adegoke, Dean, faculty of Education, University of Ilorin, Nigeria
iii. Admission subscription enhancement model for Nigerian Private Universities– By: Prof. T.S. Ibiyemi, Achievers University, Owo

11. 00 – 11.30 Tea Break

11.30 – 2.30: Session 5

i. Thinking without the box: Dismantling the laboratory for progress – By: Prof. I.O. Oloyede, Former President, AAU
ii. Taming the Turbulence? Leading Issues in the Emergence and Challenges of Private Universities in Nigeria – By: Prof. Omaji, Ex VC, Salem University, Lokoja
iii. Utilising academic discipline to consolidate democracy: The case of Social sciences in Ghana- By: Dr. Tuffor, UCC, Cape Coast, Ghana
iv. Examining the Corporate Culture of tertiary/higher education institutions in West Africa: a study of University of Cape Coast, Ghana – By: Prof. D.D. Kuupole, VC, University of Cape Coast, Ghana

2.30 – 3.00 Lunch Break

3.30 – 5.00: Session 6
i. Approach to information technology: Secondary school teachers’ attitude towards school connet resource centres in Kwara Central, Nigeria. –By: Dr. A. Yusuf
ii. The role of technology in Quality Education- By: Origu Chuks Daniel
iii. Technological input and the quality of university education: Case study of Nigeria- By: Dr. Gylych Jelilov
iv. Youth and social media: An appraisal of Nigerian Universities undergraduates – By: O. Ajetomobi

5.00 – 6.30: Session 7
i. Role of Tertiary education Trust Fund of Nigeria in fostering University – industry linkages and the development of research in Nigeria – By: Dr. Abbah
ii. Academic mentoring and not tormenting: a discourse on staff and students of the performing arts department, unilorin- By: Dr. Olalusi
iii. Bridging the gap between higher education and the labour market in Nigeria – By: Dr. Oniore

Wednesday 25th November, 2015
9.00 – 10.00: Session 8
i. Criticism, the environment and policy making in West Africa –By: Dr. James
ii. The role of environmental technology in National development –By: Dr. T. M. Agaja

10.00 – 10.30: Tea Break10.30 – 12.30: AWAU Business Session

1.00 – 2.00: Lunch Break

2.30 – 6.00: Tour of Abuja

Thursday, 26th November, 2015


Conference supported by:

National Universities Commission, Abuja
NTNU, Abuja, Nigeria
University of Ilorin, Nigeria
National Commission for Nomadic Education

Timeline photos 24/07/2015

3rd Annual conference and Annual General Meeting of Association of West Africa Universities

Venue: Nigerian Turkish Nile University, Abuja. Nigeria.

Date: 22nd - 26th November, 2015

Theme: “Turbulence in University Education in West Africa: Quality, Mentorship and Access”


Innovations and strategies in University education in West Africa
The role of Universities in post 2015 development agenda
Perspectives in quality, mentorship and ethics in University education in West Africa
Funding of higher education in West Africa
The role of technology in quality education
The issues of quality and access in the intervention of the private sector in the development of the University system in West Africa
The role of micro- and macro- learning in University education
Myths and realities of university autonomy in West Africa
The imperatives of networking for the survival of West African Universities
Faith –based organisations in the development of West Africa Universities
Inhibitions and limitations of private proprietorship of Universities in West Africa
Universities and democratic developments in West Africa

Abstracts for either oral or poster presentation consideration are welcome.
Deadline for abstract submission: 15th August, 2015.

Provisional Acceptance of Abstract: 30th August, 2015

Deadline for submission of full paper: 30th September, 2015

Notification of Acceptance: 15th October, 2015

All abstract should be submitted to [email protected] and copy [email protected].

Each registered author is allowed to have a maximum of 2 presentations. Co-authorship is not affected by this limit.


The conference fee for regular participants covers access to all conference sessions, exhibition area, welcome reception, coffee-breaks, delegate’s set with conference programme, conference dinner and excursion.

Participants from paid up institutions: $200
Participants from other institutions: $250
Annual dues by Universities: $2000

The conference fee does not include individual costs for travel, accommodation and personal insurance.

All participants are kindly requested to pre-register by sending a completed Registration form on-line at


There are many good hotels in Abuja which are close to the University campus, venue of the conference.
Please find below the list of selected hotels with negotiated prices.

Timeline photos 05/06/2015

Prime Minister of Rwanda, Mr Anastase Murekezi (Centre), President of the Association of African Universities (AAU) and Vice Chancellor, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB), Prof Olusola Oyewole (8th from right), former Vice-Chancellor University of Ilorin, Prof I.O. Oloyede (4th from left) with other members of the AAU delegation during a courtesy call on the former in Kigali yesterday.

Timeline photos 20/03/2014

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