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OAU Congratulates Olupona On Awards

The authorities of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, have congratulated the convener of the Ife Institute of Advanced Studies, Professor Jacob Kehinde Olupona, on the well deserved 2018 Marty Award for Religious Understanding and the 2018 Scholar of the year award he was honoured with by the American Academy of Religion (AAR) and the Society for Africans in the Diaspora (SAiD) respectively.

The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Eyitope Ogunbodede, who congratulated Professor Olupona on behalf of the Council, Senate, Staff and Students of the University said Professor Olupona’s erudition is noticeable in all his works on peace and understanding of the Nigerian civic, academic, religious and political spheres.

The Martin E. Marty Award for public understanding of religion, referred to as the Marty Award, which is in its 22nd year of existence, recognises extraordinary contributions to public understanding of religion by individuals whose works have relevance and speak to scholars and other publics.

The annual African Diaspora Awards of the SAiD, on the other hand, is in its 8th year.  It identifies and celebrates new breed of African Diaspora leaders, scholars, activists, artists, entrepreneurs and businesses.

 

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ACE/OAK-PARK Sees World Bank Monitors

The World Bank, sponsor of the African Centre of Excellency (ACE) and the Obafemi Awolowo University ICT-Driven Knowledge Park (OAK-Park) had dispatched another team of monitors to the project for routine assessment and evaluation.

Receiving the five-member project supervision mission led by Ms. Hindart, Bayusuf, at his office after the executive, the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Eyitope Ogunbodede, appreciated the donor yet again for the confidence it has in OAU’s ability to do the needful at every stage in the life of the multi-million naira project.  He assured that the University will always reciprocate this by ensuring a judicious utilization of resources meant for the project.

Responding, Ms. Hindart Bayusuf, appreciated the University management for the good hospitality, noting the University’s outstanding compliance in the donor’s set standards.

 

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Obafemi Awolowo University Recent Event Picture

Obafemi Awolowo University  recent event pictures:

  1. A group photograph of the University Principal Officers, ACE's Leadership, with the World Bank's Inspection team,
  2. A group photograph of the University Principal Officers, and the delegation from the African Project Against Suicide (APAS) during a conference at OAU (2),
  3. A group photograph of the University Principal Officers, and the delegation from the African Project Against Suicide (APAS) during a conference at OAU,
  4. From L - R  Barr. Ibrahim Lawal, the Registrar_ Mrs. Omosule, DVC (Acad)  Prof. Bamire, VC  Professor Ogunbodede, Barr. Olarewaju Akinsola, DVC (Admin)  Prof. Ajila and Vice Dean_ Faculty of Law,
  5. From R - L  DVC (Admin), Professor Ajila  Afrigist Executive Director  Dr. Akingbade  His Excellency, Piabié Firmin N'Do and the VC  Professor Ogunbodede during the Burkinese Ambassador's visit,
  6. From R - L  DVC (Admin), Professor Ajila His Excellency, Piabié Firmin N'Do VC Professor Ogunbodede and the Registrar Mrs Omosule during the Burkinese Ambassador's visit,
  7. L - The Author's friend  Barr. Ibrahim Lawal VC (M)  Professor Ogunbodede and Onigege Wura, Barrister Olanrewaju Akinsola,
  8. The VC Professor Ogunbodede and the leader of the World Bank's Inspection Team Ms Himdat Bayosut

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Press Release: OAU Welcome Osinbajo, Honours Jeyifo

The attention of the authorities of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, has been drawn to a release written by a  supposed student of the University, expressing a personal opinion that the Vice President of Nigeria, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, was not welcome in OAU. 

A release by the Public Relations Officer of the University, Abiodun Olarewaju,  stated emphatically that the Council, Management, Senate, Staff, STUDENTS, and the entire Community of OAU hold the office of Vice President and the person of Professor Yemi Osinbajo in  highest esteem and shall never hesitate to continue in that manner.

In fact, the OAU Community, particularly the Students, are eagerly waiting for a day when either President Muhammadu Buhari or Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, or both of them, will come to OAU on a visit.  The community is ready to give a rousing welcome to the Senior Advocate of Nigeria and renowned Professor of law whose brilliant performance in the present administration has done the academic community proud.

We hereby advise the general public to disregard, in it's entirety, the release by anybody which runs contrary to the motto of the university: For Learning and Culture.

We want to use this medium to reassure the student that the present University academic calendar is on course and remains sacrosanct.

Meanwhile, the University, as approved by its Senate, has decided to award an Honorary Degree to a very distinguished Nigerian academic and radical intellectual activist, Professor Biodun  Jeyifo, English Professor Emeritus at Cornell University and, currently, Professor of African and African and American Studies and of Comparative Literature at Harvard University, in the United States of America (USA) during its 43rd combined convocations.

 

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