The Class of 2000 Law graduates on 28th October, 2016 made a book presentation to the law faculty of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife. It was their own unique way of saying Thank You to the faculty for all that they gained during their time as students.
The books were received on behalf of the Faculty by Professor Ademola Popoola and his vice, Dr. Fayokun.
Professor Popoola couldn’t hide his appreciation for the warm gesture shown by the year group. He said,” This is not only remarkable but it is also commendable that in a time like this, your class can think of giving back.”
He further said, “Looking through the books, I see a lot of books that excite me. When I say that you all should be happy with your choice. You all know how books are my first love.
Sadly, the faculty has been deficient in local content (books). This was the major reason the full accreditation of the faculty was dropped into an interim accreditation.”
“But with what your class has just done and so many local authors on the list, we are encouraged and hopeful that this is a great leap towards restoration of full accreditation any time the NUC accreditation team comes back”.
The Alumni office of the University also appreciated the efforts of the year group. Mr. Gbolahan of the Alumni Office said, “the University Management, Staff, Students and especially the Academic and Non-Academic Staff of the Faculty of Law, Obafemi Awolowo University thank and appreciate the Year 2000 Graduating Set for their magnanimity to come forward despite these austere times to donate books to the Faculty.
Your Class’ kind gesture will go a long way to further assist both the Department and the current crop of Law Students who will someday join the League of Ife Law Alumni that will follow swiftly in your footsteps. We pray that each one of you continue to prosper and excel in all your endeavors as you carry our University’s Flag proudly out there.
We are proud of your individual and collective achievements till date and we implore you to continue to aspire to be the very best that Almighty God decreed you people to be. You have set the pace for others to follow and we remain eternally grateful.”
Mr. Tayo Anuodo who was part of the delegation to present the books spoke on behalf of the class. Amongst other things, he implored the faculty to stick to giving merit in this era of “point based admission” for admission into the faculty as it has been the secret that stands its alumni out as lawyers.
He further appealed to the faculty authority to facilitate bringing together all the alumni of the prestigious faculty. This way, resources can be pulled together for greater support.