Preparations are already in top gear to celebrate as the UI Class of ‘67 marks its 50th Anniversary. This was made known to the Vice Chancellor, Prof. A.I. Olayinka, FAS when representatives of the UI Class of ’67 paid him a courtesy call on Tuesday 18 July, 2017. The visit was to seek the approval of the Vice Chancellor for all the activities that have been outlined for the 50th Anniversary celebration/Reunion which takes place in September 2017. Highlighting past effort of the class to support its alma mater at the meeting, the Oyo State Chapter Chairman of the set, Prof. Oladele Osibanjo stated that the set was willing to do more for the University. He explained that activities for the 50th anniversary will include the erection of a Bronze Bust, at a designated place within the University campus, conduct of a re-union lecture, fundraising luncheon/dinner in support of the University and a tour of the University campus by members of the class. The visit provided occasion for reminiscences, where members of the class recalled their days in UI with nostalgia, though not without some sober moments as they remembered some members of their set who died recently, including Prof. Babatunde Osotimehin, OON, Dr. Sola Dada and Mr. Lekan Aremu. While acknowledging the need for all stakeholders to work together for the uplift of UI, they also admitted that the Alumni has a strategic role to play in ensuring that UI sustains its greatness. The Vice Chancellor, Prof. Abel Idowu Olayinka, in his response, condoled with them of the recent demise of some members of their class who have represented the University very well in the society. He appreciated their past and continued efforts in ensuring the greatness of the University, and enjoined others to emulate them. Professor Olayinka also described the activities outlined for celebrating their 50th anniversary as laudable, assuring them of the full support of the University management. The visit was rounded off with a visit to the designated place where the Bronze bust being donated by the class could be erected.