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APPOINTMENT AS A MEMBER OF COUNCIL OF THE ASSOCIATION OF COMMONWEALTH UNIVERSITIES

The Vice-Chancellor, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Prof Abel Idowu Olayinka, has been elected a member of the Council of the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU). He is to represent West Africa on the Council, from 1 August 2017 till 31 July 2020.

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The Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekeremadu has asserted that corruption, though prevalent in Nigeria, is not indigenous to, or peculiar to the country, but is experienced in every part of the world, with the difference being the level of corruption and the people’s attitude to the menace.

This assertion about corruption, which he defined simply as the abuse of entrusted power for private gain, was made at the 4th National Public Service Lecture of the University of Ibadan Alumni Association

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The Vice Chancellor of the University of Ibadan has described it as a rare privilege to be matriculating in the University of Ibadan.

He stated this while addressing students at the 2016/2017 Matriculation Ceremony of the University. According to him, the admission process was a highly competitive one, with only 3,536 students being admitted out of the 31,893 candidates who applied for both the UTME and Direct entry programmes

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The first African Professor of Medicine and founding father of the UI Medical School Emeritus Professor Theophilus Ogunlesi has charged the management of the University of Ibadan to encourage its alumni to do more in support of the country’s premier University.

Emeritus Professor Ogunlesi gave the charge when the University of Ibadan management paid him a visit in his country home in Sagamu, Ogun State.

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Institutionalizing the culture of philanthropy through educational advancement at the University of Ibadan recently received a boost with the visit of a team of experts from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education, CASE, in the United Kingdom. The team comprising two fundraising experts and consultants, Simon Pennington and Jennie Moules and the Programmes and Membership Manager (Africa) from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education, CASE, Pat Onoapoi, were in Ibadan for an On Campus Training in Educational Fundraising.

The two-day training programme saw the visiting team meeting Principal Officers of the University, Staff of Advancement Centre and other key officers of the University whose roles are relevant to the development of educational advancement at the University of Ibadan.

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The Alumni Lecturer for 2016, Dr. Sola David Borha has advocated that the Nigerian government should allow market forces to determine the prices of goods and services. Dr. David-Borha took this position while delivering a lecture during the 2016 Annual Alumni Lecture of the University of Ibadan Alumni Association, at the University of Ibadan.

In her words: “….. we have over the years had government controlled prices through the creation of subsidies with the intention of distributing resources in an egalitarian manner, which has led to huge shortages, scarcity of supply, high prices and a sizeable black market”.

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2016 SCHOLARSHIP ANNOUNCEMENT

EKITI PARAPO ASSOCITION OF NEW YORK, USA ANNOUNCES ITS 2016 SCHOLARSHIP AWARD PROGRAM TO BENEFIT INDIGENT STUDENTS IN APPROVED NIGERIAN UNIVERSITIES.

ELIGIBILITY:
APPLICANTS, WHO MUST BE INDIGENES OF EKITI STATE, MUST HAVE COMPLETED AT LEAST ONE YEAR OF ACADEMIC STUDIES IN THEIR RESPECTIVE INSTITUTIONS.

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The Governing Council of the University of Ibadan has appointed Professor Abel Idowu Olayinka as the 12th Vice Chancellor with effect from 01 December, 2015. He succeeds Professor Isaac Folorunso Adewole whose tenure as VC ends as of that date.

Announcing the appointment at a well attended and historical press conference in the Senate Chamber of the institution on Wednesday, 9 September, the pro chancellor and chairman of council, Dr. Umar Musa Mustapha said the new VC, a world-class geologist, is the first person from the Faculty of Science and the Department of Geology to be appointed as VC since the University was established in 1948.

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The death of the Iconic corporate mogul, Mr. Gamaliel Onosode has been described as a rude shock.

The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ibadan, Prof. I.F. Adewole stated this in a condolence message to the family of the late Pro-Chancellor and Chairman, Governing Council of the University of Ibadan.

Prof. Adewole who was represented by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic), Prof. E.A. Aiyelari described the late sage as a rare gem and one of the finest gentlemen who ever lived.

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The Management, staff and students of the University of Ibadan deeply regret to announce the death of the foremost diplomat and outstanding alumnus of the University of Ibadan, Prof. Adebowale Ibidapo Adefuye. Prof Adefuye was until his death, the Nigerian Ambassador to the United States of America, a position which he assumed in March 2010.

He was 68 at death.

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