FUNAAB- The Vice Chancellor of the Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta (FUNAAB), Professor Kolawole Salako has paraphrased the need to scale up research analysis in the institution, asserting it is the reason for building a central laboratory with equipment worth N300 million, courtesy of the World Bank.
VC made this visit during the last courtesy call by the management team of the Federal Neuropsychiatric Hospital (FNPH), Aro, Abeokuta, led by the provost and medical director of the hospital, Dr Afis Akanni Agboola, for a synergy with the institution on general and mental health of the staff members and students.
Reciting further, Professor Salako said it would be very difficult to scale up research analysis in any university without a very highly inventive laboratory
He affirmed concern over the issue of mental illness, suicide and substance abuse among the youths in the country, saying the issue is linked to the failure of parents.
“Students now have access to information they shouldn’t have access to through the internet and parents are not asking questions. We are now too distant from each other even within the family. This is really influencing our youths. They are not receiving mentorship again; many of them don’t want to be mentored by anyone except their peers. Everyone is looking for money,” he grumbled.
He pledged to carry the entire university community along in the partnership and collaborative efforts, and to expand the same gesture to the institution in terms of teaching, research and service.
Enunciate on the purpose of the visit, the 12th substantive provost and medical director of FNPH, Dr Agboola remarked that broadening partnership and collaboration between the two federal-owned institutions is crucial at a time when the youths are grossly engaged in depression, suicide and drugs abuse