UI clocks 70


Professor Abel Idowu Olayinka

Gbenro Adesina/Ibadan

The Vice Chancellor, University of Ibadan, UI, Professor Abel Idowu Olayinka has declared that officially the Premier University is 70 today.

“On 18 January 1948, the first set of students, 104 in number, started receiving lectures at the University College Ibadan, at the Eleyele Temporary Site, previously used by the Military during the Second World War. The three Foundation Faculties were Arts, Science and Medicine. In reality, today is, therefore, the 70th birthday of the University of Ibadan.

“17 November 1948 was the day the first sod for the permanent site was turned by Sir Arthur Creech Jones. 17 November has since then been marked as the Founders’ Day. Happy anniversary to the founding fathers and all Great UItes”, Olayinka stated.

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