BSU To Embark On Constant Training Of All Academic Staff Involved In Postgraduate Supervision

The Management of Benue State University has put in place modalities to ensure constant training of all academic staff involved in Postgraduate Supervision.

The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Msugh Moses Kembe disclosed this while declaring open a three-day training workshop on Effective M.Sc. and P.hD Supervision Organised by the Centre for Food Technology and Research (CEFTER) at the George Town Hotel, Abuja last week.

Represented by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic), Professor Edward Omudu, he noted with regret that no postgraduate supervisor is trained for supervision, adding that the workshop is a veritable platform to equip postgraduate supervisors with the necessary tools and skills to enhance and improve their supervision.

He further said in view of the richness of the content of the workshop, the postgraduate supervision training would be stepped down for other academic staff especially young academic who have just started supervision.

He expressed appreciation to CEFTER’s international partners for coming to impart knowledge and share experiences stressing that the partnership would be sustained for the benefit of both parties.

In an opening remark, the CEFTER Centre Leader, Prof. Daniel Adedzwa explained that the workshop was organised with the core objective of building the capacity of the academic staff in supervision and to provide the platform for participants to exchange ideas and share experiences.

Represented by the Deputy Centre Leader Operations, Dr. Barnabas Ikyo, he disclosed that the workshop drew participants from all Departments of CEFTER, all Faculties in the University as well as partner institutions.