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|By Ishaq Musa

The Vice-Chancellor, Federal University of Lafia (FULafia), Prof. Shehu Abdul Rahman, has said that FULafia leads other universities in the country in the area of engendering and promotion of collaboration.

He, therefore, called on the universities to copy the excellent example of FULafia with a view to making joint research and promoting education.

Abdul Rahman spoke, recently, during the fourth inaugural lecture series of the University, describing the academic exercise as a way of collaboration between FULafia and other universities.

He said that within university system, "there should be nothing like rivalry but collaboration."

He said that it was worthy of noting that Professor Matthew Olaleke Aremu, the lecturer, was promoted to the rank of professor by the Federal University Wukari (FUWukari), Taraba State, before he transferred his services to Federal University of Lafia, where he was appointed a professor and asked to deliver his inaugural lecture.

According to the vice-chancellor, attaining the rank of professorship could be either by promotion or appointment. 

"FUWukari promoted Aremu to professor while we appointed him a professor," he said.

During the lecture, FULafia chaired the event while FUWukari served as the co-chair.

Abdul Rahman called on the public to remember the core values of FULafia, namely, integrity, innovation and excellence, describing the event as "another innovation in the history of university system." 

The vice-chancellor, who was the chairman of the occasion, called on the co-chairman in the person of the the vice-chancellor of Federal University Wukari, to jointly present a gift to Aremu.

In his address, the Vice-Chancellor, Federal University of Wukari, Prof. Jude S. Rabo, applauded FULafia for recognising the professorial promotion of Aremu by FUWukari and giving him the opportunity to present his inaugural lecture. 

Jude was represented by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, (academics), of his University, Prof. Mrs. Judith Mgbemena, at the occasion.

Speaking, Mgbemena said: "What happened here is something that is not common in Nigerian universities. So, we really appreciate Federal University of Lafia for giving Prof. Aremu the opportunity and for inviting FUWukari to be the co-chairman of this very important academic event."

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