NOUN Vice Chancellor Visits UI, Appreciates Alma Mater

By Ogunyemi Victor

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research Innovation and Strategic Partnerships) University of Ibadan, Professor Oluyemisi Bamgbose, on Monday, 6th of May, 2024, has stated that the role of the alumni network of the University cannot be undermined in the development of any university.

The Deputy Vice Chancellor made this remark on behalf of the University Vice-Chancellor, Professor Kayode Adebowale, while receiving the Vice-Chancellor of the National Open University of Nigeria, (NOUN) Professor Olufemi A. Peters during a courtesy visit.

“The first and best position that UI occupies now is due partly to the great achievements of its alumni in all areas of endeavor. The University continues to appreciate its alumni who are providing some of the assistance the University should have received from the government” Professor Bamgbose said.

Professor Bamgbose commended the efforts of Professor Peters for making efforts to transform the National Open University of Nigeria, while describing him as a worthy UI alumnus.

In his address, President of the UI Alumni Association (UIAA) Worldwide, Professor Saawua Gabriel Nyityo noted that Professor Peters was in UI to deliver the 2024 Alumni Lecture under the theme “The Unintended Consequences of Federal Government Policies on Federal Universities in Nigeria“.

Professor Peters who studied in the Department of Chemistry in UI from 1976 – 1979, appreciated the knowledge and skills imparted to him in UI, saying that “he got his break” from being an alumnus of the University of Ibadan.

Professor Peters was accompanied on the visit by other principal officers of NOUN and other executive members of the UIAA.


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