University of Ilorin, AbdulHafeez Adedimeji, died on Saturday, the day
he was to receive his doctorate at a convocation.
Graduate Studies, Prof. Badmas Yusuf, informed attendants of the
graduands’ demise, a gloomy atmosphere enveloped the lively UNILORIN
auditorium where the 32nd graduation activities were being held.
lecturer at the Fountain University, Osogbo, Osun State, was among 166
receiving doctoral degrees at the convocation.
Abdulganiyu Ambali, said 67 of the 6,069 graduands for first degrees
were first class, adding that it was an improvement on last year’s 41
second-class upper division, compared to 1,234 last year; 3,200,
second-class lower division; 1,124, third class; and 70, pass.
students, 8,038 first degree students and 68 diploma students graduated
on Friday and Saturday, being the first two days of the 32nd
Visitor to the university, assured Nigerians that the country would
overcome the ongoing economic recession.
Deputy Executive Secretary, National Universities Commission, Prof.
Chiedu Mafiana, said recession was not peculiar to Nigeria, adding that
many other countries in the world were facing similar challenges.
recession was brought about by the collective failure of Nigerians as a
people, dependency on oil exports to the exclusion of other products,
insatiable appetite for foreign goods and services, including
importation of food, corruption and lack of proper planning.
was doing everything possible to restructure the economy and change the
nation’s ways of doing things.
Government’s resolve to steer the attitude and values of the citizens,
especially the youth, towards positive direction.
Rasheed Adamu, who was also represented by Mafiana, stated that he was
saddened and dismayed by what he termed the growing tension and
animosity in various university campuses.