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Ibadan varsity agric faculty, RNR get refurbished lecture theatres

By Gbenga Akinfenwa
21 October 2022   |   3:34 am
The Faculties of Agriculture & Forestry and Renewable Natural Resources, University of Ibadan, Oyo State, have taken delivery of refurbished lecture theatres, to enhance the delivery of good agricultural

University of Ibadan. Photo; BUZZNIGERIA

The Faculties of Agriculture & Forestry and Renewable Natural Resources, University of Ibadan, Oyo State, have taken delivery of refurbished lecture theatres, to enhance the delivery of good agricultural education to students in a conducive learning environment.

 
The gesture, courtesy of Alumni class of 2002 codenamed Class of Titans, was part of activities lined up to celebrate their 20 years of graduation and to give back to the institution which made them.
 
Chairman of the set’s Planning Committee, ‘Gbubemi Atimomo, who appreciated the lecturers and administrative staff for supporting their progress as undergraduates, lauded his colleagues and the reunion committee members who worked tirelessly and ceaselessly, sacrificing their time and resources to conceptualise and execute the reunion activities and projects.
 
In her goodwill message, the Dean, of the Faculty of Agriculture, Professor Stella Odebode, noted, “Agriculture is one of the most important economic sectors in Africa, accounting for 23 per cent of the continent’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP).
“With over 60 per cent of the African population living in rural areas and dependent on agrifood systems, there is therefore the need to give good agricultural education to our students and provide them with a very good and conducive environment for learning.
 

“On behalf of the students and staff of the Faculty of Agriculture, I thank this set and pray that the almighty God will continue to bless and increase individual members of the Class of Titans 2002 set.”

Dean, Faculty of Renewable Resources, Professor Abiodun Oluwafemi Oluwadare, while calling on other sets to emulate the gesture, stated, “I want to use this opportunity to call on others to emulate the good gift this UI Class of Titans just gave the faculties.
 
Similarly, I will encourage them to do more in the nearest future and write their names on the Roll of Honour in the Faculties.”
 
A member of the institution’s Governing Council, Professor Peter Olamakinde Olapegba, who represented the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Kayode Oyebode Adebowale, said: “For me, this is a very great gesture that alumni of a university could look back as a set to give something to the university that they passed through.
 
“It speaks volumes of their commitment to the faculty that produced them; it speaks volumes of their desire for the greatness of the university and to give back to the university.