ACU Graduates to Receive Three Certificates - Penangle | News Portal in Nigeria
Sun. Jul 14th, 2024
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Graduates from Ajayi Crowther University (ACU) will henceforth receive three certificates from the institution, says the Vice-Chancellor Prof. Timothy Adebayo.

He made this statement while hosting Mind Education experts from China and Korea, who were visiting to implement a mind education project established through an agreement between the group and ACU. Present at the event with the Vice-Chancellor was the Dean of the Faculty of Education, Prof. Mrs. Ronke Ogunmakin.

The visiting team included IYF Nigeria chairman, Lee Kyoung Ho; his language aide, Kim Jeong; Manager of IYF Nigeria, Jung Ju Hwan; and Nigeria coordinator, Robert Udo. Also in the team were Wang Shoo Xi, Jang Ji Eun, Kim Jeong Eun, Chen Xi, Sun Shupeng, and Kim Minji.

From left: Dean, Faculty if Education, Prof Ronke Ogunmakin; Vice-Chancellor, Prof Timothy Adebayo; International Youth Conference (IYF) chairman in Nigeria, Lee K Young Ho; and IYF manager in Nigeria, Jung Ju Hwan

Prof. Adebayo remarked, “What we have initiated is unprecedented in the history of tertiary education in Nigeria. The Mind Education project began following my visit to South Korea in 2023 to participate in the International Youth Fellowship (IYF) program.

“Other Vice-Chancellors and heads of tertiary institutions from Nigeria attended the program, where we observed how mind education is used to combat social vices among the youth in Korea and other Asian countries. The positive outcomes presented were compelling, and I was deeply impressed.”

“ACU decided to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Mind Educators to introduce the program to our students. We have since started training, and students will be awarded certificates of international status upon graduation from the university. This means that, in addition to their degree certificates, students will also receive a Mind Education certificate and an Entrepreneurship Training certificate, having completed entrepreneurship training at our University’s Entrepreneurship Training Centre,” Adebayo explained.

During an interaction with ACU students, project coordinator Robert Udo, stated that, with its adoption into ACU’s curriculum, students will write an examination at the end of each programme.

“The aim of this project is to reshape the mindset of the youth to overcome social vices like sexual violence, drug abuse, and other corrupt practices. Since its inception in 2001, the IYF has helped many youths confront their challenges, change their lifestyles, and integrate better into society,” Udo said.

“In IYF, we have the Good News Call (GNC), which allows youths to travel abroad to learn the language and culture of their host countries. This experience helps them grow, learn new things, and transform positively. For the project in Nigeria, we have volunteers from China and South Korea, they are university students eager to make a positive impact on other youths’ lives while also learning from their Nigerian hosts.”

“At ACU, we recently held a Mind Education Camp, employing games, dance, lectures, and other activities to help students develop a strong, positive mindset. The three-day camp was just the beginning; Mind Education involves consistent training and evaluation. Since it is now a course at ACU, each group of students will complete an examination at the end of their training,” Udo concluded.

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