Indy at 60 Alumni Reunion: Old Katangites Reminisce, Commit To Yearly Renovation of the Hall

The Indy Hall Alumni Association held its Indy Hall at 60 Alumni Reunion on Saturday, 28 August 2o21 at Olusegun Aganga Hall, International Conference Centre, University of Ibadan. The reunion had in attendance, about a hundred Katangites from different graduating sets, the Dean of Student Affairs, Prof. Keye Abiona, the Director of the University Advancement Centre, Dr. Debo Adeosun, the Hall Master, Prof. Ajayi, the Hall Warden, Dr. Adejumo, Dr. Adejumo, and some honorary Katangites — Prof. Ayede, and Mr. Tunji Oladejo, the Director of Public Communications, Office of the Vice Chancellor.

The reunion started with opening remarks by Mr. Waidi Omotola Ifafore, the Coordinator of the Indy Hall Alumni Association, who appreciated the old Katangites for making the reunion and other plans of the association achievable within months. Pastor Silas Ajimijaye, the Chairman of the Indy at 60 Anniversary, also welcomed the old Katangites to the event, thanking them for making it a success.


The highlight of the day was the over one hour that was dedicated to reliving Katanga experiences. Katangites from different graduating sets — from 1982 to 2015 — relived similar experiences in the hall. Many shared experiences of how extracurricular activities and their experiences as Katangites shaped their life and future. Some of the Katangites who shared their experiences are Mr. Tunji Oladele, a member of the Indy Hall Alumni Association Board of Trustees and the Indy Press 1985 Editor-in-Chief, Chief Henry Akinbote, Mr. Tunji Akingbade, a member of the Alumni Association Legal Committee, Dr. Badru, a one-time Administrator-General of the hall, Dr. Bayo Ajala, premier President of the Union of Campus Journalists and a member of the Alumni Association Home Committee, Mr. Dayo Ajibola of the Legal Committee, Mr. Awolowo, Pastor Adeola Orebajo, the oldest surviving Administrator-General of the Hall, among others.

In his address, Dr. Debo Adeosun, the Director of the University Advancement Centre, commended the Indy Hall Alumni Association for giving back to the hall. He further stressed that the university management must consider making the school environment conducive for students during their undergraduate days, as an ill-treated student will never think of giving back to the hall. He also promised to collect data on more Indy Hall alumni to help the Alumni Association strengthen its numbers and facilitate more projects in the Hall.

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