“UI teaches its graduates to excel and be worthy in character,” says DVC Academic


By – Sonaike Peter

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor Academic, University of Ibadan, Professor Aderonke Baiyeroju, on Thursday, May 30, 2024 stated that the University will concert efforts towards ensuring that her graduates are properly taught to be worthy of character.

This, she stated while receiving on behalf of the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Kayode Adebowale, a member of the German Federal Parliament (Bundestag), Mr. Kai Gehring, who was on a courtesy visit.

Giving the overview of the University’s mission and vision, Professor Baiyeroju said that the institution aims at producing graduates who are worthy in character and sound judgement.

Addressing the visitors further, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor made the assurance that UI encourages collaboration which will enable UI students to understand the German Parliamentary system.

A member of the German Federal Parliament and Chairman, Parliamentary Committee on Education, Research and Technology Assessment, Kai Gehring, said his team came to conduct interviews for applicants who wish to become part of the International Parliamentary Scholarship Programme in Nigeria.

Mr Kai Gehring said he was happy to have the opportunity to visit the University of Ibadan.

“I am happy to have an opportunity to visit the oldest and the most important university in Nigeria. Germany already has thirty two cooperations and partnership with universities in Nigeria which I hope can be increased” Mr Kai said.

Also, he said he is happy Nigeria was already part of such established programmes.

He made a clarification that the programe he came into Nigeria for is neither a University exchange programme nor an academic scholarship programme but a parliamentary programme which according to him will help the young people to be exposed to the processes of democracy and Parliamentary work Germany.

“Also, invited to Berlin are young University graduates, to become acquainted to the German Parliamentary system and political decision-making process on a compact four week programme” the visitor noted.

The programme which was facilitated by the German lecturer at the University of Ibadan, Ms. Charlotte Meyn, is being expected to be another step in the cooperation between Nigerian and Germany at the University of Ibadan.

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