The Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, commenced her 42nd Convocation Ceremonies for undergraduates and postgraduate students on Wednesday with 6827 students graduating.
The Acting Vice Chancellor of the institution, Professor Anthony Elujoba, who presided over the ceremony gave an very insightful lecture on “The philosophy of doing things right.”
He remarked in his lecture that most of the problems encountered, not only by the university but the country is the failure in doing things right which has been the source of most problems.
While highlighting his numerous challenges as well as the successes during his administration, he stated that he belonged to no camp as he prefers to assume a neutral stance.
“I belong to no camp, nor party. Everyone is my friend. I have no foe. It has been a sleepless challenge to serve as VC for the past four months. However, we need to put the past behind us and look forward to growth whilst making truth and faith our watchword,” Professor Elujoba stated.
He also stated that the university had been peaceful and accountable under his four month watch and pleaded for peace and cooperation amongst sister unions for the purpose of a smooth transition at the end of his six months acting tenure.