By: Joshua Adinoyi
Researchers have been enjoined to create room for other Researchers to access the data they collected during their Research work.
The Presenter of the 8th Federal University Lokoja (FUL) Inaugural Lecture, Prof. Francisca Oladipo made the call during her presentation on the Topic “If you wish to go FAR, go FAIRy: Reconnoitering an Emerging Computing Paradigm”
Prof. Francisca said data collection plays significant role in all research work, stressing that allowing other Researchers gain access to them makes the work easier and also creates room for more innovation.
Prof. Francisca Oladipo who is the Vice Chancellor, Thomas Adewunmi University, promised to continue to promote the new research concept in Computer Science, develop new model and continue to share them in the days ahead.
“The meat of the Lecture is that Researchers must ensure that the data they collect and use in their research are available for other researchers, when they publish, they must ensure that the data can be found and accessed by others
“Passion and Tenacity will always make one to stand out, you must not keep quiet when things are going wrong, speak and be heard clearly” the Professor of Computer Science noted.
The Vice Chancellor, Federal University Lokoja, Prof. Olayemi Akinwumi, in an interview, described Prof. Francisca’s Inaugural Lecture Presentation as one of the best since his assumption of Office as the VC of the prestigious Institution.
Prof. Akinwumi explained that Professors in the Institution have been given ample opportunities to invite other Academicians to Inaugural Lectures as demonstrated by Prof. Francisca and others in the past, stressing that the Institution will compel others to do same in the days ahead.
“Going forward as regards elective position in the University, if you have not presented Inaugural Lectures, we will not allow you to contest for any position, this is part of the Traditions of the University settings and we will revive it in FUL” he said.
Prof. Tayo Arulogun of the Campalla International University, Uganda and his Team, described Professor Francisca’s Presentation as intelligent, beautiful and precise, saying that it also shows the way things should be done.
Prof. Tayo lamented that Africans generates a lot of data but don’t take ownership of them due to lack of preservation, calling on Researchers to borrow a leaf from the FUL 8th Inaugural Lecture and act swiftly.
Seasoned Academicians, Management Staff of the Institution, Student, among others, trooped to the venue of the 8th FUL Inaugural Lecture as they lauded the Presenter for her immense contributions to the academic growth of others.