Tai Solarin University of Education, ( TASUED), Ijagun, Ogun State has produced its first female professor, 14 years after it was established.
TASUED was established in 2005 after it was carved out from Tai Solarin College of Education, Omu, Ijebu.
The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Abayomi Arigbabu, declared Mrs Eunice Hassan of the Counselling Psychology department as professor shortly after she delivered the 5th inaugural TASUED lecture.
The VC, while making the declaration, urged women to brace for academic challenges.
Arigbadu commended the counselling psychology professor for rising to the peak of her career.
The VC also called on other lecturers in the institution to see the challenges of presenting their inaugural lectures as one of the important aspects of their profession.
Hassan is the first professor to deliver the inaugural lecture from the College of Specialised and Professional Education and also first from the Department of Counselling Psychology and Educational Foundation in the university.
In the inaugural lecture, Hassan, who spoke on ‘Counselling for Harmony in Workplace: Resolving Gender Discrimination Issues in the World of Work’, lamented the rate of discrimination against women at workplaces.
She also lamented that the number of women living in poverty over the world had increased to 50 per cent.
Hassan noted that women put in two-thirds of the world’s working hours and produce half of the world’s food but that despite women’s hard work; they earned only 10 per cent of the world’s income.
She also observed that women-owned less than one per cent of the world’s property.
She called for a constitutional review that would create equal opportunities for both men and women.
Source: Punch News