The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences has unveiled the first academic journal of Federal University Otuoke to the public.
The journal titled, “Journal of Behavioural Sciences and Development Studies (JBSDS)” which was sponsored by the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND) has 14 papers with 10 of the authors from FUO.
In his remark at the commissioning and unveiling ceremony, Vice Chancellor, FUO, Prof. Mobolaji Aluko said the event is another remarkable day in the University because publications of journals present research works of the Academia, adding that it is the essence of the university to conduct research geared toward impacting on the socio- economic life of the society.
He thanked TETFUND for the support, and also extended the gratitude of the management to Dr. Evans Eze and Dr. Felina Nwadike who are responsible for the efforts so far.
The VC encouraged the Faculty of Science to tow the same line by producing its own journal; while thanking every guest, members of staff and students for attending the event. He concluded by expressing optimism that the Institution will continue to grow from strength to strength.
Also speaking at the event, the Head of Department, Social Sciences and Editor-in-Chief of the journal, Dr. Eze Evans narrated how the journal came to existence disclosing that JBSDS has gone through a rigorous editorial process and all the prerequisites expected of an academic journal.
Dr. Eze thanked the VC and his management team for reaching out and ensuring that the journal is published, he also thanked the staff and students of the faculty in general and Department of Social Sciences in particular for their effort.
The high light of the occasion was the unveiling of the journal by the VC followed by presentation of copies to guests and contributors. Copies of the journal will also be sent to all Federal Universities in the country.
FUO Choir and Cultural Troupe added colour to the event with their rendition of the National/FUO Anthem and Cultural Dance Performance.
The Journal which is targeted at the International and Local Publics is a bi-annual journal first published in 2014. It is devoted to publishing theoretical and research-based empirical works on issues concerning social sciences and sustainable development.
JBSDS has a six member Editorial Board and Seven Member Editorial Adviser comprising of renowned Scholars in the area of Social Sciences.