The College of the Extended University’s (CEU) Global Education Institute recently hosted a visiting delegation from a university in Nigeria.
Professor Ademola Tayo, president of Babcock University led the delegation during the Oct. 10 visit. Established in 1959, Babcock University is Nigeria’s leading institution for offering an education that inspires hope and transforms lives. The university also has earned an award as the Best Private University in Africa.
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Sylvia Alva welcomed the delegation on behalf of President Soraya M. Coley and the entire university administration. Olukemi Sawyerr, assistant vice president for academic innovation, gave a presentation on “Learn-by-Doing Philosophy at Cal Poly Pomona.” Cheryl Wyrick, interim dean and senior international officer for the College of the Extended University and International Center, and Lisa Kessler, interim dean of the Don. B. Huntley College of Agriculture attended the cooperation discussion with the visiting delegation.
The purpose of the visit was to learn about the learn-by-doing” philosophy and practice and establish an institutional partnership with Cal Poly Pomona for academic cooperation and exchange in the areas of engineering, agriculture, education and other disciplines.
After the meeting, the delegation observed operations by CPP students at the Restaurant at Kellogg Ranch and visited with Kellogg West Conference Center & Hotel, and the Farm Store. “We are very impressed with the application of the learn-by-doing philosophy here at Cal Poly Pomona,” Tayo said, “I totally agree with Provost Alva and Dr. Sawyerr that this philosophy will prepare students for the future of work and human and civic engagement. I look forward to working with Cal Poly Pomona on specific programs for faculty and students in the near future.”