Samuel NyarkoAgyapong, the Project Officer of the AAU, said that the workshop aimed toward training subsequent generation of African Researchers in data analysis tools and practices to reinforce the transparency, reproducibility and openness of research. consistent with him, the main target of the workshop was to form participants gain basic understanding and skills during a nalyzing research data in a reproducible manner.
The VC of Osun State University, Professor LabodePopooola, in his address revealed that the foremost pressing problem facing the planet today is increasing complex approach to research. He said ”exchanging data and other research output amongst researchers could open up new avenues for discoveries, creativity and innovation which may never are anticipated by the first data generators. Also, access to the info underlying research findings is critical to make sure that these claims are often scrutinized and reproduced for impact”.
”It is not any longer news that the majority African researchers still face difficulties in publishing their research findings. Amongst other factors, these difficulties might be attributed to the inadequacy of, or lack of research quality, poor data, lack of appreciation of the info manipulation process and lack of research integrity. i think this workshop is poised to addressing a number of these important research challenges for improved research quality, integrity and output within the African continent”the VC added.
Participants were drawn from institutions across Africa and therefore the workshop successfully initiated a search model on how African Universities could use ‘stata’ for analysis on reproduction of research. Participants began an excursion to Osun Groove and Nike gallery and also visited the most Campus of the University in Osogbo.
The 4-day workshop ended on a cheerful mood with a luncheon party which was graced by important dignitaries within the state including Mr. Gboyega Oyetola, the chief governor of Osun State ably represented by Dr. Gboyega Oyebade, the top of Service; Deputy Governor, Mr. Benedict OlugboyegeAlabi who was represented by Mr. T.O. Agunlejika, the Coordinating Director, Office of the Chief of Staff and Protocol. Others are Engr. (Prince) TundePonnle, a member of Council, Osun State University; Mr. TundeOyesiji, the chief Secretary, Osun State Council for Arts and Culture; Professor KayodeAdekeye, the Lead Facilitator at the Workshop and other eminent personalities. The captivating performance of the Osun State Council forArts and Culture added glamour to the event.
Gbadamosi, Provost, College of Law and Chairman Committee of Provosts, Deans and Directors (COPDD); Professor B.E. Olorede, Provost, Postgraduate College; Professor A.L. Kehinde, Director of Quality Assurance; Professor A.O. Popoola, Director of Research and Linkages; Dr. M.A. Adeleke, Acting Director of educational Planning; Professor Anthony Kola-Olusanya, Director of Inter-Campus and Public Affairs (DICPA); Dr. Obiyemi Obiseye, Deputy Director, DICPA; while Mr. A.O. Adeyemi, Mr. A.K. Onibonokuta and Mr. OwolabiAyesanmi represented the Media team of the University.