The Vice Chancellor, First Technical University (Tech-U), Ibadan, Processor Ayobami Salami, has announced plans to appoint professors of practice to join the institution’s growing faculty.
A statement by the Public Relations Officer, Femi Babatunde, said the VC made this known during the week, during the institution’s second matriculation ceremony and investiture of scholars.
While addressing the audience, the VC said “as a way of enriching of our students, Tech-U is putting finishing touches to a policy of attracting highly experienced industry players for appointment as professors of practice.”
He also explained that professors of practice were professionals, either practicing or retired with or without traditional academic backgrounds, who have exceptionally distinguished themselves in their fields of practice.
He also said that the policy was strategic to the university which prides itself for its disruptive model of tertiary technical education, as it would further deepen the integration of academic scholarship with practical industry experience.
“Knowing that delivering on our mandate of a unique educational model requires capable, experienced and passionate manpower, we have consistently ensured that we recruit the brightest hands in the various fields of study to teach our students.
I am proud to say our growing faculty consists of some of the best from the available pool of experts. Additionally, we have also engaged scholars in the diaspora as visiting lecturers to strenghten the pool,” Salami stated.