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Abdulkareem tasks lecturers on impactful research

AbdulKareem Age Sulyman


The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ilorin, Prof. Sulyman Abdulkareem, has challenged lecturers in the University to embrace impactful research that will benefit their students and contribute meaningfully to the nation’s development.

Prof. Abdulkareem made this call last Thursday (September 24, 2020) at the University’s Multi-purpose Hall during the presentation of three books written by Dr. Olusola Adesiyun of the Department of Paediatrics and Radiology.

The Vice-Chancellor, who was represented by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (RTI), Prof. Mikhail Buhari, expressed happiness that Dr. Adesiyun, despite the enormous challenges and the daunting task of going to classroom regularly, was able to write, publish and present to the public, three books at a go.

Prof. Abdulkareem noted that the books will be of great importance to the students of Paediatric and Radiology who are inquisitive to learn more and go deeper in their studies. He also described the writing of the three books as a proof of Unilorin’s unrelenting efforts at making results oriented research.

The reviewer of the books, the Provost of the College of Health Sciences, University of Ilorin, Prof. Mathew O. Adedoyin, stated that there are over 20 contributors to the books to make it more valuable and useful to medical practitioners. He noted that the first of the book “Paediatric Radiology (Revelations of the Concealed)” has eight chapters that touch every part of the discipline.

While highlighting the effects, the books’ writing has had in the Adesiyun family, Prof. Adedoyin stated that the books had taken Adesiyun’s marriage to another level due to the collaborative efforts of the couple which gave birth to the three books.

Prof. Adedoyin, while reviewing the second book, “Answers”, noted that it proffers for medical students and other related disciplines to excel in their studies.

In his address, the author of the books, Dr. Olusola Adesiyun, gave glory to Almighty God for granting his long term wish to publish a book. He eulogised his wife, Dr. (Mrs.) Omotayo Adesiyun for her contributions, guidance and encouragement.

Abdulkareem tasks lecturers on impactful research

Dr. Adesiyun noted that the books project would not have come to reality if not for his wife’s persistence and tenacity to make sure the books were completely and professionally written. He noted that his wife is his second teacher at home who teaches him inspirational songs whenever he felt discouraged to continue. He stressed that he was a fulfilled man now that the books will be at various libraries for the use of students and lecturers alike.

The author, who is currently observing his one year sabbatical at the Bowen University, Iwo in Osun State, stated that his aim for writing the books was to make sure that his students as well as those who never come in contact with him including his colleagues from other universities across the country tap from his wealth of experience and knowledge. He, however, noted that he used the occasion of the book launch to commemorate the 96th posthumous birthday of his late mother.

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (RTI) Prof. Mikhail Buhari, while speaking in his own capacity as the Chairman of occasion, prayed that the books would be the beginning of many publishing works of Dr. Adesiyun.

Also speaking at the event, the representative of the Resident Doctors at the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH), Dr. Peace Omifem, said that Dr. Adesiyun had made the work of the doctors easier in some aspects with the publishing of these three books.

Among the dignitaries that graced the occasion were the former Provost, College of Health Sciences, Prof. W. B. R. Johnson; the Head of the Department of Paediatric Radiology, Prof. A. T. Braimo; Rev. Akinsola, Dr. Olatayo Aremu, Mr. Stephen Akinlabi all from the Bowen University, Iwo, where Dr. Adesiyun is currently observing his sabbatical.

Also present at the book launch were Engr. Ademola Adesiyun, the family representative of the Adesiyuns, and Dr. Adeniran among others. Highlight of the occasion included the donation of some copies of the books by Dr, Adesiyun to various schools and libraries among which is the University of Ilorin Main Library, Paediatric Rdiology Departmental Library, Bowen University, Iwo Library and also Paediatric Radiology Department of the University.

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