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Okebukola Is Most Significant Voice In Higher Education — Obasanjo

By Rotimi Agboluaje, Ibadan
13 December 2020   |   4:05 am
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has described the current Chairman of Council, National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) and former Executive Secretary of National Universities Commission (NUC), Prof. Peter Okebukola...

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has described the current Chairman of Council, National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) and former Executive Secretary of National Universities Commission (NUC), Prof. Peter Okebukola, as the most significant voice in Nigerian higher education.

Obasanjo stated this in a foreword he wrote on a book written in honour of the retiring distinguished professor, titled: Pivotal Issues in Higher Education Development in Nigeria.

The former president said Okebukola lives and breathes higher education virtually all his walking moments.

The book, which is edited by Sola Akinrinade, Siyan Oyeweso, Samuel Odewumi and Anthony Kola-Olusan, has contributions from many scholars, including the Registrar of Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Prof. Is’haq Oloyede; Vice-Chancellor of Osun State University, Osogbo, Prof. Lapade Popoola; the Vice-Chancellor, Lagos State University (LASU), Prof. Olanrewaju Fagbohun; Prof. Oyesoji Aremu; Prof. Olu Aina; and others.

Obasanjo said: “Peter is a man in whom I delight very much given his commitment to quality and dedicated service to his fatherland.

He has remained a major force on the Nigerian education landscape for many decades and his contributions will even last much longer that his physical years. Thus, this book is a most appropriate gift to celebrate this man who lives and breathes higher education virtually all his walking moments.”

The immediate past Vice-Chancellor, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Prof. Idowu Olayinka, will on December 15, 2020, review the book during the valendictory lecture to be held at the Lagos State University (LASU), Ojo.

The valedictory lecture, titled: The Final Showdown: Ending a Cycle with CTCA in Breaking Barriers to Meaningful Learning of Science, will be held on Zoom.