Ibadan varsity remains Nigeria’s pride, says VC

University of Ibadan- image source channelstv

University of Ibadan- image source channelstv

VICE Chancellor of the University of Ibadan (UI), Prof. Abel Idowu Olayinka, yesterday said that despite the nation’s economic woes, the institution under his watch would be preserved and maintained to retain its hold as the nation’s flagship of post-graduate studies.

Speaking at the thanksgiving service of his inauguration as the 12th vice chancellor of the institution, organised by his family members, which was held at the Chapel of the Resurrection, UI, Prof. Olayinka noted that though there were challenges, including funding, his administration will do everything to maintain and preserve the legacies of integrity, academic excellence and worthy character bequeathed to us by the founding fathers.

He said, “UI has always been Nigeria’s pride with the annual turn out of the highest number of doctoral graduates, as well as quality first degree products, this university, which is regarded as a national patrimony keeps challenging me everyday with its robust and enviable record which my administration must work hard to maintain.

“I am hereby promising all of you that at the end of my tenure in 2020, you will all feel proud of me as I would have sufficiently justified the confidence reposed in me to lead this 21st century university to greater heights. We shall work very hard to, not only maintain the good reputation of this university but, to also add value, which all Nigerians will feel proud of,” he added.

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