The University of Ibadan Global Network has announced series of activities to mark the 70th anniversary of Nigeria’s premier university in the United Kingdom.
A press briefing billed to hold on Tuesday, July 17, 2018, at the Nigeria High Commission in London, will herald the celebration. The theme is: “UNIVERSITY OF IBADAN, NIGERIA: A Celebration of 70 Years of Excellent Service to Humanity”.
Also, there will be a Roundtable plenary session at the House of Commons and collaboration seminar between UI Alumni Global Network and the Royal Institute of International Affairs.
The theme is: “The State of Higher Education and Healthcare Delivery System in Africa, Challenges and Prospects”, at the House of Commons Parliament Square, Westminster SW1A 0AA, London, on Wednesday 18th July 2018 at 17.00hours.
On Thursday, 19th July, 2018, a Seminar in Partnership with the Royal Institute of International Affairs will hold by 10.00hrs at the Chatham House with the topic: Higher Education and Demographic Growth in Africa.
The grand finale of the celebration will be Award / Fundraising night at Dorchester Hotel Park Lane, Mayfair W1K 1QA, on Saturday, 21st July 2018, at 18.00hours.
According to the President, Jamil Eniola, The UI Alumni Global Network was born out of the drive to assist the University of Ibadan to achieve the founder’s objectives and maintain the level of academic excellence consonant with our great alma mater.
“More importantly, Uites across the world now have a common Umbrella through which they can collectively make positive impacts to our great institution. It is a known fact that the education system in Nigeria has continued to decline due to dwindling support from the government, which has led to low commitments by other stakeholders leading to the production of poor graduates.
“One of our focus is to encourage research, improving technology and infrastructural development of the university which is not limited
to: Cancer research, computerization of some academic departments, solar energy to generate electricity and water supply on campus,
refurbishment of the departments, hall of residences etc.”
Guest speakers and other participants include:
Professor Abel Olayinka-Vice Chancellor University of Ibadan
Hon. Neil Coyle MP Bermondsey & Old Southwark
Dr. Kemi Emina-National President UI Alumni Association, Nigeria
Dr. Adesola Adeduntan- MD/CEO First Bank Nigeria
Mr Segun Adebutu-Chairman and CEO-Petrolex
Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje-Gov of Kano State
Nigeria Ambassador to Vatican
Nigeria Deputy Ambassador to Germany
Ambassador Walter Carrington- Former US Ambassador to Nigeria
Prof. Felicia Ogunsheye- First Female Professor in Nigeria and First Nigeria
Woman to study at University of Cambridge
Mr. Robert Onyenekwe- President Schulmberger Houston Texas
Ms Funmi Iyanda
Chief Mrs Folashade Okoya-Eleganza
Prof. Ademola Dasylva -Dean Faculty of Arts University of Ibadan
Prof. Abiodun Alao-Programme Director, African Leadership Centre, Kings
Prof. Jimmy Adegoke-Climate Scientist/Professor of Geosciences University
of Missouri, Kansas USA
Mr. Bob Nash-Senior Special Assistant to President Bill Clinton at White
House/Former Deputy Campaign Manager Hillary Clinton Presidential
Prof. Ishaq Oloyede- Registrar JAMB, Abuja, Nigeria
Mr. Monday Okoro- Vice-President Schlumberger Production Management @
Schlumberger Paris, France
Dr Arese Carrington- Public Health Consultant, Massachusetts USA
Dr. Ola Akinboboye-Chair American Board of Nuclear Cardiologist/ Medical
Director Queens Heart Institute New York USA
Prof. Oluwabunmi Olapade-Olaopa-Provost College of Medicine, University of