REPORT ON FROM THE UNIVERSITY-WIDE COURSES 40TH WEBINAR PROGRAMME
IN COLLABORATION WITH LANDMARK UNIVERSITY SDG 3 & 12
THEME: WAR AGAINST DRUG ADDICTION
We would like to express our gratitude to God for the immense success of the 40th LUCRID webinar and the approval from the Management to organize this event. We sincerely appreciate your contributions and support throughout the event.
This report summarizes the outcomes, key points, and recommendations from the event, which comprised participants online and on-site. The event aimed to raise awareness about drug addiction and discuss effective strategies to tackle this problem in our community.
Drug addiction poses a significant challenge that continues to endanger our Society. It has become a major concern for parents and educational institutions, as many young individuals are falling into the dark world of drug abuse and becoming trapped in addiction. Commonly abused substances include codeine, marijuana, and others, which have severe physical and psychological consequences.
To create a healthy society and ensure a promising future for our youth, Universities like ours must educate Students and the Public about the prevention and treatment of all forms of drug addiction. This can only be achieved by spreading accurate knowledge, as stated in John 8:32, “You shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free.” The objective of the webinar was also to provide knowledge as a solution to the problem of drug addiction, which has hindered the prospects of many young individuals in our Society.
The one-day event was held on Wednesday, May 17th, 2023, at the Exhibition International Center in collaboration with Landmark University SDG 3 & 12. The event focused on the topic “Escape Route from Drug Abuse.”
The event attracted online participants, including experts in the Medical Practitioner, Management team, Faculty, and Staff, Students of Landmark University, and Members of the Directorate, UWC.
The event was anchored by the master of ceremony, Mrs. Alayiemola, after the arrival of the Vice-Chancellor, she began the program with an opening prayer at about 10: 30am and a rendition of the National and LMU anthems. Welcome remarks were made by Associate Professor Abimbola Oluyori and the Director of LUCRID, followed by the Registrar and the Vice-Chancellor. thereafter, the Vice-Chancellor formally declared the webinar opened. The citation of the invited facilitator was then read by Mr. Adeboyejo O. A.
The keynote speaker, Dr. Leke Olaoye, is an alumnus of the Lagos State College of Medicine. He obtained his M.Sc. degree. (Distinction) from Landmark University, Omu-Aran, Kwara State, and he is currently pursuing his Ph.D. program in medical sociology. He is an ardent lover of God who is passionate about helping the youth fulfill and maximize their potential and destinies. With approximately a decade of medical practice after graduating, Dr. Leke has worked in several reputable healthcare facilities, including the University College Hospital in Ibadan, the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital in Gwagwalada, and the Federal Medical Centre in Keffi, to name just a few. He is a resident doctor at the Federal Teaching Hospital in Ido-Ekiti. He is happily married to Mrs. Fikayo Leke and they are blessed with three lovely children.
Dr. Faleke Olaoye Michael, an expert in Sociology Medicine, delivered a compelling presentation on drug addiction. He provided an insightful overview of the topic, including valuable information on how to prevent drug abuse, identify the risk factors, and the harmful impact it can have on spiritual, physical, and mental health. He also discussed the available treatments and various approaches to address this significant problem through a combination of spiritual, psychological, and medical means. Importantly, he emphasized the critical role of prevention, treatment, and support for those in recovery. Following the presentation, an interactive question and answer took place, in which the presenter provided satisfactory answers to the questions and the audience gained further knowledge from his responses.
The webinar ended with an assessment of the program, followed by Closing remarks, a vote of thanks, and a prayer from Mr. Adekanye. It was a successful event, and we return the grace of God.
Considering the impact of the webinar, we recommend that the facilitator be re-invited to speak to a larger audience of Students and Staff at the University.
Adeboyejo, Oluwatosin A.
Assistant Registrar (UWC)
For: Director, UWC.