“Adding value to yourself makes you valuable and needed by people who need your service. As a result, where there is a will; there is always a way”. The 2-day staff retreat which was held on Monday 8th, and Wednesday 10th January, 2024 at the Sapetro Hall of the faculty of Engineering in the university. This statement was made by the Vice-Chancellor, Redeemer’s University Ede, Professor Shadrach Akindele during the retreat.

The retreat tagged ‘Back to Bethel: A re-affirmation’ was organized to re-engineer the minds of staff about the vision and mission of the university.

Prof. Akindele in his welcome address and presentation highlighted the need to “go back to our core values as an institution”. He stated that, “the consistent reminder of our vision, mission and mandate will help members of staff to be focused, and to align with Redeemer’s University stance in raising future giants for Christ”.

In a detailed presentation, Prof. Akindele analysed the strengths of different programmes in the university where he gave an insight into the current state of each department’s performance and number of students. He also highlighted the need for the university to maintain her standing in the comity of universities and implored all staff to revisit the university’s core values.

Other notable topics like Modeling Christ in mentoring students for greater future, Maintaining Christ identity and Integrating faith into learning were part of the topics treated at the retreat.

Other speakers at the 2-day event include, Prof. Adegboyega Aduradola, Professor of Forestry, Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta, who spoke on “Rendering Service in a Christian University; revisiting the holy mountains”; and his wife, Prof (Mrs) Remi Aduradola, Professor of Communication and Cultural Studies, FUNAAB, who encouraged members of staff on the need to Model Christ in Mentoring Students for a Greater future; and Prof. Ben and Prof. (Mrs) Amy Kalu who drew the curtain on the event speaking on the topic titled “Maintaining Christ’s Identity and Integrating Faith into Learning”.

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