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HARNESS THE GOODWILL AND SUPPORT OF YOUR ALUMNI FOR IMPROVED LIVING CONDITION IN HOSTELS - UI VC

2020-08-13
The Vice Chancellor of the University of Ibadan, Prof A.I. Olayinka, FAS, has challenged Hall wardens to harness the goodwill of their Alumni in generating support for enhanced living conditions in hostels, thereby promoting a conducive environment for teaching and learning. The challenge was made during the commissioning of some projects in Kuti Hall, including the Peace Torch Fountain, Students' wash area, Upgrading of the Students' secretariat, renovation of the Warden's office, Supervisors' office and Wardens' office, as well as the provision of a 3.5kva generator. All of these, funded by an illustrious alumnus of the Hall, Barrister Allen Onyeama, the Chief Executive Officer of Air Peace. Speaking at the occasion, the Vice Chancellor expressed his delight to be commissioning the projects, and at the improvement the projects have brought about in the Hall, creating a more conducive, beautiful, neat and serene environment. He appreciated the Hall Management for the initiative of reaching out to their Alumni for support, while also challenging others to follow suit. He also commended the good working relations between the management _and_ students of the Hall. The Vice Chancellor acknowledged the generosity of Barrister Onyeama and expressed his profound appreciation at his benevolence, not only to Kuti Hall, but also to other units of the University, including the Faculty of Law and UI Alumni Association. He enjoined other Alumni to emulate Barrister Onyeama as it would go a long way in bridging the financial gap being experienced by the University, due to paucity of funds. Earlier, the Hall Warden, Dr Richard Omidiora, in his address, reiterated the fact that the projects were made possible by the generosity of a great alumnus of the Hall, Barrister Allen Onyeama who provided funding for the projects after a visit to the Hall, in order to enhance the beauty, serenity and living conditions in the hall for an improved learning environment. The joy and excitement of the hall warden was quite palpable as he stated the commissioning was a dream come true for the entire management team of Kuti Hall. He pledged the commitment of the team to do even more. He appreciated Barrister Onyeama for his generous donation and the University Management for their support. Other speakers, including the Deputy Vice Chancellor (DVC) (Administration), Prof Kayode Adebowale and the Dean of students, Prof Adekeye, both lauded the initiatives reiterating that it has improved living conditions and easthetics of the Hall. The immediate past Hall Master and current Director of the Nigerian French Village, Prof Babatunde Aiyeleru as well as the current Hall Master Prof Olugbenga Ehinola expressed great delight at the successful implementation of the projects. While giving the vote of thanks, the Chairman of the Hall, Mr Ayotola Olafaye expressed deep appreciation of the Hall residents to all who made the projects a reality and made the Hall more conducive for them. The event which was monitored via zoom by the benefactor, Barrister Onyeama , was also attended by the DVC (Academic), Prof. Adebola Ekanola, the Registrar, Mrs Olubunmi Faluui, represented by the Deputy Registrar (Students) Mr Tijani Musa, Bursar, Dr Michael Alatise, Director, Works and Maintenance, Engr Olufemi Adetolu, represented by the Deputy Director, Engr. Jimoh Bello, Director, Procurement, Mr Kehinde Ajibola, Director, University Advancement Centre, Mr. A. A. Adeosun, Director, Directorate of Public Communication, Mr. O. M. Oladejo, Deputy Dean of Students, Dr. Demola Lewis, Obafemi Awolowo Hall warden, Dr Doyin Aguoru and Deputy Registrar, (VC's Office) Mr Oluwole Dada. Others include Kuti Hall Assistant Hall wardens and other members of the Kuti Hall Executive Council.