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Oyo Govt Congratulates UI On Ranking, Urges More Partnership For Development

Oyo State Government  has congratulated the University of Ibadan on its recent  ranking as the highest  ranking university in the country.

The State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Prof. Oyelowo Oyewo said this when he paid a courtesy call on the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ibadan, Prof. Abel Idowu Olayinka at his office on Thursday.

Oyelowo said the ranking was a testament  to the conducive learning environment of the institution and harmonious relationship among the stakeholders in the University of Ibadan.

He used the opportunity to call on stakeholders in the university system in Nigeria to emulate the University of Ibadan to achieve excellence.

“Let me take this opportunity to congratulate the Vice Chancellor  on behalf the State Government  and the University of Ibadan on its recent  feat  of emerging as the highest  ranked University in Nigeria in the global  ranking.

“This is a testament  to the conducive learning  environment  and harmonious relationship  between  the stakeholders in University of  Ibadan, I dare say Sir, that if not for the discordant  relationship  between the council and management of my own University, University of Lagos, we would have given University of Ibadan a run for it in the global ranking.

“The lesson being that unity in diversity of various interests in the University community is sine qua non for all academic excellence.”

He called on managements of Nigerian Universities to urgently resolve existing differences  and disputes in their institutions and evolve suitable parameters towards the reopening of their schools like it was done in Oyo State.

In his response, the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Abel Idowu Olayinka appreciated the visit and commended the State Government  for its collaborative efforts alongside the University of Ibadan to achieve development in the State.

He stated the readiness of the University to continually partner  the State in the areas of research, legal institution and in the area of tourism.

He later visited the faculty of law in the university where he met with the leadership of the faculty and discussed issues of legal collaboration between the university and the State’s Ministry of Justice.




Wasiu Olatubosun (P.hd),

Hon. Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism,

MIC&T, Ibadan.


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