REPORT ON LANDMARK SDG 11 TOWN-GOWN LIBRARY ACCESS EVENT UNDERTAKEN BY SDG 11 ON JULY 19, 2022 ENTITLED CINEMATOGRAPHY AND USE OF LIBRARY: A TOWN AND GOWN CONSORTIUM AGAINST THE MENACE OF PALASA
Following management’s gracious approval, the SDG 11 team successfully hosted a Town-Gown Library access event on July 19, 2022 entitled Cinematography and Use of Library: A Town and Gown Consortium against the menace of PALASA.
The program was held at the Omu-Aran ICT center/E-Library and well attended by members of the University ably led by the Vice chancellor, Prof Charity Aremu and the Omu-Aran Community led by no lesser person than the Olomu of Omu-Aran and his chiefs.
The activity of the day started with opening prayers followed by a welcome address from the Lead, SDG 11, Dr. E.O. Asani. Thereafter, the Registrar Landmark University noted that the Town-Gown event came at the right time when the society is in dire need of urgent intervention due to the menace of quackery and the propensity by young one to cut corners to success. The Vice-chancellor in her speech, noted that the value system of the society has been eroded by get-rich-quick syndrome and highlighted the commitment of the University to tackling the menace of PALASA. According to her, the University is poised to use the instrumentality of education, community impact and meaningful Town-Gown engagements to transform PALASA which colloquially translates loosely to ‘fake’ to a more meaningful and rewarding parlance. She there welcomed the Olomu of Omu-Aran and his chiefs, the principals and students of invited secondary schools and other well-meaning participants to the event.
The Vice-chancellor’s speech was followed by a Drama and Cinematherapeutic presentation by Dr. Sola Owolabi and his team. The theme of the presentation pointed toward the cyclic nature of action and consequences. The team was able to drive home the point that our PALASA actions today will have a terrible consequence on us and the society tomorrow through their stellar performance applauded by all. Thereafter, a colloquium was convoked with representations from the town and the gown. The discussion was geared towards the efforts of the society and the University towards engaging youth in meaningful activities through access to and use of Library. It was agreed that the ICT center must be put to good use by the society for library and other scholarly purposes.
Comments were taken by the President, Omu-Aran Development Association, who asked for a sustained partnership with the University in keeping the Omu-Aran ICT center open for Library use to the society. The Olomu of Omu-Aran thanked the University for the great initiative of hosting the event and asked for a repeat of the program at a later date with a larger audience.
The event came to a close after the Vice Chancellor’s closing remark and prayers.
The event was captured in both still and motion pictures and streamed to youtube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QrpLE9qxOpo&t=2643s. The images will be made available by the CPA team.
We like to thank the management for their support towards the success of the programme. Thank you