Linkages and Partnerships Office (LPO)
This Office shall take over the functions of the current DLSR. It will be headed by a Director and shall consist of the following units.
4.3.1 External Partnership Unit
i. Collaborate with the Advancement Officeto promote linkages/partnerships between OAU and Non-Academic Institutions/Bodies;
ii. Initiate and execute MOUs and Agreements between OAU and other Institutions/Bodies;
iii. Promote town-gown initiatives.
4.3.2 Academic Collaboration Unit
i. Promote Academic linkages/partnerships between OAU and other Institutions;
ii. Coordinate relations with International Organizations (ACU, AAU, ANSTI,UNESCO, WARIMA, et al.;
iii. Administer exchange/visiting programmes for staff and students.
4.3.3 Capacity Building Unit
i. Organize capacity building workshops (proposal writing, research methodology and publishing);
ii. Disseminate information on Conferences and Funding opportunities for fellowships study leaves, postgraduate studies, etc.
MEMBERSHIP OF LPO COMMITTEE
Executive Director (COR)
2 members representing Senate
Director, Centre for Distance Learning
Executive Director (Advancement Office)
Director, Institute of Cultural Studies
Director, Academic Affairs Committee
Deputy Registrar, COR (Secretary)
TERMS OF REFERENCE
i. To scrutinize proposals for Linkages and Partnership
ii. To regulate the links and agreements between OAU and other Institutions/Bodies.
iii. To formulate short-term exchange/visiting programmes in collaboration with interested Units of the University.
iv. To periodically reviewing existing MOUs and agreements for internal consistency functionality, relevance and adequacy.