BY Deborah Joseph

Professor Oka Obono, a guest lecturer at the Students’ Research Network (STURN) orientation programme has identified the need for research in the society.

Dr. Oka Obono

He noted that research has so many awards, among which are intrinsic and extrinsic. While comparing teaching to research, he described teaching as a distraction to research due to its solely extrinsic reward and that it is likely to slow-track research.

 In his words, “research is simply the systematic quest for knowledge.”

Speaking further on the importance of research, he described research as such that changes ideology and has so many benefits attached to both the researcher and the sample population.

He encouraged researchers to seek research grants from grants foundations, one of which is the McAurthur Foundation, as they are ever willing to support diligent hands.