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PHOTOS: UI VC Commissions Projects in Kuti Hall, Reiterates Management’s Commitment to Students’ Welfare

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The Vice-Chancellor, University of Ibadan, Professor Abel Idowu Olayinka, has reiterated the University management’s commitment to sustaining a good living condition for the students of the institution.

Prof. Olayinka gave this assurance today at the official commissioning of some laudable municipal facilities in the Ransome Kuti Hall of Residence.

Highlighting the projects which include the peace torch fountain, students’ wash area, porters’ lodge, new warden’s office, supervisor’s office and the renovation of senior common room (SCR), the VC noted that “all these are done to improve the living condition of the residents.”

Prof. Olayinka further noted that “the good relationship between the hall management, the students’ executive council, and the alumni has started yielding positive results.”

According to the VC, “the Chief Executive Officer of the Air-Peace, Barrister Allen Onyema who happens to be an alumnus of Kuti Hall visited the Hall and provided financial support, part of which was utilized to establish Peace-Torch
Fountain, students wash area, 65 inches Hi-sense television, 3.5KVA generator, and upgrading of students’ secretariat, among others.”

He added that Barrister Onyema has shown the same commitment to the University by donating a bus to the Faculty of Law where he was trained and converted the Bola Ige Building at the Alumni Centre to a two-storey building, calling for more support from the alumni.

Prof. Olayinka profusely thanked Barrister Onyema who joined the event via zoom for his support.

The VC noted that the Hall, which was established in 1954 now houses about 518 students every session and commended the effort of the “past and present hall management for ensuring adequate and proper maintenance of the hall and its vicinity which is visible for all to see.”

Corroborating the comments of the VC on the hall, both the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Administration), Prof. Kayode Adebowale and the Dean of Students, Prof. Keye Abiona commended the hall management for the neatness of the hall
with a net effect on the conducive learning environment for the students, urging them to keep up the good work.

The Hall Master, Prof. Gbenga Ehinola, and the Hall Warden, Dr. Richard Omidiwura said: “the dream of the management is to improve the quality of life of the residents of the hall.”

Present at the occasion were the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic), Prof. Adebola Ekanola; Registrar, Mrs. Olubunmi Faluyi ably represented by the Deputy Registrar (Students Affairs), Mr. Tijani Musa; Bursar, Dr. Michael Alatise; Immediate Past Hall Master, Prof Babatunde Ayeleru, now the Director, Nigeria French Village, Badagry; Director of Works and Maintenance, Engr. Olufemi Adetolu ably represented by the Deputy Director of Works and Maintenance, Engr. Jimoh Bello; Director of Procurement, Engr. Kehinde Ajibola; Director, University Advancement Centre, Mr. Adebowale Adeosun; Deputy Dean (Students Affairs), Dr. Demola Lewis; Hall Warden, Obafemi Awolowo Hall, Dr. Adedoyin Aguoru; Deputy Registrar, Vice-Chancellor’s Office, Mr. Oluwole Dada; Director, Directorate of Public Communication, Mr. Olatunji Oladejo, Assistant Hall Wardens and the Hall Chairman,
Mr. Ayotola Olafare.

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