THEME: Town and Gown Dialectics : A Healthy Partnership or a Marriage of Convenience?
PUBLIC LECTURER: Omeire, Charles Obioma (Former registrar, FUTO)
Town and gown is used to portray two distinct communities of, and in a University town. While town represents the host community or the non-academic population, gown represents the University community. The history of town-and-gown relationship is as old as the history of higher education. Universities cannot escape the inevitable fact of being part of a local community. Thus the higher education’s locus of power is the determination of what role, if any, they will play in their community.
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