The Vice-Chancellor of Osun State University, Professor ‘Ayo Clement Adebooye, has been awarded the Distinguished Faculty of Agriculture Ambassador Award by his alma mater, the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, in recognition of his leadership achievements as Vice-Chancellor.
A statement by the Public Relations Officer of Osun State University, Ademola Adesoji, revealed that Adebooye received the award at the 12th Faculty Lecture of the Faculty of Agriculture, Obafemi Awolowo University, held at the African Centre of Excellence, Oak Park Hall, OAU, Ile-Ife.
Adebooye appreciated the Faculty for decorating him with the award and fondly recalled his days as an undergraduate in the Department of Crop Production and Protection.
He also called on alumni of Universities all over the country to make it a habit of giving back to their alma mater, noting that such goodwill would complement the efforts of governments in running the higher education system.
Adebooye stated “I am honoured to be recognized today as a Distinguished Ambassador of the first and best Faculty in this great Institution. OAU is great because it instills in its students and Alumni the best of learning and culture in its entirety, which include giving back to the system. Alumni of other Institutions should emulate the King of Universities and contribute to the growth of their alma mater, as the government cannot do it all.” Adebooye posited.
Other recipients include: Prof. Adebayo Simeon Bamire, Vice-Chancellor, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife; Professor Timothy Adebayo, Vice-Chancellor, Ajayi Crowther University, Oyo; Professor Adesola Ajayi, Vice-Chancellor, Abiola Ajimobi Technical University, Ibadan; and Professor Ojo Kolawole Adekunle, immediate past Dean of the Faculty of Agriculture, OAU, Ile-Ife.
A 400 level student of the Faculty, Miss Anjolaoluwa Blessing Adekola was also awarded Best Internship Student of the year.