Prof. Joshua Ogunwole, Vice Chancellor of Bowen University, Iwo, Osun State, during the week revealed that the institution had concluded all arrangements to set up a Super Dual Equatorial Radar Network System.
While speaking during a briefing organised by the university to announce the activities for its 14th convocation, the VC stated that the facility would be the first of its kind in Africa and the world at large.
Prof. Ogunwole added that the system was installed on the university campus to aid the study of atmospheric physics in the institution, adding that the project was accomplished in collaboration with the Virginia State University, USA and the National Space Research and Development Agency.
“We have established collaboration with the Virginia State University, USA and the National Space Research and Development Agency for the development of Super DERN System to aid the study of atmospheric physics and monitor the equator,” the VC stated.
Concerning the 14th convocation ceremony of the university, the VC made it known that 868 graduating students would be conferred with first and post graduate degrees.
He also made it known that the current President of the African Development Bank, Dr. Akinwumi Adeshina, would deliver the convocation lecture titled, ‘Africa’s Future: Positioning University to Nurture and Develop Entrepreneurial Initiatives’ on the 2nd of November, 2019.
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