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knowledge and intelligence, can combine to harmonize the personality of our learners and make them greater assets to themselves and to humanity. After all, Mr. Vice-Chancellor, many of our graduates these days are not employed to work in their areas of academic specializations. Most of banking employment have been taken up by our engineering graduates. We have doctors who are now fashion designers— in a highly enviable sense. We have education graduates who are efficient farm managers. Could our higher education curricula exploit our learners’ multiple intelligences more than we are doing at present? In the light of this lecture so far, I would answer the question in the affirmative. These complementary avenues of self expression could also have implications for our hidden curricula in higher education. Our environment of academic freedom allows our students to give freer expression to their natural endowments than at the lower levels of education. Unfortunately such freedom can, and often gets chanelled into unproductive activities or unhealthy and destructive associations. Opportunities of positive self expression in divergent knowledge areas could sanitize our hidden curricula thereby making life on campus more congenial and less violent. Furthermore, curricula which take our learner’s multiple intelligences into account by implication accept that there are many ways to learning. This also implies that there are many ways to teaching, one of which is to lecture. Then, it places the challenge on us as higher education teachers to make use of other methods, skills, strategies of teaching so that we can empower our graduates to face the contemporary life and the workplace more confidently. We should therefore seize opportunities to learn new skills of teaching with zeal. Our ICT generation compels us to learn continuously. Mr. Vice-Chancellor Sir, distinguished audience, granted that “knowing man” has intelligence, does he always know what he can know? This takes us to another brief look at the concept of human potential, to conclude this second lecture. Human potential, like the concept of intelligence, is very


Professor Oluremi Aina Bamisaiye University Lecture  
Professor Oluremi Aina Bamisaiye University Lecture  

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