The Institute has recorded another milestone achievement in its collaboration effort at connective effectively to all its stakeholders. The Vice Chancellor of Anchor University Prof. J. O Afolayan in company of Prof Oladele Fatokun- the Dean Faculty of Natural and Applied Sciences and the Ag. Librarian Pastor Zacchaeus B. Emmanuel paid a courtesy visit to the Institute on Tuesday, 31st July, 2018
The visit was facilitated by the Extension & Linkage Department of the Institute. The team was received by the DG/CEO and the Committee of Directors at the Institute's Conference Room. The DG in her welcome address assured the VC that Anchor University is in the right place; that the Institute is highly experienced in the issue of collaboration and has signed MoU with over 30 tertiary institutions and research Institutes both local and international. She informed the guests that the Institute is working with some of these institutions in the following areas: entrepreneurship to produce graduates who would be employers of labour rather than job seekers; joint research projects of mutual interest using the state of the art facilities in the Institute's laboratories and workshops l; postgraduate and undergraduate internships; sabbatical leave and staff exchange program and so on. The VC Anchor University in his statement on the purpose of visit said that Anchor University desires to partner with FIIRO towards realization of the Outcome Based Education goal of the University with a view to produce highly skilled and globally competitive graduates who would make a difference in nation development. He informed the meeting that Anchor University recently signed MoU with three universities in UK, Germany and India and that FIIRO could also benefit from the relationships Anchor University is having with those universities. He said the University wants to hit the ground flying and so, the team has come with a draft MoU to formalize the collaboration. The DG in her response thanked the VC for the achievements of Anchor University within its short period of establishment. She assured the VC that the Institute is ready to work with Anchor University. She mentioned that the Institute has signed MoU with some faith-based universities like Covenant University, Landmark University and Mountaintop University. The DG also presented a draft MoU by the Institute to the VC with the conclusion that soft copies of the draft MOUs should be exchanged for reconcilation and harmonization into a single draft for consideration of both Parties. The visit ended on a very good note with assurances to work together. Before, taken group photograph and tour of Institute's facilities, the Vice Chancellor signed the historic FIRO Visitor's Book.