Monday, 5th July 2021: University at Buffalo, The State of New York ,United States of America has donated a cache of over one hundred books and six psychology instruments to Chrisland University Abeokuta, Nigeria.
The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Mrs. Chinedum Peace Babalola, FAS, received the books on Friday, 2nd July, 2021 at the University Library.
The books were received from the Department of Psychology, New York State University College, Buffalo, under the headship of Dr. Jill Norvilitis, Dr. Cheryl Butensky, and Dr. Lisa Jackson, both psychologists in private practice in Buffalo, New-York, US.
As it’s the normal practice in the academic environment, Chrisland University Department of Psychology thereafter donated these books to the Chrisland University Library to boost the Psychology section in the library as well as make it available to other students.
Prof Babalola appreciated the kind gesture of New York State University College, Buffalo for the donation.
She lauded the department for pooling their resources in celebration of their Departmental week which started on Wednesday, 30th June, 2021 till Friday, 2nd July, 2021, by donating over one hundred books and Psychology instruments to the University Library.
She commended the efforts of the Acting Head of Department, students and staff for the kind gesture which will heighten reading culture among Nigerians, adding that the books will not only be useful to students alone, but will also aid lecturers in their academics.
Speaking in an exclusive interview with CEOAFRICA, the Acting Head of Psychology Department, Dr. Modupe Akin-Deko said the gesture was part of the department’s effort in promoting academic research for development in the University.
She said Chrisland University Abeokuta would in no distant future commence a postgraduate programme in Psychology having fulfilled all the prerequisite conditions of the National Universities Commission, (NUC), in granting such approval.
According to her, the university and the department had graduated two cycles of first degree graduates as required by the NUC adding that the department produces the best brain, one can look for anywhere globally.
Dr Akin-Deko said the department produced a First Class graduate during the first graduation of the University. The acting head of Psychology department stated that the only thing that remained is the approval of the university’s top management to recruit the number of staff required for such programme when the time is ripe.