Olumide Oyebanji Inter-Faculty Oratory Competition

Renewable Natural Resoruces Wins 6th Olumide Oyebanji Inter-Faculty Oratory Competition

By: Covenant Odedele

The Faculty of Renewable Natural Resources, represented by Olanrewaju Ogundijo, emerged as the winner of this 2021 Dr. Olumide Oyebanji Inter-faculty Oratory Competition. The competition, which was held at the Veterinary Medicine Large Lecture Theatre on Friday, 20 August 2021, witnessed a massive turnout of notable dignitaries of the DVM Class of 2007.

The oratory competition saw contestants from twelve faculties speak on the topic, “Virtual Learning: The Future of Education?” At the end of the sessions, the judges, Dr. Oluwatoyin Adeoye, an alumnus of the host faculty, and Moses Olanrewaju, the General of the Sultan Bello Hall Literary and Debating Society, declared Olanrewaju Ogundijo of the Faculty of Renewable Natural Resources as the winner of the debate competition, while Barnabas Michael from the Faculty of Technology, and Kikelade Adesunloye representing the Faculty of The Social Sciences, emerged first and second runners-up respectively.

In a chat with an Indy Press Correspondent, Mr. Olanrewaju Ogundijo, a 100-level student of the Faculty of Renewable Natural Resources, said that he was delighted to have represented his faculty as the event marked the first time he would be participating in an inter-faculty oratory competition.

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Mr. Barnabas Michael, who emerged as the first runner-up, also commended the attention of the audience, saying that he felt proud that he could give a brilliant presentation within a short moment of presentation.

This year’s Dr. Olumide Oyebanji Inter-Faculty Oratory Competition came to an end with the presentation of N40, 000, N25, 000 and N15, 000 to the top three winners respectively. Also, the chairman of the alumni body of the Class of 2007 gave his closing remarks, urging students to live a life of legacy.

The annual competition is held in honour of Late Dr. Olumide Oyebanji, who was a reputable orator among the DVM Class of 2007 but lost his life during the National Youth Service.

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