The 9th Edition of the International Biotechnology Workshop Kicked off on the 3rd day of June, 2019 with an opening ceremony. The theme of the Workshop is tagged "Metagenomics: A Veritable Tool for National Development". In attendance were the Vice Chancellor (Prof. AAA. Atayero), Covenant University; ably represented by the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Prof. Akan Bassey Williams), who officially declared the workshop open. The Dean, College of Science and Technology- Prof. Ajanaku was present to corroborate the opening event. Also in attendance were the Head of Department, Biological Science, Covenant University, Dr. G. I. Olasehinde, Departmental Professors- Prof. Solomon Oranusi, Prof. O. O. Obembe; Dr. Angela Eni, and other Departmental Staff and Faculty.
The VC (represented by the DVC) stressed that continuous improvement and hard work are keys to sustenance of the Workshop, having maintained its global relevance as an international workshop since its inception in 2010. He then urged the Chairman of the Workshop, Dr. Paul Akinduti to keep coordinate the Organizing Committee towards setting a new pace.
The event witnessed a huge turnout from different locations (far and near), and it was s huge success.
The core workshop session commenced on 4th of June, 2019. Participants are being intimated on current biotechnological techniques. The current workshop is by far an updated and upgraded Edition from the previous.