The Faculty of Humanities, Management and Social Sciences held its second faculty seminar on 19 January, 2022 in the Convocation Hall. The Seminar was well attended by staff and students of the Faculty.

In his opening remarks, the Dean of the Faculty, Professor Joseph Omoregbe emphasised the importance of academic research in improving the quality of teaching and enriching students and lecturers intellectually. He also mentioned that the faculty now has an online journal- Augustine University Journal of Social Sciences (AUJSS), which is hosted on the University portal.

In the first paper titled “Organizational Culture and Firm Innovativeness: A Study of General Hospital, Epe, Lagos State, Nigeria” Dr. Samuel Odunlami of the Department of Business Administration, said that workers should be allowed to participate constructively in the decision making process. He added that the culture of provision of sufficient reward or compensation of workers, giving opportunities for career advancement should be introduced and preserved as this encourages workers to be more proactive and productive.

In the second paper titled, “Human Dignity and the Problem of Violence in Nigeria: Karol Wojtyla’s Notion of Personalism as an Imperative”, Dr. Philip Edema of the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies said that individuals and the government must ensure that there is no gulf between the “self” and “the other” as this can create conflict. He also added that individuals, groups and government interactions must be geared towards fostering unity and a sense of a common bond.

The Chairperson of FAHUMSS Seminar Committee, Dr. Grace Evbuomwan, expressed gratitude to the management of the university and the Dean of the faculty, for their support and thanked everyone for attending the seminar. She said, “the general goal of the seminar is to encourage a highly engaging bi-session academic exercise where a robust cross-pollination of ideas among teaching staff and students of the various departments of the Faculties in the University will continue to be sustained.”

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