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Tinubu to commission projects at Unilorin Oct. 23



The authorities of University of Ilorin say President Bola Tinubu, the institution’s Visitor, will on Oct. 23 commission some projects its administration recently completed.

Mr Kunle Akogun, the university’s Director of Corporate Affairs, disclosed this in a statement on Sunday, highlighting the institution’s combined 37th and 38th convocation ceremonies.

“Both the graduates of the 2020/2021 and 2021/2022 academic sessions will be receiving their First degrees, Postgraduate degrees and Diplomas.

“The programme is full of ceremonies over three days, holding at the university’s Main Auditorium from Friday to Oct. 23,” he said.

Akogun stated that the ceremonies begin on Friday with a Special Jumaat Service, followed by an Inter-denominational Church Service on Sunday.

The Unilorin spokesperson explained that some of the highlights of the event include the presentation of a drama titled “Jeong Do-Jeon (The Clash of Power)”.

”It is a Korean drama written by Jung Hyun-min, and it will hold at the Performing Arts Theatre of the university.

“A major highlight of the ceremonies is the Convocation Lecture to be delivered by Nigerian U.S.-based Professor of History, Tayo Falola, on Friday.

“The distinguished Historian who lectures at the Department of History, University of Texas at Austin in the U.S. will be speaking on “Modernity, Modernisation and Values”.

“This will be followed immediately by the graduation of the 2020/2021 final year students of four-year and five-year academic programmes at the same venue,” he said.

Akogun stated further that Saturday would be the Convocation Day II for the conferment of degrees and honours on all the 2021/2022 final year students of four-year and five-year academic programmes.

He added that Oct. 23 there will be the “grand finale” with the graduation of the 2020/2021 and 2021/2022 six-year programmes as well as Postgraduate students.

Akogun assured that the authorities of the University would leave no stone unturned to ensure the events went hitch free.

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Fatima Mohammed-lawal

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