The Vice-Chancellor of the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN), Prof. Olufemi Peters, has received executives of the Association of Media and Communication Researchers of Nigeria (AMCRON) following the body’s successful conference.
The Vice-Chancellor was also honoured by the association with the Certificate of Participation during the visit on Wednesday, 12 January 2022, which was jointly presented by the president of AMCRON, Prof. McCarthy Esirinune Mojaye and the Secretary-General, Prof. Abiodun Adeniyi at his office, University Village Abuja.
The 2-day conference, held between 1 and 2 December, 2021, was organised in collaboration with the NOUN’s Olusegun Obasanjo Centre for African Studies (OOCAS) and the organisers acknowledged the VC’s active participation in the conference with the award of the certificate.
While presenting the certificate, the duo commended Peters for his special interest in research, even as the association expressed its pleasure with the Vice-Chancellor’s participation in the conference that attracted participants from both within and outside Nigeria.
The AMCRON president further explained that the association “is a certified, young and fast-growing body having a total of three hundred and fifteen (315) members spread across one hundred and seven (107) institutions of higher learning within Nigeria, nine in foreign universities and thirteen in local/ international organisations.”
The mandate of the organisation, he added, is to advance scholarships, development and academic growth through research and theory building.
Responding, the Vice-Chancellor thanked the organisation for the visit as well as the certificate of participation and reiterated his unwavering support and commitment to professionalism and academic advancement in line with global best practices.
OOCAS is an independent, non-profit organisation involved in development research with a view to promoting and deepening good governance in Nigeria and Africa as a whole with the overall objective of contributing to the promotion of development in Nigeria and Africa through intellectual discourse and cutting-edge empirical research and studies.